Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne

Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne is a fictional retelling of the famous events aboard HMS Bounty in 1789. John Jacob Turnstile a pickpocket is given a choice either jail or serve as captain Bligh's servant. The novel follows Turnstile's experiences through the outward voyage, Tahiti the mutiny and the journey by open boat. After it was set adrift by Christian. This is character driven as opposed to an adventure story. For the most part I enjoyed it. There were a few historical snafus along the way. I think some of the slang is more victorian then from the 18th century for instance. That being said an excellent addition to a nautical fiction library.

Highly recommended!

Note:This book was provided through Librarything's early reviewer.

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