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What a great story, but then pretty much everything Mr Powers writes is that.
The first third of the book is captivating, but then the story enfolds in stops and starts the rest of the way, wrapping up way too quickly at the end.
I loved Tim Powers' mix of fantasy and history and adventure when I first read this book in 1986.
Tim Powers is a great Writer and most of his Books are excellent.
I won"t go into details of the Book as other five star reviewer have done,
but trust me this is one... Read more
With a cadence and atmosphere that throbs with the spirit and the humid sea air of the Caribbean, this novel is an incessantly fascinating and thrilling adventure replete with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Lebaron
This book was just absolutely amazing. just when you think it starts to get dull, the action picks up again and takes you through a fantastic adventure where the pirates are not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Everett Law
At first when I read that this had inspired the Bruckheimer series of films I was skeptical, but having read so much of Powers' work before I knew I had to see for myself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason Covert
This is my second read of ON STRANGER TIDES. I remember liking it a lot more the first time. Here's the reason. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. M. Trotto
According to the Wikipedia entry, Tim Powers' 1987 "On Stranger Tides" was the inspiration for both the "Monkey Island" series of video games and for the 4th "Pirates of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by David A. Lessnau
This is filled with interesting stuff, but there's ponderous details to get to the good stuff. Enjoyed parts of it immensely.Published 3 months ago by J. Lynne