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)
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.
This book consists of a series of loosely linked stories that cover the time between when Horatio Hornblower goes aboard a naval vessel for the first time, at the age of seventeen, and when he is promoted to lieutenant a few years later. They're mostly focused on elucidating the basis of his later c...