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Re: Re-reading 'the twelve' after a decade-long gap


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Posted by Mark Walker on October 07, 2017 at 21:41:04 user Buzzook.

In Reply to: Re: Re-reading 'the twelve' after a decade-long gap posted by Adam Quinan on August 01, 2017 at 04:53:32:

+2 for Patrick O'Brien's Aubrey/Maturin series. Best ever. For adults.

I like to re-read after a gap of several years, for this does ideed bring forgotten details to light.

Others, like the Aubrey/Maturin 'dad jokes' one does not forget. "In the Navy one must always take the lesser of two weevils"; and the Bosun's cat, "the only name for which can be Scourge".

As memorable at least as "Better drowned than Duffers" but with the added benefit of being both clever AND funny!


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