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Sharpe all'attacco (Richard Sharpe (chronological order) #7)

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Nel 1809, l'esercito di Napoleone ha invaso, dopo la Spagna, il Portogallo. E mentre la campagna militare francese attraversa una fase critica, il tenente Richard Sharpe sembra l'uomo giusto al posto giusto nel momento giusto. Insieme a un gruppo di fedeli Fucilieri, è incaricato di raggiungere una sperduta località a nord di Oporto. Tagliato fuori dalle linee inglesi, cer ...more
Paperback, Teadue #1631, 404 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by TEA (first published April 1st 2003)
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Jason Koivu

This is my 1000th review!!! Woooo-hoooo!!!!

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Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
God, the cover. Honestly, what the hell was the publisher thinking with such an atrocious eyesore? It's kinda tiny on the site, so allow me to briefly describe it: it's this ugly orangeish-brownish blurry picture of a dragoon on his horse with a horribly low-res floating gun pointed at him. Really, why? No one's gonna say that Sharpe's Havoc is an unquestionable landmark of literary genius or anything ridiculous like that but it deserves a better treatment than that. It's a good example of what ...more
Kate Sherrod
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Starting with a desperate evacuation of a town as an invading French army completes its conquest of northern Portugal and a pontoon bridge fails and sends hundreds of civilians to their crushed, watery deaths and ending with a freakily similar battle at another bridge in which the French receive more than a little poetic justice, Sharpe's Havoc is a hell of a fine read, like all of these books are.

It's a funny old thing, though, reading a series like Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe books. But
Carole P. Roman
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite series. Bernard Cornwell's books are timeless tales of an anti-hero bucking the system and using his smarts to outwit the folks who feel superiority is based on both wealth and birth. I have been reading these books for over ten years now, and Sharpe's struggle through the ranks, his courage and ingenuity have been entertaining as well as illuminating. The Sharpe series is about the birth of the modern British army. His battles scenes are told through a telescopic lens that places th ...more
Jukka Särkijärvi
Good grief.

Thus far, Sharpe's Havoc is easily the weakest installment of the series. The trope of the treasonous British officer was overused two books back and this time Sharpe does not even have anything interesting to do for most of the novel, hanging around for around a hundred pages at a mansion while his nemesis du jour engages in mustache-twirling evil around Portugal, presumably only prevented from tying the love interest du jour on railroad tracks by the Age of Steam still being just ar
Inese Okonova
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-kindle
Pēc sarakstīšanas gada šis romāns Šārpa sērijā ir vairāk uz beigu pusi (2003. g.), bet pēc notikumu hronoloģijas vairāk uz sākuma galu - septītā grāmata (no 24). Līdz ar to varoņu tēli jau ir ļoti noslīpēti un stils nostrādāts. Ļoti paredzami, bet arī ļoti kvalitatīvi.
Tiem, kas skatījušies filmas par Šārpu, šis ir pilnīgi svaigs materiāls, kas filmā neparādās. Darbība joprojām notiek Portugālē, un centrā ir cīņa par Portu. Cienītājiem noteikti iesaku. :)
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-18-season
It took forever to get involved in the story, to the point that I skipped it entirely and moved on to subsequent volumes. When I finally forced myself to push through it, it read much longer than its page count and had a hurried, abbreviated, barely outlined ending that could have been fleshed out into a novel of its own rather than tacked on as the final thirty pages of this one. Additionally, it shortchanged the antagonist, didn't wrap up thew love interests storyline, and was altogether disap ...more
Carol Storm
This one looks good, but I'm going to mark it "did not finish" for now. First I want to read SHARPE'S TIGER!
Kathy Davie
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action, history, military
Seventh in the Richard Sharpe military fiction series revolving around a lieutenant promoted up from the ranks. The action encompasses a retreat from Soult out of Oporto just before Wellesly arrives.

My Take
It's an interesting contrast between the "superior" upperclass blue blood values and those of scum from the gutter. Cornwell is a bit heavy-handed in it but he certainly gets the point across beautifully. I can't read his Sharpe series without wanting to find my own pistol!

Cornwell keeps the
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed the "first" three Sharpe novels set in India with their fast paced action, likeable characters and intriguing side plots. When the fresh baked Lieutenant left India and set out to join the 95th I could hardly wait for my order of the next two books to arrive. But, boy, was I in for a disappointment. Sharpe's Trafalgar was a serious letdown and the following Sharpe's Prey was despite some redeeming qualities almost as bad. I was close to giving up on Sharpe and move on with l ...more
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Another solid addition to the saga of the soldier turned officer in the time of the Napoleonic wars.

This time Richard Sharpe is once again separated from his regiment and fighting in some skirmishes on the fringe of the northern Portugal campaign of 1809. Cornwell shows once again how well he can weave historical fact with fictional events and places and how he can keep the reader reading just one more page, just one more chapter before turning off the light and going to sleep.

I think Sharpe as
Leutnant Sharpe sieht sich in Oporto einer neuen Aufgabe gegenüber. Er war mit seinen Leuten in Spanien von seiner Truppe getrennt worden und diente einem Militärkartographen als Sicherung im nördlichen Portugal. Nun aber steht die französische Invasionsarmee vor der Einnahme Oportos. Die Engländer und die Bewohner sind auf der Flucht. Gerade jetzt wird die Tochter einer Engländerin vermißt. Sharpe soll sie mit seinen Leuten suchen und sicher zurückbringen, gleichzeitig muß er einen Gesandten de ...more
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, historical, war
Portugal, 1809: cut off from the main British army, Sharpe and his rifles are sent to find a missing British girl, then fall under the command of one Colonel Christopher, a suspiciously Machiavellian spy. This being Sharpe, the educated, disdainful and scheming Christopher is a traitor, and soon Sharpe is marching for revenge, and to take back his nicked telescope (a nice touch).

This is more of the same grand Cornwell fiction, all high drama, detailed ordnance and a lot of bloodshed. While it ma
Artur Peniche
Ah another tale of Sharpe's riflemen. This time is placed on my beautiful city of Porto where the blue coated frenchmen sacked the village an the runaway refugees drowned in Douro :/ This was the second book I've read from this series and this time I've read it in english, where I've noticed the great use of slang that is lost on the portuguese translation (at least from Sharpe's Rifleman) which lead me to buy the next book in an english format. Although this is another well written work by Corn ...more
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eigentlich 3,5 Sterne. Für mich nicht wirklich der "beste aller Sharpe-Romane", wie der Evening Standard meint. Es passiert nicht wirklich viel mit Sharpe und seinen Scharfschützen. Viele Kämpfe, wenig Story. Warte jetzt zwar mit Vorfreude, aber nicht ungeduldig auf Band 8, der im Januar/Februar erscheint. Dann einer der ersten erschienenen Romane und sicher mit mehr Geschichte. Sharpes Mission ist für mich ein Übergangsroman zwischen den älteren Romanen der Sharpe-Reihe.
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, war
Took a while to get into but then the story took off, there are the usual things that get you interested. Our hero, though I still keep seeing Sean Bean, even though Sharpe has black hair. A character to hate and you hope will get it right where it hurts, plus a history lesson on the Napoleonic wars and fighting wars 200 years ago.
Typically entertaining tale featuring the best British rifleman ever, Richard Sharpe. This book is set in 1809 and covers the French foray into Portugal. Listened to the audio read by the always impeccable Patrick Tull.
Another decent read. A little too predictable in some respects and maybe a tad too gory n places for a comfortable read, but the details are good and the characters come alive in the story.
Brian V
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Chris Bartholomew
A rare 5 star book for me. A work of historical fiction following the exploits of Lieutenant Sharpe during the 1809 Wellington campaign to push the French out of northern Portugal. Loved the writing by the author particularly his description of the heat of battle and how he has created a character that is perfectly imperfect. The plot never seems contrived even when you would think it would be forced to by events, boxing the Lieutenant into situations that appear to have not logical conclusion.. ...more
Phil Hughes
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As usual, the research is impeccable and the story all the better for its accuracy. Some might consider a historical novel that puts so much effort into the historical detail would, by its very nature, be boring, but Mr Cornwell is a master of fiction while maintaining the historical facts.
Ben Twoonezero
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jake Hahn
Weakest Sharpe book I've read so far.
David Hull
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series of historical fiction. Very readable accounts of actual battles made more interesting and enjoyable by the addition of Sharp.
Chris Purser
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable. I like Bernard cornwells novels and I must read more of his Sharpe series.
I really enjoyed the series with Sean Bean. But I'd like to read the series.
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bernard-cornwell
Sharpe leading his men against the treachery of an English traitor.
Jose Maria
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book. I enjoyed more the previous one, but I think that this book is at the level of the best Bernard Cornwell's books, the best part is the fight in Porto's monastery, pure Sharpe.
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent entry in this series. As usual I found it hard to put down the book, found Sharpe a compelling and plausible central element, and learned more than I'd known before about Wellington’s career fighting Napoleon. This book focuses through Sharpe on Wellington's campaign in Portugal.
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
Nuovo capitolo della saga di Richard Sharpe: senza infamia e senza lode.
Finora il meno entusiasmante della serie.
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“Yet to complain of the world’s unfairness was the same as grumbling that the sun was hot or that the wind sometimes changed its direction. Unfairness existed, it always had and it always would, and the miracle, to Sharpe’s eyes, was that some men like Hill and Wellesley, though they had become wealthy and privileged through unfair advantages, were nevertheless superb at what they did.” 1 likes
“Liberty! Man has no liberty except the liberty to obey rules, but who makes the rules? With luck, Kate, it will be reasonable men making reasonable rules.” 0 likes
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