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Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Shipwreck of a Tale

68 Knots by Michael Robert Evans
(Young Adult)

(Hum to the tune of 'Gilligan's Isle')
Just sit right back and I'll tell a tale, a tale of a pitiful ship, that started from a East Coast port aboard a sailing ship.
The mates were eight scurvy teens,
the captain, a sadistic fool,
8 teens set sail that day for a three month tour, a three month tour.

The captain started getting sloshed,
the sailing crew jumped ship. 
If not for the ignorance of the inept teens,
the story would be lost, the story would be lost.

With Jess,
Billfi,
Dawn,
Crystal and a bunch of others to fake to name,
all stuck on the DreadNought.

Now this is the tale of the inept teens
and a book that lasts too long,
they'll have to make the best of things
but it's an uphill climb.

The boring plot and
poor character development did their very best
to make sure I will never read
this author again
or recommend it to my friends, recommend it to my friends.

No plot,
no action,
no interesting dialogue
not a single luxury
Not nearly as good as Robinson Crusoe,
it's a primitive a tale as can be.

So don't read this book,
it's real waste of time,
save yourself the trouble.
It's not worth a grin
or even a smirk,
this tale of 68 Knots,
this tale of 68 Knots.

Seriously, writing this review was more enjoyable than one single moment of reading this book, this shipwreck of a story.

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