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HUZZAH AND HURRAH! There will be a new book about the Pirates! in September! And Gideon Defoe's fancy new website has an extract! This bit has rendered me weak with laughter:
The Captain shook his head. ‘Icebergs. You know, if I didn’t already have that fiend Black Bellamy as a nemesis, I think the position could very well be taken by icebergs.’

‘They’re certainly a nuisance,’ said the pirate with a scarf.

‘I don‘t like the way you can‘t see their eyes,’ added the Captain grimly. ‘There‘s something really malevolent about that, don‘t you think?’

‘Um. Icebergs aren’t creatures, Pirate Captain.’

‘Well what in the Pirate King’s name are they then?’

‘It’s when water freezes.’

The Pirate Captain’s eyes widened. ‘This is what I like about life at sea. It’s one long voyage of discovery. Solid water! What will they think of next? Hopefully a pony who solves crimes.

I am counting the days until this book comes out. Counting the days, I tell you! The first two pirate books are probably the funniest things I've ever read in my life, particularly the Adventure with Whaling, which made me laugh so much I almost had an asthma attack and had to lie down to recover.

The entire website is pretty great. I particularly like the Meet the Pirates section ("the pirate in green is an everyman. He is also quite tidy. If they were to make a sitcom of the pirates in the 1970s he would be played by Richard Beckinsale."). Vive les Pirates!

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enoneoftheabove
Mar. 21st, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
I had never heard of these books before I read your entry.

Now I must have them!

Damn you! Damn you and your literary commentary!
stellanova
Mar. 21st, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Bwahahahaha! *evil laugh* I am a pirate enabler. Seriously, they are so, so funny. Everyone should read them!
leedy
Mar. 22nd, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)
Ha, that reminds me, don't you have one for meeeeeeee? That you haven't given me?
stellanova
Mar. 22nd, 2006 11:29 am (UTC)
Oh, I do, actually! It's part of your birthday present from last year! It's under my bed, I think.

Apparently I am a rather incompetent pirate enabler.

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