Thursday, October 22, 2009

Alexander Kent

After reading Graham Greene's "The Tenth Man" the other day, I was in the mood for something exciting with clear heroes and villains instead of Greene's usual brooding and flawed protagonists.

[I recall reading "A Burnt-Out Case" while down in the dumps in law school. Not a wise move.]

So I started Alexander Kent's "The Midshipman Bolitho" series about a young man in the Royal Navy in 1773.

It was just the ticket. A mission to West Africa. Kill the pirates. Free the hostages.

Run up the Union Jack!

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