5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent; I wish Mr. Nelson developed Biddlecomb further.,
By A Customer
This review is from: By Force of Arms (Revolution at sea trilogy) (Paperback)It's a great tale ... the places and situations that Mr. Nelson puts us through
are exciting and very imaginitive (which is hard to do when you've read all of O'Brien
and Forester). The only gripe I have is that I want to know Biddlecomb more intensly. I loved
Hornblower because I understood, identified, and appreciated his weaknesses and strengths;
in many respects, he became a role model for me. I want that from Biddlecomb. Of course
he must be his own character, but as long as I feel I know him well, I'll be grabbed
more fully by the novel.
One other thing I loved about the book was the presentation of the different vantages
of the book. I got to get inside Pendexter and Wallace for certian parts of the book.
O'Brien is great, but he gets boring sometimes because you're always seeing the
Aubrey/Maturin perspective. Seeing the immature, selfish perspective of Pendexter
especially was a delight.
All in all, it was great and I'll read any and all that Mr. Nelson writess.