Saturday, December 22, 2007
91. "The Pirate's Daughter" - Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Errol Flynn, shipwrecked on the outer islet of Jamaica, finds a new place to "start over" from his horrible career as a famous actor and regular gigilo. Enter Ida, a local girl/nymphet that slowly seduces him.
The author stated that she wrote this book based on historical facts regarding Flynn, as well as her own desire to see Jamaican stories in literature. Unfortunately, I felt like she may not have been the right person to introduce readers to the loveliness of Jamaica.
There are few descriptions, and the decent ones are recycled. What I learned from its pages I've known from other stories. In short, it read like a high-brow Jackie Collins novel... all plot, no substance.
1.0 out of 5.0 Jamaican Yo-Yos.