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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Captain James Hook and the Curse of Peter Pan
Book Review

This was a magical tale full of adventure and fantastical delight. It was really enjoyable. It reads as an instant classic. It fits well with the novel Peter and Wendy that came out in 1911. It's the story told from Hook's point of view. Being a fan of anything Peter Pan I jumped at the chance to read this book.

The writing style is spot on and instantly you're pulled into the nautical world of Hook as he recalls being a boy growing up in Port Royal and encountering Peter Pan, then later Neverland. The way in which he discovers Neverland reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia and was a really cool part of the story that was super fun to read. I loved the way he describes the part of Neverland he discovers. Parts of this story also reminded me of Tarzan of the Apes, which is a fantastic book. Young James and a friend face incredible beasts  on an island and much like Tarzan their adventure facing off against these beasts makes for exciting fiction.

The author really captures the voice of Captain James Hook and you get to hear his story from his childhood on. It was fascinating and very well told. This book is a real treat for anyone who loves good storytelling but especially for fans of the Peter Pan story world.

There were some incredible sword fights at the end that were immensely satisfying. They made for huge stand up and cheer moments that made my heart swell with pride for the most unlikely of protagonists James Hook. This book was easy to rate at 5/5 stars. I loved every minute of reading it. I was highly entertaining, well written, and full of fun adventures.

Also the narrator David Stifel did an outstanding job with the audiobook. He just nailed Hook's voice and the voices of the others perfectly with all the different accents. It really added to the story to hear it told through a perfect Captain James Hook voice.


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