It’s been so long that I feel I have to write something. I have let several news stories go by, so that whatever I write about has to be really big or insignificant. I chose the latter.
I was a big fan of the original Pirates of the Caribbean and enjoyed the two sequels. I am really looking forward to the upcoming Pirates movie because it is somehow based on Tim Powers’ book, “On Stranger Tides”. The two are a good match: both include piracy, magic and some humour. Indeed, all I really need in the movie is the following exchange:
Voodoo magician: I’m a deaf. I can’t hear.
Clerk: Oh my God; he’s going to defecate here!
The rest of the book is not so funny, but completely enjoyable; should I buy a new copy?
The movie’s budget is being cut, so I hope it gets made. As a Powers’ fan, I’ll be there even if it is poorly rendered – I hope that’s not the case, naturally.