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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

Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
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 Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages

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.)