Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

The Fortune of War and The Surgeon's Mate, by Patrick O'Brian

My reading rate has slowed down considerably since my initial plunge: back into books: it's been two and a half weeks since my last review. And I keep having to renew the books I already have out from the library.</p>

I have actually read two books since my last review -- two more of the Aubrey/Maturin novels. I didn't write about The Fortune of War at first in part because I plunged right into the next, and in part because there's not a lot to be said for these that doesn't spoil earlier books. Still, I want to note that I finished them, and that they are solid installments in the series. Certain things in each were sad-but-inevitable, and other turns quite surprised me. Particularly the end of The Surgeon's Mate. (!)

I have five books left out from the library. Two are the final installments of Mira Grant's Newsflesh series, and I'm not sure I'm going to read those -- I checked them out so Lut could read them. I'm sure they're good, but I dunno that I need more depressing stories.

Right now, though, I'm gonna start the next Aubrey/Maturin. Because that's the one I have with me. Also, when I finish this one I can finally return this tome that has the Aubrey/Maturin books 5-8 in it.

NOTE: Spoilers in comments on this post. :)

Tags: books, reading, review

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