A Swashbucker's Guide from the Pirates of the Caribbean
by Jason Heller
Publisher: Quirk Books
Genre: Fantasy, Pirates
Hardback: 176 pages
Description from the amazon:
For every would-be pirate who's wished to cast off the shackles of landlubber society, here is the official guide to taking up seagoing roguishness the right way—er, that is, the right wrong way—well, let’s just say Jack’s way.
The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook gives you an insider’s perspective on all the dirty tricks of the buccaneer’s trade, helpfully arrrrrrrrrticulating such vital nautical information as:
• How to Bury Treasure
• How to Break a Curse
• How to Fight a Tavern Full of Angry Men
• How to Stay Alive When Your Ship Sinks
• How to Cope with Mermaids
. . . and dozens more crucial skills you’ll want to master before hitting the high seas.
Excerpt of Table of Contents: ones I found amusing
How to Use Words to Misdirect and Confound
Pirate Hygiene (or the Lack Thereof)
How to Fight a Tavern Full of Angry Men
Top Ten Pirate Superstitions
Pirates, by nature, aren't terribly literate. As a consequence, no book can hope to fully prepare the pampered, modern-day layabout for the lusty life of a pirate.
- page 10, introduction
This pirate handbook is an entertaining one sprinkled with illustrations and photos from the Pirates of Caribbean film.
Fans of the movie will get a kick out of this Sparrow treat.
On Stranger Tides
I enjoyed this latest pirates movie starring the favorite Captain Jack Sparrow. Lots of action, lots of pirate-ing and lots of fun Sparrow-isms. What was especially intriguing for me this time around was the side story of the mermaids.
* review copy courtesy of publisher