Book Reviews of Captain Kilburnie: An Age-Of Sail Novel of Triumph over Adversity in Nelson's Navy

Captain Kilburnie: An Age-Of Sail Novel of Triumph over Adversity in Nelson's Navy
Captain Kilburnie An Age-Of Sail Novel of Triumph over Adversity in Nelson's Navy
Author: William P. MacK
ISBN-13: 9780425178263
ISBN-10: 0425178269
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 367
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Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Writing is pedestrian at it's best...Kilburnie is not Hornblower or Aubrey or even Lewrie...I struggled through it only because I am a sucker for the genre.
reviewed Captain Kilburnie: An Age-Of Sail Novel of Triumph over Adversity in Nelson's Navy on + 29 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book. While not quite as well-written as Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series, (which would be VERY hard to do, since O'Brian has been called by some the best novelist of our time), it is still a very good read. One plus I found compared to O'Brian's work was that this book has more & clearer explanations of sailing terms and practices, for those not knowledgable. It also has the advantage of NOT being part of a long series, but is a freestanding novel! The main character's having to struggle against the prejudice against the Scottish during that period also adds interest.
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This is a very enjoyable read the Characthers are not as developd as patrick obrien but very likable and you care about what happens to them the story is very entertaining