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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

In my top 5 favorite books.

This is in my top 5 list of favorite books!! It is fascinating, funny at times, and informative.

posted by Anonymous on December 3, 2006

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Disconnection

Horwitz fails to draw the reader into his book. In an attempt to prevent it from becoming a history book he slaps in his 'adventures' between Cook passages. By doing this the reader never gets a great taste of Cook or Horwitz. Furthermore, Horwitz seems overly critic...
Horwitz fails to draw the reader into his book. In an attempt to prevent it from becoming a history book he slaps in his 'adventures' between Cook passages. By doing this the reader never gets a great taste of Cook or Horwitz. Furthermore, Horwitz seems overly critical of every island he comes to. He almost whines like a child when he finds the islands aren't like they were 200+ years ago, what did he expect? His blind love for Cook prevents him from presenting anything negative against Cook. When something rises, he quickly shoots it down with arguments that are very shaky.

posted by Anonymous on March 6, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2005

    Disconnection

    Horwitz fails to draw the reader into his book. In an attempt to prevent it from becoming a history book he slaps in his 'adventures' between Cook passages. By doing this the reader never gets a great taste of Cook or Horwitz. Furthermore, Horwitz seems overly critical of every island he comes to. He almost whines like a child when he finds the islands aren't like they were 200+ years ago, what did he expect? His blind love for Cook prevents him from presenting anything negative against Cook. When something rises, he quickly shoots it down with arguments that are very shaky.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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