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ISBN:
0887766722
Author:
John Lunn
Category:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tundra Books; First ed. edition (February 24, 2004)
Pages:
216 pages
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1709 kb
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4.9
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The Mariner's Curse" by John Lunn is an exceptional example of an adventure story that is written with the skill . An interesting companion theme Lunn explores in "A Mariner's Curse" is learning to take risks on building relationships with others

The Mariner's Curse" by John Lunn is an exceptional example of an adventure story that is written with the skill to take the reader in and not let go until all is resolved. Rory Dugan is twelve years old and, like many twelve year olds, in a place he'd rather not be: on a cruise ship with his honeymooning mother and stepfather. An interesting companion theme Lunn explores in "A Mariner's Curse" is learning to take risks on building relationships with others. Rory learns from others as revealed in this quote: "Rory admired her pluck.

Rory Dugan finally gets exactly what he has dreamed of for many years, to go to sea. It has one catch though; he must go on this cruise with his mother and her new husband. When he comes across Morgan though, things turn for the worse. Rory Dugan finally gets exactly what he has dreamed of for many years, to go to sea.

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Twelve-year-old bespectacled Rory has always loved to read about sailors and the ocean

Twelve-year-old bespectacled Rory has always loved to read about sailors and the ocean. So although his first time aboard a boat is in the company of his mother and her new husband, and the boat in question is a big luxury cruise ship, he is thrilled to be at se. is pleasure soon evaporates when he meets the mysterious Mr. Morgan.

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Twelve-year-old bespectacled Rory has always loved to read about sailors and the ocean. So although his first time aboard a boat is in the company of his mother and her new husband, and the boat in question is a big luxury cruise ship, he is thrilled to be at sea.His pleasure soon evaporates when he meets the mysterious Mr. Morgan. There is something sinister about the old man, so old that he might even have been a passenger on the Titanic. John Lunn’s debut novel is a fast-paced thriller about an unlikely ghost and his legacy of cowardice and evil.
  • OCARO
This is the author John Lunn's first book for children; I work at a public library in Massachusetts where he will be doing a program, a "meet the author" in the context of our series of programs highlighting the sea this May; He lives in New Hampshire he and his mother (who is a childrens book author in Canada) will also be invited speakers at the New Hampshire Library Association Conference in May; The book itself is a nicely told tale of adventure, the ocean, the supernatural, a mysterious old man, friendship, family relations, fear, betrayal, and redemption.
The story begins with Rory Dugan a somewhat serious-minded boy (withdrawn and guilt-ridden since the accidental death of his younger brother and subsequent collapse of his parents' marriage) boarding ship with his mother and new stepfather who are on their honeymoon; Rory's interests are the ocean (ships sailors and their history), computers, comics, and staying out of the way of his new stepfather.
Bored & eager for almost anything new to happen he encounters in succession first a frightening old man who calls himself "Morgan" with a nautical background, and Lucy, an outgoing girl who adopts him, and with whom he roams the ship united in a mutual desire to avoid the dreaded "cruise queen" the children's shipboard activities director who is always trying to recruit them into her program of planned amusements.
Lucy, with her greater social skills, confidence & curiosity about others, a good line of talk and a refreshingly breezy attitude with regard to the truth in her dealings with adults, establishes a friendship with Rory, managing to crack his shell somewhat and getting him to talk about his family and interests.
Meanwhile Rory is also drawn into following the old man who seems to have a considerable knowledge of the inner workings of the ship, slipping into the hidden world of the crew including the lower decks where all the machinery and personnel necessary to keep a big hotel/cruiseship lives and has its being; Morgan (who disturbingly spots Rory early on, and seems to know what is going on in his mind) seems to be obsessed with the safety of the ship, arguing with apparently self-righteously incompetent crewmembers, certain that there is some problem and manages to pass some of this driving sense of urgency on to Rory, recruiting him to help him in his self-appointed mission.
Rory, disturbed and yet fascinated by the old "Sea Dog", while browsing through the Titanic website on his laptop finds a picture which looks very like him with his old-fashioned clothes and cigar; He tells Lucy who enthusiastically joins into his suspicions and investigation of what the old man is about..
There is no point in my telling the whole story but the story takes a more sinister tone; The situation escalates with Rory increasingly bound to Morgan and his fears and sense of doom to such an extent that at times he seems to even be seeing the world though the old demon's eyes, while still trying to free himself from his influence; There is a nice depiction of Rory and his family trying & failing to deal with each other and their various histories when he attempts to tell them what is going on. In the end Rory must make some difficult & complicated choices in an attempt to avert oncoming disaster.
I will be getting a copy to send to my cousin's children in England; and another for a niece & nephew here in the States
  • DABY
Believable entertainment captures my attention and holds it. "The Mariner's Curse" by John Lunn is an exceptional example of an adventure story that is written with the skill to take the reader in and not let go until all is resolved.

Rory Dugan is twelve years old and, like many twelve year olds, in a place he'd rather not be: on a cruise ship with his honeymooning mother and stepfather. While anticipating an excruciatingly boring week, Rory sees a glimmer of hope in being able to exploit his love of ships and the sea, despite a deep fear of the water itself.

His shipside adventures begin when he follows an old man to places they are both forbidden to explore. "It wasn't a bug at all. It was a tiny latch that looked like a pull tab on a soda can...and gave it a pull." And Rory was on his way down a rabbit hole into the depths of the ocean liner itself on a quest to answer questions that suddenly became very important.

Other reviewers have given details of the story itself so I will comment on the shape and texture and momentum of this sea tale. The story brought to mind a pencil sketching I once saw of a schooner with many sails. The sketch was nearly complete: it lacked only the lines that roped the various sails together to anchor them to the mast and to each other. Lunn's story has the solid writing that establishes the foundation for the themes to play out. His characters are full-sail and vibrant. But he doesn't leave out the tie lines: they are the wonderful bits of whimsy and imagination that bring together an old sea legend with the reality of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

This is a ghost story and, true to the nature of ghost stories, the over-all theme is one of confronting fears. We are all scared, at times, of our thoughts and impulses and reactions to events. Written for children, Lunn takes on fears that children find it most difficult to verbalize: fear that it is their fault (whatever the problem), fear that they won't measure up to the task, fear that they will make the wrong decision. He exposes these fears gently and with care for his young readers, never forgetting his audience as he spins his tale.

An interesting companion theme Lunn explores in "A Mariner's Curse" is learning to take risks on building relationships with others. Rory learns from others as revealed in this quote: "Rory admired her pluck. She was so fearless. He would never wave and say hi to anybody. He barely made eye contact with adults and didn't think they would even remember him. But Lucy was so up front about everything that it made him feel part of something special just to be near her." Young readers will easily identify with the relationships modeled or described in this novel and learn from them.

I highly recommend this book to middle school and young teen readers as well as adults who enjoy slipping into the world of the young every now and then. The writing holds up well to entertaining all ages and is a delightful read.

Paula Buermele is a reviewer for BookPleasures.com and author of the novel "The Dream Catcher Tour."
  • Altad
This is a very good book. It gets better with each page. There is one character who comes in in the second chapter and brightens the whole story up. That person is a very mischievous, outgoing and daring girl. The girl, at her school is very popular. Meanwhile, Rory is called a GEEK at his school and is in love with a computer that his dad got him. Since his parents got divorced, and he does NOT like his mom's new husband, it is really awkward for him when he has to go along on their honeymoon!
The characters in this book remind me alot of some of the people in my own school. It is a really THRILLING story that I could not put down after the first chapter.
Kids of all ages will LOVE this book. If you like excitement, and a great story with really interesting and creative characters, this book is for you. And, if you have ever been on a cruise ship before, you will really relate to this book. (I never have been on a cruise, but now I feel like I was really there). Good book to take to camp and share with your whole cabin. Not too scary, but tons of fun to read. Amazing story, interesting twists and really gets you thinking. Super cool book!!