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February 03, 2007



O'Brian and Cornwall are stylistically quite different although both can spin a great yarn. Sharpe is unlike bluff Jack Aubrey in most respects, as indeed are the tactical details on board ship from those employed by a rifle company. Both authors make excellent use of the historical record and memorable characters to sweep us into the period. I hope you get a chance to see some of the Sharpe films. They are great fun.

Larry Ayers

There are movies based on the Sharpe stories? I had no idea. It's almost enough to make me want to resubscribe to Netflix.

I've read most of the Sharpe novels; perhaps not as complex and absorbing as the O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin novels, but nonetheless well worth reading.

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