Friday, September 13, 2013

The Nugmeg of Consolation

The most unweildy title of the series so far, as I got closer to listening to the one I was curious what the Nutmeg of Consolation would be.  Silly me, it was (is?) a ship, of course.
I'm pressed for time so won't go into this much except to say two things:
1.  I enjoyed it very much, as I have all of the other Aubrey/Maturin (Master & Commander) books (this one is book 14), and
2.  Holy crap -- the polar bear story in this book is perhaps the saddest thing I've heard heard.  A tiny aside in the big work, that has (seemingly) no connection to the story, it is just incredibly powerful, and moreso, terribly sad.

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