Thursday, 13 December 2007

Review: "The Mauritius Campaign" by Patrick O'Brien

I read a lot when I travel, so there will be a quick flurry of mini-reviews of recent conquests...

I just finished the next novel in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Satisfyingly, each novel manages to build on the last without taking much for granted. "Mauritius Campaign" is no exception. In it we find Jack Aubrey moving out of his long-awaited domestic "bliss" and into the rank of Commodore. Maturin also plies his skills on a somewhat larger stage, and it is interesting to finally see him interact with a skilled (if flawed) peer whose medical expertise is more in the field of psychology.

Suffice to say, an enjoyable read, I plan to continue with the series after taking a wide detour through a bunch of Science Fiction.

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