Captain Blood

Captain Blood - Rafael Sabatini I am of an age that remembers spending Saturday afternoons at my local movie theater with a bag of popcorn and a box of milk duds and a coke that in total cost me about a dollar. The movies (and there were always two of them----with a cartoon just to get you going) were 50 cents. Those hours were magical and movies have never been better. They say you can't go back home again; but reading Captain Blood took me right back to being 10 years old. The hero is larger than life, as good with his brains, and his rapier wit, as with his sword. The villains are nothing short of despicable. I can hear the chorus of 10 year old cat-calls and jeers at their every appearance. Captain Blood may be the perfect adventure novel. Seriously. Get yourself some popcorn, a quiet place to read, and be prepared to be entertained.