January 24, 2006

Reading List Thus Far

Finished up The Golden Ocean by Patrick O'Brian. I had to wait until the audiobook of Post Captain, Aubrey/Maturin Book 2, came in at the library, and so this "precursor novel" was available. And, like the Amazon review said, it was a great way to pass the time until the next Aubre/Maturin book.

O'Brian takes more time here to explain the strange naval terms and processes that are thrown around so casually in the main series.

I did get to see the DVD version of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World finally. Crowe makes a great Aubrey--probably the perfect casting choice. I had pictured Maturin as an older man, maybe not Anthony Hopkins but close, and so Bettany was a change from expectations but now works well, esp. picturing them in their younger years, courting women and all that, in Post Captain.

Currently reading: Post Captain. Back to the series...

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