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Thread #33289   Message #2633060
Posted By: EBarnacle
16-May-09 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
All this this trashing of Forester is really inappropriate. He began his series with a trilogy which {I believe} was commissioned to be the basis of a pretty good movie starring Gregory Peck. The remainder of the series was consistent in style with the trilogy.

Considering that he took the constructs of Sabatini and the other single novel authors and created the central character series concept of maritime novels, I would say he did pretty well.