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H.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O'Brian
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Aug 13, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: patrick-o-brian, books-i-read-to-learn-stuff, historical-fiction

O'Brian really hit his stride with this one. Witty, detailed, multi-layered characters.... I am so looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Patrick O'Brian
“Jack, you've debauched my sloth.”
Patrick O'Brian, H.M.S. Surprise

Reading Progress

August 13, 2008 – Shelved
January 6, 2009 – Shelved as: patrick-o-brian
January 6, 2011 –
page 90
23.75% "I chuckled when I realized that within the span of 4 pages, I had to google the meaning of 8 words. In the very least, reading these books expand your vocabulary, and I love that...."
January 11, 2011 –
page 171
45.12% "You have debauched my sloth!! - Dr. Maturin"
January 13, 2011 –
page 235
Started Reading
January 18, 2011 –
page 275
72.56% "I can definitely see a difference in this book...O'Brian is beginning to hit his stride. More streamlined plot, Maturin is more complex, Aubrey as dashing as ever..."
January 18, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
January 18, 2011 – Shelved as: books-i-read-to-learn-stuff
January 18, 2011 – Finished Reading

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