2017/04/17

BOOK REVIEW:
PIRATE HUNTERS BY ROBERT KURSON

Title: Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
Author: Robert Kurson
Published: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 432
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
This is the story of two men and their challenging and daring search for a legendary sunken pirate ship.


Review:
This book promises many things; history, suspense, pirates and above all: adventure. And in some ways it delivers all of this, but in others, it falls short.

I was very intrigued in the beginning of this book and I thought this was going to be a new favorite. You get to know the treasure hunters and their backstory which I thought was quite interesting and then there's the story of the ship they're searching for and its captain, which is brilliant. The writing was pretty good, the mystery was all set up and the search began. And then... it goes around in circles for pages on end.

I think this book could've easily shed almost a hundred pages because I think it lost some of its momentum in them. With these kinds of books, I feel there should be a certain feeling as a reader towards the end; you eagerly flip pages to solve the mystery as well as not wanting it to end. With this, when I started reaching the end, I just impatiently wanted them to get there already.

The history is definitely fascinating though, the tales of treasure hunting interesting and the stories from the Golden Age of Piracy are great. I just sorely wish there was less of all the other stuff in the middle of it, as you can only read about men bickering on a boat for so long.
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