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Posted November 21, 2003
Historical fiction, or romance?
Kent started out ok, but the last 15 or so books of his are just awful. Yes I did read them religiously, but it is getting harder. Kent is turning into some sort of 'like, gag me with a spoon' vomit-fed Danielle Steel. These novels are becoming unbearable. The pity is that he's becoming just as prolific as Steel. Someone save us! I'm Surprised that Steel novels don't pop up in the 'other people also bought' category. Granted they aren't having earth-shattering sex while ship-wrecked on some deserted island, but his characters are so overly-burdened with emotion it is amazing that we the reader can even see the ship through all this emotional fog. And can he please, please, please stop ending every other paragraph with 'It was enough.' And is Bolitho alone? Or is he not alone? Is it enough? Certianly for me it is. Save your money. Sorry Mr. Kent, but please spare us. Bolitho needs to stop sailing and see a shrink. Or perhaps you do? If you're worried about having an incomplete library... I think you'll be better off saving yourself the embarrassment.
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Posted February 15, 2013
Unfortunately, this book represents #26 with only one more great book in the series to read.
If you are interested in fictional/historical accounts of the British Navy's involvement in the Napoleonic, American Revolutinary and post-Revolutionary wars, then Alexander Kent's Bolitho series is a cannot miss.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 16, 2004
Stay Away from this one
It is unfortunate. Sometimes a series goes on too long. The earlier works by Mr. Kent were excellent; but the more recent books seem tired and lack the verve and excitement that characterized his earlier fiction.
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Posted August 24, 2012
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