Hidden in the Shelves (24)

Hidden in the Shelves is a feature where I show off a discovery (or rediscovery) that I came across while shelving books for work.


The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists by Gideon Defoe

Not since Moby-Dick…No, not since Treasure Island…Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest sea-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time at sea, somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition.

Worried that his pirates are growing bored with a life of winking at pretty native ladies and trying to stick enough jellyfish together to make a bouncy castle, the Pirate Captain decides it’s high time to spearhead an adventure.

While searching for some major pirate booty, he mistakenly attacks the young Charles Darwin’s Beagle and then leads his ragtag crew from the exotic Galapagos Islands to the fog-filled streets of Victorian London. There they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, radioactive elephants, and the Holy Ghost himself. And that’s not even the half of it.

Summary from Goodreads. I saw The Pirates! Band of Misfits a few months ago at the dollar theater. It looked funny and it was by the same people who made Wallace and Gromit. The movie was amusing enough. I definately got my dollar’s worth. A week or so later I discovered that apparently the movie was based on a book (or books?) while at work. Bonus: ours was a teeny book but there was another book The Pirates! In An Adventure With Ahab packaged with it. It defiantly looks fun. I’m a bit hesitant to pick it up. The movie was funny but it was PG so the humor was pretty tame. I’m a bit worried that the book will be very adult and the jokes will be more raunchy than funny.

Have you read this book?

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