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A Literary Thriller on the Titanic-History, Mystery and Adventure!,
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This review is from: Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic (Hardcover)
Here are some of the many things I liked about this book:
It was a real page turner. I wanted to know whether the young protaganist, 12-year-old Patrick Waters, was going to do the right thing and whether he would foil the scheming of the intellectually snobbish villains.
I learned a lot about Sir Francis Bacon.
The attention to historic detail enabled me to really visualize what it must have been like on the Titanic--in a richer and different way than any of the movies and documentaries about the ship.
The satirical prose--this book is written in a refreshingly simple yet sophisticated manner in a way. So many authors seem to try so hard to capture satire that I end up rolling my eyes at the forced hip and cool manner of the writing. This book accomplishes quite the opposite and is truly funny. My eleven-year-old agrees!
My eleven-year-old finished the book in two days.
I enjoyed learning about Harry Widener, a young, wealthy rare book collector and an actual passenger on the Titanic and what mysteries may have surrounded him and his books.
I could go on and on. In short, this is a smart, funny, suspenseful and educational mystery!