erhaps only vampires are more romanticized in literature than pirates, but it must be a rather close race. For those who crave the dangerous bad boy types in their books (and in their hearts) heaven forbid if anyone ever writes about a vampire pirate. We may never put those books down again. It’s probably already been done, come to think of it. Probably for the best. My vampire loving days are well behind me and it’s probably best that they stay there.
I don’t hold out much hope that The Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates will be that much of a romantic tale. For one thing, even though the work is attributed to self proclaimed pirate Captain Charles Johnson, there’s no record of such a person ever existing, and by and large the literary world tends to attribute this book to Daniel Defoe. That being the case, this is probably less a tale of swashbuckling lust on the high seas and more an account of the day to day, scurvy riddled life of sailors who happen to make most of their income from making off with whatever is on board the nearest underprotected ship. After reading Robinson Crusoe I don’t hold much hope for any of Defoe’s writing to be anything other than a sleep aid.