Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
Publish date: June 1st 1998
Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T)
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Series: Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order -8 omnibus (#1)
More of a collection of short stories than a full blown novel. Although it acts as an introduction to the early career of Horatio Hornblower, it was apparently written as a prequel to the first book that had come out some years previously.Horblower has plenty of adventures and meets the expectations...
I'm a great fan of the Hornblower series as a whole, which I'd certainly give five stars, but this volume isn't where I'd start even though it's the first chronologically. When a friend recommended Hornblower to me back in high school, he told me to start rather with the third book, published earlie...
It was enjoyable for the most part, but it seemed like the author tried too hard to put one action scene after another. A little downtime to get to know the characters is more my cup of tea. I started the series because I'm a fan of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, and I'd seen forums in w...
3.5I would like to read another of these books, but I got a little lost with all the nautical descriptions and their maneuvering.
Does exactly what it's supposed to: entertains and engages, moves quickly. I may read another.