Russell Crowe on the high seas! Did this historical adventure deserve better, or was this ship destined to sink?
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Have you read any of Naomi Novik‘s Temeraire series? No? Sit down and treat yourself to the first one, His Majesty’s Dragon. You’ll stumble in surprise as you read the first few pages, only to find yourself running, tearing through chapters until you’ve finished the first book before you even truly realize you’d begun it. 934 more words
Patrick O’Brian’s literate, seafaring Aubrey-and-Maturin novels finally hit the screen, by way of director Peter Weir. Napoleonic warfare, survival at sea, and meticulous period flavor are all subsumed, as they should be, by the two protagonists (played by Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany) and their ironclad, platonic bond to each other. 22 more words
This book recently earned the title of “Book I have started reading the most”. I have started Master and Commander seven times now. I get about 50 to 100 pages deep and then something comes up and I leave it alone and I forget everyone’s name and I have to start again. 544 more words
After talking a bit with Matt Meijers (see my podcast interview http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheair/2013/10/18/h-paul-honsinger-on-the-science-fiction-spotlight) I’m getting a sense that I break a lot of conventional rules about how to write when I write my books. 894 more words