Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This falls under the "They don;t make them like this anymore" when it comes to books. Throw away anything you thought you knew from the movie (which sort of chops and splices in parts from four books in this incredible series).
This is nautical adventure at its finest and you will be given an education as well as being treated to an amazing story. You watch the relationship between Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin as it develops into something amazing. The feel of being in the midst of such a foreign world (that of the wooden ship era seaman) is captured here and makes you wish that the tale would never end.
This is a series best to be savored for as long as you can make it last.
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