Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini

For a book that was written in 1922 (or there about) this book is amazing.

Of course I love Sabatini's work, his Sea-Hawk is probably my favorite book of all time (at the moment).

This book is about a doctor (Peter Blood) turned soldier, turned doctor again, he saves a rebel's life and for that is convicted of treason and sentenced to death. King James converts his and a bunch of others sentences to ten years of slavery in Barbados.

After his talent as a surgeon is discovered he is allowed to medicate the people of the island.

Then the Spanish raid the island. He (and some buddies) steal a ship, kidnap the guy who owns them and escape to Tortuga. I know fascinating right?

It gets better but because I think people need to read more Sabatini, I'm not going to tell you how it ends. You can read it for yourself.

** for people who are related to me (and like to buy books for me): here's a hint: you can't go wrong with Sabatini.... (mom that was for you;)
ps mom you are so reading this book....

3 comments:

Mrs Mecomber said...

Wow, it sounds interesting! Sounds like Robinson Crusoe, Count of Monte Cristo, and the real life of John Newton all rolled into one.

Breezey375 said...

I have to admit while I think I have a copy... Okay I know I have a copy, I've never read Robinson Crusoe. I might have to... It's a really amazing book, this man was a really talented writer. I can highly recommend it to anyone who has a thing for pirates.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Wow, you've read all those books, and not Robinson Crusoe? It was my favorite book growing up. I still like those "lost" kind of stories. Defoe's book is excellent. I have a hard time finding the original- all I see at the library are those condensed (watered down) classics for kids.