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ISBN: 0349111839
Author: Nicholas Griffin
Language: English
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk; New Ed edition (July 2000)
Pages: 368
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 554
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Nicholas Griffin writes very well, and this is his first published book. I will read his next book also. The glossary in the back is very helpful, but I wish it had been more extensive. I really hope he didn't love it, because if he did, then I might have to reconsider my high opinion of him. This is the story of Welshman William Williams, a youngest son who is determined to go out in the world and make something of himself.

The Requiem Shark book. William Williams is forced into an apprenticeship with ex-slaver. Nicholas Griffin's The Requiem Shark traces the short bloody career of the pirate Captain Bartholomew Roberts, as shown through the eyes of his crewman, William Williams, a fellow Welshman. Roberts appoints the literate Williams as his scribe and personal biographer (since Roberts himself cannot write, but wants his deeds memorialized).

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Set in the 18th century's Golden Age of Piracy, THE REQUIEM SHARK is the tale of a young recruit, William Williams and his forced apprenticeship to Bartholomew Roberts, slaver turned pirate Captain. Enlisted first as a musician, then as the Captain's biographer, Williams learns to negotiate the seas of the Caribbean and West Africa recording their conflicts with the merchantmen and whores, tribesmen and soldiers that populated the ends of the known world.

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If you like Hornblower you will love this book. There is enough adventure and rivalry to keep you interested until the very last page with an unexpected twist at the end. Find similar books Profile. Such was the breath of relief when the mainsail was finally set that it was almost enough to fill canvas and blow them from Devil's Island. Those who had left wives behind mourned them throughout the first watch when clouds and waves had a curious habit of imitating the female form, but the rest reminded them to be thankful for their freedom

THE REQUIEM SHARK Based on the final voyage of the most successful captain in the history of piracy, The Requiem Shark is. .

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Set in the 18th century's Golden Age of Piracy, THE REQUIEM SHARK is the tale of a young recruit, William Williams and his forced apprenticeship to Bartholomew Roberts, slaver turned pirate Captain. Enlisted first as a musician, then as the Captain's biographer, Williams learns to negotiate the seas of the Caribbean and West Africa recording their conflicts with the merchantmen and whores, tribesmen and soldiers that populated the ends of the known world. Influenced by shipmates, from the learned Dr Scudamore to Innocent, ex-slave and sole member of his own religion, Williams struggles to justify his own position within the Royal Fortune, as the British Navy hunt them down and the fanatical Captain Roberts drives the ship onwards to the ultimate prize - the mysterious treasure ship...Rich in historical detail and based upon the last years of the most successful pirate known to history, THE REQUIEM SHARK is a gripping adventure set in a brutal environment dominated by gold, disease and blood.

Comments:

Ausstan
Do not confuse this "life of a pirate" novel with the fairytale Disney-type versions abounding on movie screens right now. Not much whimsical or comical in this work which is a far more realistic depiction of the life of a pirate in the Caribbean (and elsewhere) in the 1600's. And that realism includes savagery, great cruelty, greed, rape, burnings alive and other not-for-kiddies narration about what things were actually like for a shipboard outlaw during these times. I had a hard time getting into this book, but was greatly assisted once I found the glossary at the back! Made understanding the dialogue and following the action considerably easier. I enjoyed this book more and more as it went along and by the end had become totally rapt in the story and the characters.

The desperados depicted in this work are quite believeable and some even likeable despite their criminality. Like so many robbers, they are staking their futures on the "last big score" treasure ship, the capture of which will set them up for life and be their ticket to ease and luxury. Questing for that phantom booty takes them across the oceans and through many adventures. Griffin keeps the story moving along and is quite successful crafting a reasonable and believeable conclusion that I found to be a particularly satisfying ending.

I love historical fiction, but not usually of the swashbuckling variety. This was a pleasant entry into that category. Recommended for those who enjoy "manly men" type tales. I'm no man, but liked it muchly anyway!
Zepavitta
This is an excellent debut for Nicholas Griffin. The story of Black Bart Roberts, pirate legend, is told through the eyes of William Williams, an educated Welshman and younger son, who seeks his fortune on the high seas. His education and background separates him from the crew, just as his lack of seafaring skill keeps him apart from the captain. From this in-between viewpoint, he becomes the chronicler of the fortunes of Black Bart and of life at sea in the swashbuckling days of the early 18th Century.
The book is full of fascinating historical detail as well as being a ripping good yarn, and is hard to put down.
I would recommend The Requiem Shark to anyone interested in historical fiction, or ships and sailing. If you liked Thomas Mallon's Two Moons, then I think you will like this.
Kanrad
Very much enjoyed. Despite nitpicking from some readers/reviewers about the historical and technical accuracy of the novel, I found it to be grimly realistic and engaging. The novel jibed well with the harsh realities of a pirate's life as described by such acclaimed non-fiction as UNDER THE BLACK FLAG, THE SACK OF PANAMA, and FUNNEL OF GOLD. The characters were interesting and believable (if not always well-developed); the crew's adventures credible and entertaining; the plot line was absorbing and flowed nicely; and the last third of the novel, particularly the ending, was wonderfully unpredictable. Not a five-star classic by any means, but certainly one for the library shelf. Recommended for those readers looking for a non-formulaic, historically apt, and stimulating read.
ZloyGenii
This is an adventure story formed around the goals of the pirate Bartholomew Roberts, or Black Bart as he has been known.
Nicholas Griffin writes very well, and this is his first published book. I will read his next book also. The glossary in the back is very helpful, but I wish it had been more extensive. Also, in the paperback, the printing on the map is too small to read.
It did seem odd to me that an educated person like William Williams found himself among such cutthroats. Why was he there, and why did he stay in the face of the horrors they committed?
If you like boats, adventure, pirates, this is a good book to read.
And, it's a good time to read this book and contrast it with the summer's movie from Disney, Pirates of the Caribbean.
Phenade
I picked up The Requiem Shark because my favorite author, Guy Gavriel Kay, mentioned on his website that it was on his "to read" pile. I really hope he didn't love it, because if he did, then I might have to reconsider my high opinion of him.

This is the story of Welshman William Williams, a youngest son who is determined to go out in the world and make something of himself. To that end, he hangs out in pubs by the coast until he is conscripted. This doesn't last long, as his ship is overrun by pirates. As the "music" on board, he is commandeered to serve on the pirate vessel instead.

Here is my impression of what follows:

Something bad happens. Williams is sick/injured/whatever. Random character with wacky pirate name is introduced on pg xx. Dies on pg xx+2. Oh, look now Williams is better. But, you know, I just didn't care.

I didn't care about Williams or the captain, and certainly not about any of the characters with two pages of existence. I'm aware that the views I hold on pirates are probably very idealistic, but I don't think my opinions were influenced by the graphic depiction of pirate life. I simply think the author did a poor job of communicating the true personality of his characters. It wasn't that I didn't care about their fate because they were doing piratey things, but rather that I didn't care because I didn't feel that I knew or understood them. It was quite a chore to make it to the end, but I'm stubborn so I persevered.

The only reason this gets two stars instead of one is that things finally start to pick up in the last 80 pages or so. The ending is surprising and admirable in its way. If Griffin wanted it to be viewed with detachment, then he succeeded, though it could've been a lot more affecting if the characters were more fully fleshed out.
adventure time
gorgeous writing, engaging tale, written in the style of the period.

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