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The Ghost Pirates - William Hope Hodgson A voyage on a sailing ship is beset by ghostly happenings that impinge more and more upon the daily life of the crew. I thought it would be just my cup of tea but, all in all, it didn't really work for me.

Such a story as this needs a well crafted atmosphere and a careful buildup of tension that I feel was somewhat lacking here. I also found it difficult to visualise what was happening some of the time due to the heavy use of nautical terminology. I imagine you may well get more out of this book if you are a keen sailor.

I might have rated it higher though until I ran into the flat ending that left me feeling dissatisfied. Not Hodgson's best work in my opinion.