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by Gideon Defoe

  • ISBN: 0375423214
  • Author: Gideon Defoe
  • ePub ver: 1620 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1620 kb
  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Pantheon; First American Edition edition (October 19, 2004)
  • Formats: lrf docx mobi azw
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Humor & Satire
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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (released in North America, Australia and New Zealand as The Pirates! Band of Misfits) is a 2012 British-American 3D stop-motion animated swashbuckler comedy film produced by Aardman Animations and Sony . .

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (released in North America, Australia and New Zealand as The Pirates! Band of Misfits) is a 2012 British-American 3D stop-motion animated swashbuckler comedy film produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation as their second and final collaborative project. Directed by Peter Lord, the film is loosely based on The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, the first book from Gideon Defoe's The Pirates! series

One. Into action under the pirate flag! ‘The best bit about being a pirate,’ said the pirate with gout, ‘is the looting. ‘That’s rubbish!’ said the albino pirate. There was a ten-gallon hat from the Pirates’ Adventure with the Cowboys, and some old bits of tentacle from the Pirates’ Adventure with Squid, as well as several Post-It notes reminding the Pirate Captain to say things like ‘Splice the mainsail!’ or ‘Hard about, lads!’. On the walls there hung several fantastic paintings of the Pirate Captain himself – one of them showed him looking anguished and cradling a dead swan: this painting was titled WHY?

In an Adventure with Scientists. In An Adventure With Scientists (which I haven't read). A good funny read, somewhat in the Lemony Snicket gothic vein but a bit more burlesque.

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.

GIDEON DEFOE was born in 1975 and lives in London. ISBN 9781408826058 10 98765432

GIDEON DEFOE was born in 1975 and lives in London. He is also the author of The Pirates! In An Adventure with Moby Dick, The Pirates! In An Adventure with Communists, and The Pirates! In An Adventure with Napoleon. You could be forgiven for thinking he is a bit of a one-trick pony. ISBN 9781408826058 10 98765432. Typeset by Hewer Text UK Ltd, Edinburgh.

But a pirate adventure without several people run through by cutlasses would be like asking a pirate not to eat ham . While the book has the humour there is a visual aspect to some of the jokes that really would work better in a movie

But a pirate adventure without several people run through by cutlasses would be like asking a pirate not to eat ham, cruel and unusual. If you stumble across this in any format I assure you that you will have a great time and if you;re ever looking for a gift for somebody there's no way you can go wrong with a book about pirates with luxuriant beards, especially if they are the significant hipster in your life. While the book has the humour there is a visual aspect to some of the jokes that really would work better in a movie. I think book really reads more like a script for a movie and while it isn’t laid out that way I can’t help but thing that a movie adaptation was the main goal of the author.

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Gideon Defoe was born in 1975 and lives in London

Gideon Defoe was born in 1975 and lives in London. Because of all the usual politics and petty jealousies rife throughout the literary world, neither of his previous books, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists nor The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab, has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Библиографические данные.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Worried that his pirates are growing bored of roaring, running people through, and sitting about on tropical beaches, the Pirate Captain decides it's time they had an adventure. A chance encounter with the young Charles Darwin leads the Captain and his crew to the fog-filled streets of London, a grisly murder and a diabolical Bishop. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Bloomsbury PublishingReleased: Jan 30, 2012ISBN: 9781408828144Format: book.

In this book Mr. Defoe gives us a hilarious story, loveable . Oh, to be a pirate captain with a fine luxurious beard, Spearheadin' an adventure three parts farce and one part weird, In which Mr. Charles Darwin in a prominent role you'll see, Amazing all of London with Bobo the Man-panzee. Defoe gives us a hilarious story, loveable characters I defy anyone who reads it to NOT fall for the Pirate Captain and a tongue in cheek sense of the ridiculous that is guarranteed to please. From beginning to end it holds up to its promise and never grows stale. I give it 2 hooks up and 5 Jolly Rogers. Not everyday pirates! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. The humor in this book is so beyond heavy that it becomes light again.

Not since Moby-Dick...No, not since Treasure Island...Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest sea-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time at sea, somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition.Worried that his pirates are growing bored with a life of winking at pretty native ladies and trying to stick enough jellyfish together to make a bouncy castle, the Pirate Captain decides it's high time to spearhead an adventure.While searching for some major pirate booty, he mistakenly attacks the young Charles Darwin's Beagle and then leads his ragtag crew from the exotic Galapagos Islands to the fog-filled streets of Victorian London. There they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, radioactive elephants, and the Holy Ghost himself. And that's not even the half of it.
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playboy
When they're not belting out a lusty sea shanty or arguing about the best way to prepare ham, there's nothing pirates like more than a rousing adventure. Happily, that's just what's in store for the Pirate Captain and his shipful of variously monikered pirates--the scarf-wearing pirate, the pirate with an accordion, the ill-fated balding archeologist pirate--when they bump into Charles Darwin and his trained monkey Mr. Bobo in the South Pacific. Together, Darwin and the pirates sail off to England to combat the Bishop of Oxford, an evil-mustachioed villain with a diabolical scheme involving the grisly murder of numerous circus-going women. The Pirate Captain may be an unusually gullible scofflaw, and--how to put this nicely--he's not the sharpest cutlass in the drawer, but his peculiar combination of hirsute manliness, keen introspection ("Damn my piratical nature!"), and roguish je ne sais quoi may be just the thing needed to defeat the Oxfordian knave.

Gideon Defoe's exuberant The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists purports to be an account set down some 150 years ago by the debonair Pirate Captain himself--so the Captain's note to readers (specifically, negligee-clad, nineteen-year-old readers) on the back of the book alleges. (Careful readers may doubt the account's historicity, though, given its frequent anachronisms--references to Murder, She Wrote, for example, and Cocoa Puffs. I'll leave it to readers to nitpick.) It comes complete with the occasional footnote, some of the entries very odd indeed: "Black looks best on persons who have black in their features (hair, eyes, brows, and lashes), although black can be worn by most people for very dramatic occasions." There is also a handful of helpful questions for discussion in the back of the book. (For example, number seven: "Scientifically speaking, who do you think the tallest pirate in the world is?")

If it's not clear enough by now, Defoe's Pirates is a hilarious read filled with some extremely clever writing. Not for nothing has Monty Python's Eric Idle blurbed it as "destined to become a classic of pirate comic fiction." You'll want to read this one.

Reviewed by Debra Hamel, author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece
Agalen
The Pirate Captain, a dashing man very fond of ham, attacks The Beagle-thanks to a false tip from Black Bellamy, the pirate with a knife between his teeth-and, finding no treasure, becomes involved in an adventure with the not-yet-famous Darwin. Darwin's brother, Erasmus, has been kidnapped by the "blackhearted Bishop of Oxford" to keep Darwin from exhibiting Mister Bobo, who he (Darwin) has trained to communicate with word cards. The Pirate Captain and his crew return to London to assist Darwin in rescuing Erasmus, a feat which forces all the pirates to pretend to be scientists, and some of them to pretend to be scientists pretending to be women.

What do you mean it doesn't make any sense? It's not supposed to! That's the beauty of this little gem: with one outrageous chapter after another, The Pirates! is full of puns, jokes and allusions. It's purposefully written with no sense of historical accuracy, adding an extra layer of fun, and uses every piratical cliché and stereotype to the fullest humorous advantage. Scurvy, a hot air balloon, ham, a grisly murder machine, swashbuckling, an exciting chase scene in the Museum of Natural History, talking primates, breakfast cereal and pirates! What's not to love?

The Pirates! is Defoe's first novel and, for me, is the best comic novel debut I have ever had to fortune to read. Not only was it hard to put down, but it demanded to be read aloud, first by me to my husband, and then by him back to me as he read it! The book cover says that he "wrote the Pirates! to convince a woman to leave her boyfriend for him. She didn't". I just hope that her failure to follow through won't stop him from writing another Pirate Adventure.
Braned
You don't have to be a particular fan of pirates or scientists to enjoy this seabreezy novel. Join the Pirate Captain and his crew for adventure on the high seas and in Victorian London--"soot and orphans everywhere, and gaslit cobbled streets full of fog and sinister gentleman out for a night of illicit murder"--with their unlikely scientist companions. The adventure begins when the pirates mistakenly attack The Beagle, Darwin's famous ship, in search of treasure. Full of informative footnotes and lots of feasts with ham, this book is a small treasure. We only pray it's part of a series.
Conjulhala
It's a little different to the film, but it's an enjoyable read, and I love the characterizations.
Fonceiah
other than the fast arrival the best part was the smile on my wife's face when she opened it up
Virtual
This book is hilarious. Dry, straightforward humor, filled with random history references and loads of piratical nonsense. Pirate With A Scarf somehow manages to keep the plot going, while the Pirate Captain is always finding new ways to get his crew into trouble...I mean, adventure. I'm 19, and I adored this. READ. :)
Rose Of Winds
This is a superb comic novel. If you like pirate stories, or if you like ham, or even if you like scientists, you should purchase this book immediately.
this book was given as a gift and the recipient loved it! She is eagerly waiting for the sequel.

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