Despite the fact that "Ardal O'Hanlon" (whomsoever they are) says that this book is
A short, deliriously funny novel about incredibly stupid pirates and ham, …I found that this book got a little wearing by the end. It is funny, and it is about incredibly stupid pirates and ham but neither of those things excuse the excuse for plotting it sees in places, or the characterisation.
Still, over all I enjoyed it, and it was full of Pirates! Yarrrrrrr!