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The Unknown Shore by Patrick O'Brian
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Apr 13, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Agnes by: Bill

After much badgering by Bill, I finally read a Patrick O'Brien novel. It was very enjoyable and engaging historical fiction, set in the 1740s on a ship of the British navy, as it sails from Britain across the Atlantic and down the coast of Brazil, around the cape and partially up the other side. The friendship between the two main characters is the main focus of the novel. At times, the trials they face is a bit much, and the wind-up at the end is a bit too quick after all the details lavished on their suffering, but the book is very witty and entertaining, and O'Brien was clearly inspired by Jane Austen in style.

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