HMS Surprise (Aubrey/Maturin, # 3)
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Series: Aubrey & Maturin (#3)
I reach a point in any series longer than a trilogy where reading about the same characters and the types of situations they get into no longer does much for me. It's lost the freshness and excitement of the beginning and fallen into a rut, even if specific events are happening that haven't occurred...
bookshelves: summer-2010, historical-fiction, seven-seas, play-dramatisation, napoleonic, war Recommended for: Radio 4 listeners Read from August 18 to 20, 2010 (clickerty) 1/3. blurb - Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry are all to the fore in Patrick O'Brian's novel, set i...
3 – 3.5 starsAs the rating attests I enjoyed this book, but I am not sure if I will ever be one of the rabid legion of fans enamoured of Patrick O’Brian’s work. I certainly enjoyed this book much more than I did [b:Master and Commander|77430|Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin, #1)|Patrick O'Brian|...
Much better than I thought - not too much fighting!
(clickerty)1/3. blurb - Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry are all to the fore in Patrick O'Brian's novel, set in 1804-5 in England, India and on the high seas. Captain Jack Aubrey engages the Spanish at sea and the French on land - but falls victim to enemies at home. Starring D...