The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab: A novel

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab: A novel

by Gideon Defoe

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab: A novel by Gideon Defoe

They’re back!!! The Pirate Captain and his irascible crew of scoundrels return in their soggiest saga yet.Fresh from their mishaps with Charles Darwin and the evil Bishop of Oxford, the Pirates set sail in a bouncy new vessel——purchased on credit. In order to repay his debts, the Pirate Captain is determined to capture the enigmatic White Whale, hunted by the notoriously moody Ahab, who has promised a reward.Chaos ensues, featuring the lascivious Cutlass Liz, the world’s most dangerous mosquito, an excerpt from the Pirate Captain’s novel in progress (a bodice ripper, of course), whale ventriloquism, practical lessons in whale painting, a shanty-singing contest in a Las Vegas casino, and a dra-matic climax in which the Pirate Captain’s prize ham saves the day!Move over, Herman Melville.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307489586
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/10/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gideon Defoe, who lives in London, is the author of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. The pirate books are just the first stage of his plan to topple the global economy and create a glorious workers’ utopia.

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Pirates! (any of them) books are absolutely AMAZING. Defoe's clever use of wordplay and adorable (*sarcastically*as if there were any other way to describe a pirate) characters weave an exquisitely marvellous tale. ...And it's great for random quoting, making it easier to avoid unwanted conversations! ...Or confusing strangers--that's fun, too!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read these in Vegas during the day while my boyfriend was a slave to the slots and I would get drunk off free mai tai's and blue hawaii's because what else would you drink when reading about silly pirates?! It was so funny! And their compact size conveniently fit into my purse! I'm not sure if the cocktails dramtically enhanced my giggles while reading these books but I just discovered that there are 2 new owns and I will def. be buying during my next trip to the book store - they put you in a great mood!!!!! arghhhhhh!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What do you get when you mix a philosophizing Pirate Captain, a brooding Captain Ahab, a land-locked whale, and a well-preserved ham? I got a sore belly from laughing so hard. Defoe's Pirates series is the Monty Python of the written word - absurd, clever, and above all, delightful. If you're in need of a good laugh, look no further.
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