The lucky number for the Classics Club Spin #6 has been announced:
I’ll be reading A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, first published in 1928. I’m excited to finally be getting around to this book! I’ve heard that it’s surprisingly strange and dark and definitely is not a children’s book, despite having child protagonists.
“…a classic adventure novel and one of the most startling, highly praised stories in English literature–a brilliant chronicle of two sensitive children’s violent voyage from innocence to experience.
After a terrible hurricane levels their Jamaican estate, the Bas-Thorntons decide to send their children back to the safety and comfort of England. On the way their ship is set upon by pirates, and the children are accidentally transferred to the pirate vessel. Jonsen, the well-meaning pirate captain, doesn’t know how to dispose of his new cargo, while the children adjust with surprising ease to their new life. As this strange company drifts around the Caribbean, events turn more frightening and the pirates find themselves increasingly incriminated by the children’s fates. The most shocking betrayal, however, will take place only after the return to civilization.”
What book did the Spin give you?