Haha, it kind of was. But better. I actually had delayed reading it for a while, unsure, because I knew M.C. hadn't written the whole thing... but I finally cracked and read it. And it was good. I couldn't really tell where Crichton left off and Preston began. Will be interesting to see if this ever makes development and gets a green light, though. DreamWorks had also bought the rights to Pirate Latitudes back in 2009, and nothing's happened with that yet, so... lol.