Actually, it's considered quite a good read.
Captain Blood is a quintessential swashbuckler. It tells the story of Peter
Blood, a law abiding doctor wrongfully accused of treason who becomes a pirate
and fights to clear his name. If and when I sit down with a book, that's generally
not the sort that I'll want to read. But that doesn't mean it isn't a good book.
It was first published in 1922 and became very popular (and of course was made
into a movie). It was apparently out of print (as well as out of style) for many
years, but a Penguin Classic edition has been available for a while, and it has
a rather high Amazon rating.
Go to: My own private Oprah book club, or
to: Spamming me softly with his song