Posted by Ken on March 12, 1998 at 16:06:22:
In response to Anybody read Woodson's "Drinkwater" series?, written by Woodhouse on March 12, 1998 at 10:11:17
] Patrick O'Brian's books sound a bit like Richard Woodson's. Does anyone read the Drinkwater series? I am not a naval history expert, but I recently picked up a copy of The Corvett and was captivated.
] Is is work historically accurate? It seemed so to me. Of the two, who is better? Snarkhunter, this is up your alley, perhaps?????
O'Brian's sounds authentic as to characterization. But I confess I've only tried to get through HMS Surprise & got bored when they got to India. Perhaps starting at the beginning of the series would be a better idea. If I could find it all in the library. . . . I'm not sure I've even seen Drinkwater in the stores. And I've never tried Alexander Kent's work & don't recall seeing it in the stores for some time now. No, the one I cleave to at all costs is Forester, although Hornblower seems a most atypical 19th century gent. In any case, it seems technically accurate to me.
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.