Hooks Tale

Hooks Tale A Rollicking Debut Novel From Award Winning Playwright And Screenwriter John Pielmeier Reimagines The Childhood Of The Much Maligned Captain Hook His Quest For Buried Treasure, His Friendship With Peter Pan, And The Story Behind The Swashbuckling World Of Neverland.Long Defamed As A Vicious Pirate, Captain James Cook A.k.a Hook Was In Fact A Dazzling Wordsmith Who Left Behind A Vibrant, Wildly Entertaining, And Entirely Truthful Memoir His Chronicle Offers A Counter Narrative To The Works Of J.M Barrie, A Dour Scotsman Whose Spurious Accounts Got It All Wrong Now, Award Winning Playwright John Pielmeier Is Proud To Present This Crucial Historic Artifact In Its Entirety For The First Time.Cook S Story Begins In London, Where He Lives With His Widowed Mother At Thirteen, He Runs Away From Home, But Is Kidnapped And Pressed Into Naval Service As An Unlikely Cabin Boy Soon He Discovers A Treasure Map That Leads To A Mysterious Archipelago Called The Never Isles From Which There Appears To Be No Escape In The Course Of His Adventures He Meets The Pirates Smee And Starkey, Falls In Love With The Enchanting Tiger Lily, Adopts An Oddly Affectionate Crocodile, And Befriends A Charming Boy Named Peter Who Teaches Him To Fly He Battles Monsters, Fights In Mutinies, Swims With Mermaids, And Eventually Learns Both The Sad And Terrible Tale Of His Mother S Life And The True Story Of His Father S Disappearance.Like Gregory Maguire S Wicked, Hook S Tale Offers A Radical New Version Of A Classic Story, Bringing Readers Into A Much Richer, Darker, And Enchanting Version Of Neverland Than Ever Before The Characters That Our Hero Meets Including The Terrible Doctor Uriah Slinque And A Little Girl Named Wendy Lead Him To The Most Difficult Decision Of His Life Whether To Submit To The Temptation Of Eternal Youth, Or To Embrace The Responsibilities Of Maturity And The Inevitability Of His Own Mortality His Choice, Like His Story, Is Not What You Might Expect. Peter Pan was eternally young having exciting adventures without the responsibilities of adulthood Most children, arguably, follow Peter s escapades in Neverland and his time with Wendy, John and Michael Darling Peter was always dueling with his arch enemy, Captain Hook Why is that There are two sides to every story Hook s Tale explains Hook s side, how a friendship turned into a longstanding rivalry
Absolutely Delightful I enjoy reading the classic fairytales that have a new twist This one was so well done and I enjoyed every minute of it The flow was great and the twists were spot on for me I don t think anything anyone was left out I loved the storyline with Tiger Lily and the crocodile t
This Peter Pan retelling isn t as adventurous as the original story is, but it is muchrealistic The entire story is told from Hook s pov and is all prior to him garnering the moniker Before he was Hook, he was just another 14 year old boy, by the name of James Cook I m struggling to really review this since most people know the details of Neverland, Peter, and the folk of the Never Isles So instead, I m going to list some of the differences between this retelling and the original Pet This Peter Pan retelling isn t as adventurous as the original story is, but it is muchrealistic The entire story is told from Hook s pov and is all prior to him garnering the moniker Before he was Hook, he was just another 14 year old boy, by the name of James Cook I m struggling to really review this since most people know the details of Neverland, Peter, and the folk of the Never Isles So instead, I m going to list some of the differences between this retelling and the original Peter Pan story, and how I felt about the differences in relation to the original story This story isn t about the Darlings much , and isn t about Peter It s James story of being born after his father had already been lost at sea as a notorious Captain We get to see his childhood and all the events that leads up to his finding the Never Isle It is entirely from his POV and the
Hook s Tale is probably my new favorite Pan retelling In fact, it might just be my new favorite retelling And its a debut novel Seriously, the writing is captivating, the perspective is unique, and overall the reading is pretty easy In the Introduction, the book proclaims itself to be the Peter Pan Hook version of The Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch tale and I d say that s pretty accurate I actually am not a big fan of the Gregory Maguire books, but this was much easier to read James Cook ak Hook s Tale is probably my new favorite Pan retelling In fact, it might just be my new favorite retelling And its a debut novel Seriously, the writing is captivating, the perspective is unique, and overall the reading is pretty easy In the Introduction, the book proclaims itself to be the Peter Pan Hook version of The Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch tale and I d say that s pretty accurate I actually am not a big fan of the Gregory Maguire books, but this was much easier to read James Cook aka the character the Scotsman JM Barrie writes as Captain Hook basically writes his own autobiography from his life as a young boy in school, to his voyage to Neverland, to his quest for a full life It was really fun to hear the real tru
3.75 starsThis was a cute and enjoyable re telling of Peter Pan Although, this is the true story of Captain Hook, nee Cook He isn t the villain that the dubious scotsman wrote about I liked the tale that James Cook told and the different outcomes that were different from the original story Especially that Peter Pan isn t an innocent little boy that is often portrayed Captain Cook was misunderstood and friendlier than what people know about him It was nice to read a different side to Hoo 3.75 starsThis was a cute and enjoyable re telling of Peter Pan Although, this is the true story of Captain H
the Truth is neither nice, clean, nor simple I mentioned in my brief Instagram review that I love both playing Devil s Advocate and cheering for the underdog With those two things so close to my heart, this story was basically made for me Hook s Tale begins with an introduction to James Cook with a father long ago lost at sea and the recent death of his mother, James struggles to fit in at his
I m not quite sure what to say about this story It wasn t a bad story In fact, I think many people will find it entertaining Unfortunately, it just wasn t for me I gave it 3 stars, instead of 2, because when I discuss it, it sounds very entertaining The problem is I was bored while reading it I almost gave up a few times and I was glad when I finished Maybe I just wasn t in the mood Whatever the reason, I felt that it deservedstars than my enjoyment of the book would indicate.Where I m not quite sure what to say about this story It wasn t a bad story In fact, I think many people will find it entertaining U
It is easiest to say that this book is the Captain Hook version of Wicked by Gregory Maguire but that does a disservice to both Mr Maguire and Mr Pielmeier or theoretically Mr Cook himself as this is presented as a memoir Similar to many of Maguire s books, this book is a different version of a well known and loved tale But, afte
Who is Captain Hook Where did he come from This book seeks to answer your questions Hook s Tale was hard for me to get into at first because of the style that it is written, frilly and long winded like Treasure Island or Robinson Crusoe, which is fine because some people like that but for me it s hard to pay attention If you can hang in there for the first 75 pages or so you are in for a real treat though because the story itself is very cleverly woven around the things we alrea
First sentence When I was six years old or thereabouts, I had a horrific nightmare that I still remember quite clearly.Premise plot Hook s Tale is the long lost, recently found memoir of Captain James Cook I recommend it to anyone who loves or hates Peter Pan It is a retelling Mind you, it is not a silly retelling, or an overly romantic retelling, or an obnoxious retelling It is a CLEVER retelling The adventure really begins when our hero at age of 14 is kidnapped at an inn and forced First sentence When I was six years old or thereabouts, I had a horrific nightmare that I still remember quite clearly.Premise plot Hook s Tale is the long lost, recently found memoir of Captain James Cook I recommend it to anyone who loves or hates Peter Pan It is a retelling Mind you, it is not a silly retelling, or an overly romantic retelling, or an obnoxious r

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Hooks Tale
  • John Leonard Pielmeier
  • English
  • 10 November 2018
  • 1501161059