Beyond the Bounty by Tony Parsons

 

Beyond the bountyI’m still reading Quickreads here.  I have 2 other books too but I seem to be getting through the Quickreads faster than anything. Ill have the other reviews coming soon.
Here is the Blurb from the back of the book;

From the number one bestselling author comes a swashbuckling tale of mutiny and murder in paradise . . .
Even Paradise can turn into a nightmare . . .

The Mutiny on the Bounty is the most famous uprising in naval history. Led by Fletcher Christian, a desperate crew cast sadistic Captain Bligh adrift. They swap cruelty and the lash for easy living in the island heaven of Tahiti. However, paradise turns out to have a darker side . . .

Mr Christian dies in terrible agony. The Bounty burns. Cursed by murder and treachery, the rebels’ dreams turn to nightmares, and all hope of seeing England again is lost forever.

A story of low treachery and high adventure, murder under the palm trees, trouble in paradise and a lost Eden in the South Seas.

This is set after Mutiny on the Bounty. The men have managed to find an island called Pitcairn in the Pacific Sea. None of the Kings Maps has it here, they have it 150 miles away in a different place so the men know it’ll be hard to find.

The story is told from the perspective of a man called Ned Young and although it’s told over 86 pages its set over a few years, I’d say six or seven, maybe more.

I’ve never read Mutiny on the Bounty.  I’ve read an excerpt of it, seen the movies and heard stories from it but I actually liked this.  I gave it 4 **** on Goodreads.  I loved the flow of the story, although I did get a little mixed up at the start before I realised what was going on. I loved the characters, they are so well described and I didn’t actually realise I had finished the book until the very end because, in my opinion, it wasn’t long enough.  It could have made another full novel out of it (I know that’s not the point of a Quickread) it was so good.

I would have loved for the story to have continued but realise why it ended when it did.

Well worth the read, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

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