Setting sail again with Aubrey and Maturin!

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Setting sail again with Aubrey and Maturin!

Postby alan » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:04 pm

What Joy! I'm on my second reading of the great Patrick O'Brian novels.
Anyone into this? In my own humble perspective I'd say these are the most interesting, delightful, and edifying series of books I've ever had the pleasure to read.
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Re: Setting sail again with Aubrey and Maturin!

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:49 pm

They're good and I'm happy for you, but I don't really think they're that good.
Now Discworld, on the other hand ....
:woohoo:

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Re: Setting sail again with Aubrey and Maturin!

Postby AdvaitaJ » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:38 am

If you enjoy good sailing stories, I highly recommend the non-fiction adventures of Seraffyn by Lin & Larry Pardey. Real life, real world, real entertaining. Of course, by the time you finish them, you may be quite tempted to sell everything you own and sail away. :reading:

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The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
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Re: Setting sail again with Aubrey and Maturin!

Postby James the Giant » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:02 am

OOh I love Patrick O'Brian. His books are what launched me into a job on the sea. I'm now working at my second ocean-based job, and getting my Commercial Skipper's ticket next year.
Mind you, I do also love C S Forrester.
Douglass Reeman. Heck, I love anything based on the sea really.
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Re: Setting sail again with Aubrey and Maturin!

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:53 am

James the Giant wrote:OOh I love Patrick O'Brian. ...
Mind you, I do also love C S Forrester.
Douglass Reeman. Heck, I love anything based on the sea really.

I read CS Forester as a kid, then the 'Ramage' series by (IIRC) Alexander Kent - same period, better writing - when they were new. I'm not going to start another new series with O'Brian, but I don't mind recommending Ramage to you guys.

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