...after ordering it from Barnes and Noble I realized that I had once before read this interesting novel (after being reminded of its existence by Tiller). But I had been on the road and failed to give it the time it deserved. I like to think I have an adequate vocabulary but Brinkley sent me more than once to the dictionary.
I recommend it.
Mike...I do not want to be the Captain......
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
Well, being the captain did have its perks. One of the things that impressed me about that novel was the love that the captain had for his ship. When the ship was destroyed, I found myself mourning it as if it were a living character. Alas, done in by the treachery of a woman. The cruise up the river to London was one of the most chilling things I have ever read. It would make a great movie in the right hands.
"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."
-- Robert Wilensky