The Story of a Murderer
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The Dutch East-Indiaman ‘Batavia’ is wrecked off the coast of Australia; the survivors try to get by on a couple of islets.
One of them starts a bloody regime, and with a couple of followers rules his kingdom like a true dictator. He does not even shrink from murder.
The leader of this regime is the narrator of this novel. His behavior is cruel and conceited; the story he tells offers a range of emotions.
Describes the same historical tragedy as Mike Dash’s Batavia’s Graveyard.
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