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eBook Mutiny on the Bounty ePub

by John Boyne

  • ISBN: 0552773921
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Author: John Boyne
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Black Swan; paperback / softback edition (2009)
  • Pages: 544
  • ePub book: 1364 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1617 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Bounty Mutiny, 1789-Fiction.

Bounty Mutiny, 1789-Fiction. 3. Christian, Fletcher, 1764–1793-Fiction. 4. Bligh, William, 1754–1817-Fiction.

Mutiny on the Bounty book. I can't make a comparison between John Boyne's interpretation of events and William Bligh's, though of course he used it as a source, but Boyne skilfully brought the voyage and the characters to life through the voice of John Jacob Turnstile. Turnstile - nicknamed "Turnip" by the crew - has the cheek and sass of a low-born petty thief from Portsmouth, nicely balanced with his own, largely under-educated intelligence and an honourable character.

Note that John Boyne openly calls his book "A NOVEL of the Bounty," and with this tells us that he's not writing a serious history, but having fun with an oft-told tale

Note that John Boyne openly calls his book "A NOVEL of the Bounty," and with this tells us that he's not writing a serious history, but having fun with an oft-told tale. Yet in doing so, he often comes closer to the truth about the Bounty Mutiny than many would-be serious "court historians. He also writes a very funny book.

The mutiny on the Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty occurred in the south Pacific on 28 April 1789

The mutiny on the Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty occurred in the south Pacific on 28 April 1789. Disaffected crewmen, led by Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian, seized control of the ship from their captain Lieutenant William Bligh and set him and 18 loyalists adrift in the ship's open launch. The mutineers variously settled on Tahiti or on Pitcairn Island

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers.

Mutiny on the Bounty. by. Boyne, John, 1971-. Fourteen-year-old John Turnstile is on his way to prison when he gets a surprise offer: his freedom if he will serve as replacement for the injured valet of a captain whose ship is about to sail on an important mission. The ship is the HMS "Bounty", the captain is William Bligh, and their destination is Tahiti. The story paints a very different portrait of Bligh and the mutinous Fletcher Christian. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. 14 year-old John Jacob Turnstile is about to be sent to prison when an offer is put to him – a ship has been refitted and is about to set sail with an important mission. Boyne is a spellbinding storyteller. He wonderfully evokes atmosphere and tells a cracking good tale. The Irish Independent.

Mutiny on the Bounty is the first novel to explore all the events relating to the Bounty's voyage, from their long journey . Published by Thriftbooks.

A vivid recreation of the famous mutiny, the story is packed with humour, high drama and historical detail, while presenting a very different portrait of Captain Bligh and Mr Christian than has ever been shown before.

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An action-packed fictional telling of the events on the HMS Bounty. Fourteen-year-old John Jacob Turnstile has gotten into trouble with the police on one too many occasions and is on his way to prison when an offer is put to him - a ship has been refitted over the last few months and is about to set sail with an important mission. The boy who was expected to serve as the ca...more

Comments

Jonide Jonide
Note that John Boyne openly calls his book "A NOVEL of the Bounty," and with this tells us that he's not writing a serious history, but having fun with an oft-told tale. Yet in doing so, he often comes closer to the truth about the Bounty Mutiny than many would-be serious "court historians." He also writes a very funny book. Somehow his minor errors about the eighteenth-century British Navy just add to the entertainment. His single narrator, "Turnip" sometimes is indistinguishable from the author. Neither one knows that ship's bread does not come in slices, or that sailors' dances do not include the waltz or the fox trot. While solemn "experts" indulge in the ridiculous idea that Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian were filled with lust for each other, Mr. Boyne gives us Fletcher Christian and Peter Heywood as a dismal rather than "gay" couple.

His picture of William Bligh is actually closer to the truth in some respect than the portrayals in many 'serious' books. He shows Bligh's kindness toward his crew, his sense of humor, and his deep love for his wife. Poignantly, Boyne gives Bligh the son he never had. The real Bligh, however, was much more sure of himself than Boyne makes his hero, and much less class-conscious, though the real Bligh would never have let his former servant call him by his first name.

The trip in the launch is made touching as well as funny, and the picture of Turnip's nemesis, the pedophile, is all the more horrible in this book filled with humor.
Jum Jum
I have read just about anything I could find about the Bounty story and I found this book to be pretty entertaining. It's a novel, of course, and Boyne takes the liberty of making Bligh out to be an extremely sympathetic character and Fletcher Christian into a dilattante near-fop. I think both characterizations are off the mark but it's Boyne's book after all.

He cleverly puts the teenage pickpocket, John Jacob Turnstile, on the boat as Bligh's servant in place of the real-life John Smith who was Bligh's servant. And since the servant is usually in Bligh's cabin or hovering nearby, Turnstile is able to pick up on many conversations between Bligh and his officers, particularly with Christian.

However, I think Boyne made a couple of big errors in the book. Later, when Turnstile, Bligh and 16 others are fighting for survival in the lifeboat after the mutiny, Turnstile and another sailor talk about how much they hated the ship's clerk, Mr. Samuel, and how they found it typical of the man that he'd joined Christian's mutineers. But Samuel wasn't a mutineer, he was with Bligh in the lifeboat and is mentioned several times in the lifeboat story up to that point. So how in the world did Boyne put that conversation in the book and state that Samuel was a mutineer?

Also, at the very end of the book Turnstile has just gone to Bligh's funeral in 1817 and meets his mysterious benefactor from the beginning of the story. But Turnstile never mentions anywhere at the end of the book that he had any knowledge of what happened to Christian and the other mutineers who hadn't been caught. I think that's preposterous. The surviving mutineer, John Adams, and the descendants of the Bounty mutineers were found on Pitcairn Island several years before Bligh's death and that discovery was the talk of all England. It's just impossible that Turnstile, who by that point of the story has had a long naval career, would not have heard about Pitcairn. It should've been mentioned and it is a huge omission.

Boyne also tones down the real conflict between Bligh and the ship's master, John Fryer. Fryer is portrayed very sympathetically but in reality Bligh and Fryer despised each other on the Bounty, in the lifeboat and after they returned to England. Some of that is used in the book but not enough, probably in the attempt to humanize Bligh. Lastly, Boyne doesn't even mention the big disputes that arose after the Bounty stopped for supplies and repairs at Tasmania (Van Dieman's Land as it was called back then). Perhaps he left it out of the story to keep the book to the length he wanted but some of the seeds of mutiny were sowed there and I think it could've been included.

Nonetheless, you'll like the book whether you're a Bounty historian or not.
Maldarbaq Maldarbaq
Beautifully written. Interesting story. What amazes me about this author's books I've read so far is how different each is from the other. That can't be said of many authors, that they have so many different stories to tell. What's more, they are involving and well written.

This book: traverses an interesting period in history and describes an amazing feat of survival for those who travelled with Bligh. Read it and see.
Jare Jare
Interesting story about John Turnstile, an orphan who lives at a home for boys. Here he learns how to survive by stealing for Mr Lewis in exchange for a bed and food. John eventually gets picked up by the men in blue and is given the chance of a lifetime. He ends up on the Bounty as a servant lad to Captain William Bligh. Captain Bligh likes John and when mutiny breaks out on the Bounty, John decides to remain with Captain Bligh and is forced to leave the Bounty in a small tub. The rest is about their time in this tub and their ultimate survival. The book gets a bit long winded here and this is the only reason why I decided to give it 3 stars only. However in the end John manages to overcome great odds and John is able to leave his old life behind him forever.
Kieel Kieel
Well written, intriguing account of the mutiny on the bounty. I enjoyed this.
Nikobar Nikobar
Everyone knows about the Mutiny since it has been portrayed in movies. However, John Boyne gives us a more intimate peek into the event by allowing us to really know Bligh as seen through the eyes of his cabin boy. Historical fiction is my preferred genre and "Mutiny" added greatly to my reading pleasure. Melanie Benjamin, author of the Aviator's Wife, said "As a historical novelist, the most gratifying thing I hear is that the reader was inspired, after reading my work of fiction, to research these remarkable people's lives further. Upon finishing Mutiny, i immediately sought out Ms. Google for info on Bligh, Fletcher, the Bounty, and Tahiti.

Kathy
Beydar Beydar
Having never read John Boyne previously, I was taken in by his latest book, The Absolutist. His unique writing style, voice and characterization led me to purchse Mutiny. I was not disappointed. It is a compelling page turner that kept my interest throughout. Boyne is an extraordinary writer who has captured my admiration.
I had no interest in reading about the mutiny on the Bounty. But, John Boyne is one of my all time favorite writers, so I took a chance on this book, and I'm glad I did.