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Pirates of the Caribbean

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A Pirate's Life by Elspeth

In a fandom dominated by shorts, it's great to find a novel-length adventure that's a bit closer to the style of the movie. Set shortly after the film, 'A Pirate's Life' contains a nice blend of action and romance, and doesn't slip into the common mistake of over-sentimentalising Jack Sparrow. The style lurches around a bit in places, and the ending was weaker than I'd hoped, but on the whole, a good read

[Added 17/12/2003; Drama; >50,000; Pirates of the Caribbean; Characters: Jack Sparrow, James Norrington, Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, Weatherby Swann, Anamaria, Gibbs, Gillette, OC]