The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll
The Pequod Review:
The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll is a collection of seven novellas describing the travels and pursuits of the enigmatic and Don Quixote-like seaman, Maqroll de Gaviero (translated, “Maqroll the Lookout”). The stories are entertaining and have some of the urgency and excitement of Conrad's or Melville's adventure stories. Unfortunately, they don't add up to much, and as a result are ultimately somewhat forgettable.