Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Shores of Tripoli: Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates, by James L. Haley

Finally made it through this work I've been wanting to read for some time.  The narration isn't great, and the book isn't as good as advertised.  A while back a WSJ book review said this was the American equivilent of the Aubrey/Maturin Master & Commander series -- not quite.  The plot is interesting, but the writing is no where near as good, and overall the feeling is just off.

Having said that, I ultimately enjoyed the book, but it is a poor companion to the beloved Aubrey/Maturin books by Patrick O'Brian.

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