Where are the books (paperback fiction) with pirates as the characters?
December 10, 2013 9:34 AM Subscribe
Do they even exist in any substantial numbers?
posted by John Borrowman to Writing & Language (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
FIL has devoured all of the Louis L'Amour paperback westerns we can supply him with. Now he says he wants to read books about pirates. I can find non-fiction on the subject of piracy, children's books about pirates, and your basic bodice-ripper with the Fabio-like, stud pirate on the cover. But, the number of books where pirates are the main characters seems pitifully small. (My guess is that unlike in westerns - where good guys take on the bad guys - there aren't "good guy" pirates who could serve as a protagonist.)
Am I missing something? Can you point me in the right direction?