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Midshipman Bolitho (Richard Bolitho, Bk 1)
Midshipman Bolitho - Richard Bolitho, Bk 1
Author: Alexander Kent
The year is 1772, and Richard Bolitho is a sixteen-year-old midshipman about to undergo a severe initiation into the game of seamanship. The book follows young Bolitho's adventures as he intercepts and destroys a band of vicious pirates and then is swept away on a dangerous mission through the treacherous stamping ground of smugglers, wrecke...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780935526417
ISBN-10: 0935526412
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 240
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4.1 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: McBooks Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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reviewed Midshipman Bolitho (Richard Bolitho, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
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I am a huge fan of both Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey Maturin novels as well as C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series, and I went into reading Kent's books with what you might call high expectations. While they were well written and certainly well researched, I didn't find them nearly as entertaining as O'Brian's novels or as readable as Forester's. Furthermore, after reading the first three books in this 29 book series, I didn't really feel any connection with the main character Richard Bolitho. If you're looking for a follow-up for O'Brian's books, I guess this is it, but it doesn't come highly recommended by me.
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Fans of Patrick O'Brien's Aubrey/Maturin novels will enjoy Kent's Bolitho series.
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Excellent start to series. Enjoyable to read!
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