Monday, May 3, 2010

Books for April 2010

Here are the books I completed in April:
  • Treason's Harbour by Patrick O'Brian (re-read): once again, I continue to read through this excellent series, some of my favorite books. (10)
  • The Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brian (re-read): this one is the volume that the movie released a few years ago was primarily based on; however, the movie drew from several of the books, not just this one. Still, it was a good movie (but a far better book, as is often the case). (10)
  • The Reverse of the Medal by Patrick O'Brian (re-read): (10)
  • The Letter of Marque by Patrick O'Brian (10)
  • The Thirteen Gun Salute by Patrick O'Brian: This one, in my opinion, represents something of a lull in the series (really that started with The Letter of Marque, but that one had enough momentum from a few key events to keep it going to the end). There are a couple of very satisfying points, and the closing of a particular loop (having to do with "spies") keeps this one going, but the end almost jumps the shark-- almost. (9)
  • The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O'Brian: this one regains ground and buoys the series back to its usual high standard. (10)

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