I just finished listening to Michael Crichton's last book, Pirate Latitudes. The title's a little naughty, considering the book's about privateers, not pirates (privateers were gentlemen of fortune, whose work was approved/encouraged by their monarch - in exchange for a percentage of any plunder).
Mind you, back when the book first came out in 2009, Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow was the talk of the town, so I daresay the publisher thought having 'pirates' in the title would help it sell better.
All in all, l enjoyed the book. I believe Steven Spielberg plans to make a movie version (scheduled for 2014). Like most of Crichton's books, I should think it'll translate well onto the silver screen.
Next up for me is S. M. Stirling's, The Sky People. I'm only a few minutes in so far, but if the cover's anything to go by, I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy this one too.
How about you?
What are you reading at the moment?