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Old 09-01-2013, 06:40   #16
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Re: Master and Commander-Far Side of the World-Review

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Its wet and cold out... we're desperate,,,,
Hornblower and there's another but the name escapes me...
Dudley Pope's Rammage?
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Re: Master and Commander-Far Side of the World-Review

Douglas Reeman AKA Alexander Kent...
He wrote the Captain Bolitho books but I like his other novels better.
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Re: Master and Commander-Far Side of the World-Review

I love the books (on The Commodore as we speak - I read about 2/year) and also liked the movie. Russell Crowe was, indeed, much too dashing (and slim) for Aubrey, but some of the others were fine, I thought. And I agree that the mashup of plotlines from two different books was a little disturbing. Would have been nice if they'd picked a good unknown for the lead - someone who had the potential to stick with a franchise - and started with book #1.
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I also like Alexander Kent's (AKA Douglas Reeman) novels.
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