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Thread #33289   Message #968825
Posted By: ooh-aah
19-Jun-03 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O Briens Desolation Island
Fabulous to read that other folkies love Patrick O'Brian as much as I do - I've nearly got the whole set, and re-reading them is very rewarding. I think that the moment after the 'Waakhamzied' is sunk is one of the most powerful in the entire series.
I must say that Hornblower doesn't come within a country mile of Aubrey. I remember my idignation when I first heard of Patrick O'Brian ( or Patrick Russ, as his real name was)and how he was 'better' than Hornblower - rubbish I snorted. Within half a hour of picking up 'Master and Commander' I was not only convinced, but aware that my life was about to be significantly enrichmed!