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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

On Stranger Tides

Looking for yet more good Halloween reading? In the mood for the supernatural? Like pirates better than phantom ships? How about a book that has both: Tim Powers' On Stranger Tides.
It's one of my very favorite books.

Powers has a reputation for crafting engaging stories that are historically accurate while incorporating a twist, so out of curiosity I did a little searching: it's available in at least eight languages, and even Oxford University holds a copy. Even Yale holds a copy. Some very large maritime museum libraries around the world do not have a copy of this book. Maybe that's because it's too much fun!

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