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On Stranger Tides (English Edition) par [Powers, Tim]
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Longueur : 339 pages Word Wise: Activé Composition améliorée: Activé
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“One of the most original and innovative writers of fantasy currently working….The quality of Powers’s prose never falters….His writing defies characterization and he never repeats himself.” (Washington Post)

“[On Stranger Tides] promises marvels and horrors, and delivers them all. You’ll love the characters, you’ll stay awake all night reading it, and when you finally do sleep, you’ll find this story playing through your dreams.” (Orson Scott Card)

“Tim Powers is an uncommon literary talent….Exceedingly readable….If heavenly muses were to put Dean Koontz, John Le Carré and Robert Parker into a creative blender, then molded the mix into a brand new writer, the result would be something akin to Tim Powers.” (Denver Post)

“Powers [has] considerable gifts.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Powers has forged a style of narrative uniquely his own, one filled with sharply drawn characters, fully imagined settings, elaborate underpinnings that pull all rugs out from under us and let us glimpse terrible, ragged floors beneath.” (Los Angeles Times)

“Tim Powers has long been one of my absolutely favorite writers, those whose new books I snatch up as soon as they appear….The qualities I most admire in him [are] intelligence, narrative sparkle, great dialogue, speculative imagination, and emotional power.” (Peter Straub)

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1718: Puppeteer John Chandagnac has set sail for Jamaica to recover his stolen inheritance, when his ship is seized by pirates. Offered the choice to join the crew, or be killed where he stands, he decides that a pirate's life is better than none at all.

Now known as Jack Shandy, this apprentice buccaneer soon learns to handle a mainsail and wield a cutlass - only to discover he is now a subject of a Caribbean pirate empire ruled by one Edward Thatch, better known as Blackbeard.

A practitioner of voodoo, Blackbeard is building an army of the living and the dead, to voyage together to search for the ultimate prize: the legendary Fountain of Youth.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 947 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 339 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 006209453X
  • Editeur : Corvus; Édition : Main (1 mai 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B004V9OD9K
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On Stranger Tides de Tim Powers est l'oeuvre qui a inspiré les épisodes de Monkey Island sur PC ainsi que le 4ème film Pirates des Caraïbes (toute la saga est d'ailleurs inspirée de l'univers décrit par Tim Powers).
C'est un authentique roman d'héroic fantasy dans l'univers de la piraterie où son influence est comparable à celle du Seigneur des Anneaux pour l'héroïc fantasy "médiévale".

J'avais par contre souhaité le découvrir en langue anglaise et c'est là que cela se corse: le vocabulaire est celui de la navigation maritime, ce qui rends incompréhensible des passages entiers du roman pour les non-marins.

En bref, un excellent roman, une pierre fondatrice de l'univers des Pirates des Caraïbes, mais difficile d'accès en version originale.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This is fantastic. It's read by WHO? You're kidding! 11 mars 2011
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Yes, one of the greatest pirate fantasy fiction novels ever written is available on audio book, and it is read by...Bronson Pinchot, and it's fantastic!

I have been a big fan of Tim Powers' novels for years, and like most fans frustrated that such a master of magic historical fiction (magic-punk?) has had many of his greatest works OUT OF PRINT despite multiple awards and praise. I had heard quite a while ago, when I first started tracking down his books, about him having written a pirate novel of some merit, but everyone I had talked to said it was near impossible to find.
After searching and searching, I finally found a friend that let me borrow his prized copy and read it (he actually made me leave a rare book of mine in his possession as collateral for its return); I am glad I did because On Stranger Tides is now one of my favorite books.

Like several of Powers' "historical" novels it draws heavily from what (little) is known about real people who actually existed but who have had legends and even myths built up around them, in this case the "real" historical journeys of Edward Teach (Blackbeard) and his noteworthy death. He then weaves the truths together with plausible paranormal ulterior motives and engrossing adventures until he has crafted a tapestry of such cunning that it sends you back to the history books to make sure that it is fiction.

Bronson Pinchot's reading of this book is a wonder. Despite being mostly known for his sit-com performances on TV, he is actually classically trained in the fine arts, sculpture, and architecture; well educated (Yale University, magna cum laude); and a veteran performer of both stage and screen. His telling of the story glides easily from narration to character as only a masterful storyteller can. I cannot imagine how a full cast could have done it any better.
I have read that his other audiobook performances have likewise gotten rave reviews and he has even won an Audie Award for his audio book performances. I am planning on seeking those out next.

The production is from Blackstone Audio on 10 disks (or MP3) so you are assured that the recordings are clean, balanced, and well edited as well.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A thrilling and passionate yarn 30 juillet 2014
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With a cadence and atmosphere that throbs with the spirit and the humid sea air of the Caribbean, this novel is an incessantly fascinating and thrilling adventure replete with ghosts, voodoos, bocors, pirates, history, and the high seas. The rapier humor is sometimes dark but always intelligent, and the spell the prose weaves smokes like the shouldering of a buccaneer's fire on the beach of a lost island. Amidst all the adventurous and disturbing moments, is a nostalgic song, light as a sea shanty, passionate as a love song, quiet as a lullaby, to a world that has gone, and to childhood fears and dreams, to a longing for heroism and perfect love, where voices from Europe, Africa, natives, and other realms in untrodden growths join the chorus. Cast off with the likes of Blackbeard, Ann Bonny, and best of all, Jack Shandy and Phil Davies, who stand with John Silver and Captain Flint as fictional pirates who should have existed. Indeed, Stranger Tides' stands with 'Treasure Island' as the greatest of all pirate adventures on page or film. Thank you Tim Powers!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 If you haven't read it; read it! 31 juillet 2006
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Tim Powers is one of the best writers in speculative fiction ever, but I think he bores easily. Each book is in a totally different world view. Except that everything that could be is. I always wish he would write more stories in each world but no. No trilogies here.

This is the consummate pirate book. A tale of the end days of piracy in the Carribean with vodun and magic thrown into the mix. With the absolutely great concept that magic is a resource that can be exhausted in time.

Like all of his stories there is a feeling of being in a dream out of control. I kept feeling that there was always something more; something I could almost see. . .but never quite. Everything is major, world changing events portend and the characters are fully realized and strong in will and intensity. Intensity is the pace to the end. What a great story, but then pretty much everything Mr Powers writes is that. Get it, read it, enjoy!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Avast! A treat for all scurvy dogs. 13 novembre 2010
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Tim Powers is an amazing writer but, like Murakami, his books can be a little "samey." They usually involve an alcoholic protagonist, a strange collection of misfits, and a quest that only becomes clear as the plot advances. On Stranger Tides is an exception, although Powers ability to blend multiple storylines, myth, and history into a cohesive story is, as always, featured here. The characters are larger than life and well-drawn, the story is engrossing, and the prose some of Powers best.

This is a rollicking good tale, and probably the best story involving pirates ever. Yeah, ever.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 the real Pirates of the Caribbean 25 décembre 2014
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This is a seriously entertaining, swashbuckling adventure as well as a supernatural thriller.. A great read - and as is usually the case with Tim Powers' books, very educational from a historical point of view. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something that will to transport them to another place and time; a place that you will want to revisit often. I have read this book many times over the years, and enjoy each reading no less than the first time. I heard somewhere that the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were loosely based on this book, but they are pale, washed out and anemic by comparison. Read this book and skip the flicks.
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