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May 21st, 2004, 05:12 PM
Ok, in my spare time, I have finished Castaways. It was excellent, in fact I don't know which book I liked better.

Something the first book told me that I was unaware of in the second book is that Ned can communicate with other animals...this doesnt happen really in TAC.

The second book(and all Ben's hallucinations) makes Vanderdecken look like an evil maniac...to me he was just a regular pirate...I really didn't consider him to be hellspawn or anything.

May 22nd, 2004, 04:58 AM
To me it seemed like while Vanderdecken had started out as a pretty isolated pirate it was through the curse that he was driven mad and therefore persued the boy and his dog. Sailing non-stop through ever stormy seas with people you don't really get on well with does something to you.;)

May 22nd, 2004, 11:22 AM
read up on the flying dutchman. interesting legend. sailors claim to have seen the ghostly ship sailing in stormy waters.