Book Reviews of Midshipman Bolitho (Richard Bolitho, Bk 1)

Midshipman Bolitho (Richard Bolitho, Bk 1)
Midshipman Bolitho - Richard Bolitho, Bk 1
Author: Alexander Kent
ISBN-13: 9780935526417
ISBN-10: 0935526412
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: McBooks Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Midshipman Bolitho (Richard Bolitho, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent start to series. Enjoyable to read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fans of Patrick O'Brien's Aubrey/Maturin novels will enjoy Kent's Bolitho series.
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A good sea adventure
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I haven't read any sea stories in a long time. This one however was really interesting and enjoyable I'll have to try some more