Walk the Plank – the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue (Mackenzie Lee)

Ahoy me mateys.  It is time for this book to walk the plank . . .

“But Cap’n!,” me crew beseeches. “Why?  Why must ye toss our beloved book overboard?  Does it not have a wonderful title?  Cover?  Blurb?  Please don’t send Monty overboard.  We ship him and Percy!  Please no!”

“Bah!”  Says I.  “It was all yer caterwauling about this novel with its shiny cover, rascally good title, and tantalizing bits of plot that led me to not only pick up yer recommendation but not abandon Monty at the first sight of him.”

“Aye, Cap’n!  But aren’t ye glad to have met Monty and his crew?  Monty is a sarcastic degenerate with a sense for fashion and fun.  Doesn’t he bring joy and happiness to the crew?”

“Bah!  The only happiness that ye should be carin’ about be me and mine good will.  Monty may be fun to ye slobbering scallywags but to me he be impetuous, self-serving, annoyin’, whiny, unmotivated, and useless in times of crisis.  Which he always seems to be the cause of.  That Percy of his seems to be a jolly dependable sort and that sister of his be worth ten of each of ye rotten flee infested reprobates. But Monty.  He ruins everything!”

“But won’t ye at least let them plead their case?  I mean don’t ye think Percy and Monty deserve to be together forever?  Aren’t they the perfect ship?”

“Bah!  The only important ship be me own.  Monty is goin’ to walk.  Percy is a lost cause due to his infatuation with that useless guttersnipe.  Their whole relationship be one bad trope.  Percy could do so much better.  And while I am sure that Felicity will survive and thrive, she goes where that despicable brother of her does.  And as to her further adventures, I just don’t care.”

“But Cap’n!  Won’t ye reconsider?”

“No.”  :: splash splash splash:::  Arrrr!

Goodreads has this to say about the book:

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

To visit the author’s website go to:

Mackenzi Lee – Author

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16 thoughts on “Walk the Plank – the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue (Mackenzie Lee)

  1. Pwahahahaha okay this made me smile so much. I actually love this book for its protagonist, but if Monty isn’t your cup of tea, I totally understand; he definitely is a trying character. 😉

    But yeah, even while I hold a different opinion from you, I absolutely loved this review! Your style of reviewing is so unique and funny, I’d read your thoughts any day. *thumbs up*

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    1. Ah, glad ye liked this one. It still makes me chuckle when I think of it. Me whole crew liked this one so ye be in good company. I was almost grateful to read this one because it was fun to write the review. Not grateful enough to read book two though . . .
      x The Captain

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  2. lol… love the review – for what it’s worth, I’m not a huge fan of anti-heroes as they have to be really strong and quirky to get over the problem of being… BAD. And Monty doesn’t sound nearly charming enough.

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  3. Brilliant… I also added this book based on the megalove I keep seeing on Goodreads but your thoughts on Monty and Percy as characters do not make them sound very appealing at all… LOL @ your ship being the most important one.. love it… I shiver a bit everytime someone talks about ‘ships’.. as if relationship is such a difficult word to write out or pronounce, or as if it doesn’t sound cool enough.. bleh… 😀
    Loved this post, Captain!

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    1. Thanks fer the comment matey. I can’t stand the use of “ship” in this improper context. I always makes me shake me ‘ead in disgruntlement. While this book me want to wring Monty’s scrawny little neck, I be the only person who seems to have disliked the relationship. So who knows perhaps ye will side with the majority.
      x The Captain

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