Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton, RIP


Michael Crichton might have passed away a little over a year ago but the prolific producer of best sellers keep on publishing like the Energizer Bunny.

His latest work, Pirate Latitudes, is an adventure revolving around piracy in Jamaica in the 17th century. It’s scheduled for release November 24, 2009 but you can read an excerpt on the Wall Street Journal’s website. I’m not a Crichton fan but this one looks interesting and there’s a rumor that Steven Spielberg is working on a movie.


Of course, if you’re looking for a maritime adventure written by a real sailor who’s also an accomplished author, don’t forget my good friend Randy Peffer’s great civil war maritime thriller, Southern Seahawk or one of my favorite all time books, Log of the Dead Pirates Society.

I spy some great sea stories on your horizon.

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

2 thoughts on “Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton, RIP”

  1. Incredible, another “Black Legend” novel where the villains are the Spaniards and the heroes are the pirates, and those bastard anglosaxons love it. It is like us in Spain loving a novel where Osama bin Laden is the hero and you anglosaxons the blood thirsty criminals.

    1. Haven’t read it yet so I don’t really know how to respond other than pirate stories are always difficult but perennially popular. For the most part pirates were nothing more than organized criminals yet the romance of the sea and the folklore that surrounds them causes most people to overlook that fact. Thanks for visiting and commenting, hopefully you found some other content on the site that was more in your liking.

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