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On Stranger Tides: 02/20/14

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On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers shares its title with the third of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies but inspired (helped fill in the gaps) the basic mechanics of the Curse of the Black Pearl (the first film). That said, the book has about as much to do with its cinematic spawn as The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte does with The Ninth Gate.

In place of Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, and Cap'n Jack Sparrow, there is puppet-maker John Chandagnac. If he has any movie equivalent he'd take the place of Bootstrap Turner in the often spoken about backstory.

Along the crossing of the ocean, John Chandagnac's ship is attacked by pirates. Turns out these pirates are cursed and are now ZOMBIES. So this is basically the story of how John takes inventory of his life and decides being part of a cursed pirate ship might be more rewarding that working with puppets.

Three stars

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