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SusannaG

SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 12 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %

Review: Rough Passage to London

Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain's Tale, A Novel - Robin Lloyd

This is a very odd novel.

 

The 3/4 of it that follows what is known of Captain Morgan's life, and his rise from cabin boy through the sailor's ranks, is interesting and an enjoyable read. 

 

On the other hand, the quarter of it that is a melodramatic tale of his search for his brother has the feel of another novel altogether, and a less interesting one.

 

There was also too much narration via flashback for my taste.  With the start of every new chapter I'd expect another bout of it, and was rarely disappointed.  It got a bit monotonous.

 

On the up side: pirates!

 

(Note: I won an ARC on Library Thing.)