Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne Earlier this year I read [b:Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before|94529|Blue Latitudes Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before|Tony Horwitz||3963317] which I really liked and this book is basically the same voyage with the captain of the Bounty being one of the men on Captain Cook's ship. There are so many references to Captain Cook, his voyage and his death that this seems like a regurgitation of his story. They basically traveled the same path, visited the same islands, had the exact same adventures on said islands, etc. There really wasn't anything new this time around.

Other than the mutiny itself, there isn't anything to separate this book from Blue Latitudes. Though I must say that this book was not as exciting as that one. It has a real slow start (almost halfway before they end up on Tahiti and things start to happen) so not much action except for the dealings between Mr. Fryer, Mr. Christian and Mr. Heywood which start early on - a mutiny in the making from three jealous sailors.