Posted by JW on March 13, 1998 at 06:20:10:
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?????
JW: O'Brian. He captures the social atmosphere of the navy very well, with its combination of violence, informality and intense cooperation. Other writers import 20th century sensibility, and falsify the strange world which was created by the wooden sailing ship, when organisation was secondary to the personal contacts and relationships which made a ship run satisfactorily.
And you mean Woodman dont you?
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