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Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester
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Apr 14, 09

bookshelves: classic-fiction
Read in April, 2009

The second in my chronological tour through the Hornblower series. Both so far have been an utter treat; the biggest testimony to which is the speed at which I consume them, at every possible, free, waking moment. More heroics and ensuing self-recriminations; as well as masterfully concealed anxiety of a character who is fast becoming one of my all-time favorite fictional heroes. Hornblower has heart! Hornblower is not messing around! And Hornblower proves that intellectuals are IN, about two hundred and fifty years before President Obama.

Like is the case with all my favorite writers - when reading CS Forester, I feel I am in the hands of a master. The history is astoundingly detailed, and events unfurl at precise and gripping pace.
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