Tag Archives: Patrick O’Brian

Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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2014 Books Read

2014 was a good reading year. I re-read a lot of favorites, including Rebecca West’s 1200 page Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. There was a fun mix of re-reads and new stuff, of fiction and non-fiction. My year of being … Continue reading

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Snapshots

– I miss Memphis. I want to go back. And I also want to go to Shreveport, and Biloxi. It’s been a while since I’ve taken a road trip. I’m getting restless. – Been reading Seamus Heaney poetry in the … Continue reading

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Family: What We All Are Reading

Bren: re-reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel Jean: reading The End of the Affair, and also Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli Dad: reading The Far Side of the World (he finished Treason’s Harbour) Siobhan: … Continue reading

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Aubrey/Maturin

A review of Master and Commander by the always insightful Joe Valdez. I was unaware of the background story of the filming of this movie, and Weir’s demands (what he would and would not do) … Marvelous stuff. He didn’t … Continue reading

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Culture Snapshots

— I’m reading A Widow for One Year by John Irving and also The Fortune of War by Patrick O’Brian. Awesome counterpoint. Both superb writers in their own way. — Thank you, dear Siobhan, for introducing me to the amazing … Continue reading

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The Books: “Desolation Island” (Patrick O’Brian)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Desolation Island , by Patrick O’Brian. And now I come to the end (so far) of my experience with the M&C series. I finished Desolation Island last week, and am now re-reading James Salter’s A … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Mauritius Command” (Patrick O’Brian)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The Mauritius Command, by Patrick O’Brian The fourth book in the Aubrey-Maturin series. While all of the books could be called historical fiction – this one is based on actual events (or so says O’Brian’s … Continue reading

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The Books: “H.M.S. Surprise” (Patrick O’Brian)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: H.M.S. Surprise, by Patrick O’Brian The third book in the Aubrey-Maturin series. In this book, we find the two men back in business – after running from debt – and they sail around the tip … Continue reading

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The Books: “Post Captain” (Patrick O’Brian)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Post Captain , by Patrick O’Brian Second in the Aubrey Maturin series. The book spends much of its time on land (and I’m jumping ahead of myself, but whatevs – ) One of the reasons … Continue reading

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