Sunday, 1 August 2004
- Glory Lane, by Alan Dean Foster, copyright 1987; Ace, August
1987. Amusing in some respects, but one of Foster’s lesser efforts.
- The Surgeon’s Mate, by Patrick O’Brian, copyright 1981; First
published in 1980 by William Collins Sons & Co Ltd; W.W. Norton and
Company, Inc, 1992. After facing the apparent diminution of the
affections that have driven him for years, Stephen Maturin finds that
they have not diminished, rather that they have been muted for a
time, and is given the strongest possible evidence that his affections
are returned in a measure greater than he could have hoped for, with
the long-sought but previously unlikely outcome. Strongly recommended,
but it’s necessary to have read a number of other books in the series
for the full effect, perhaps most importantly Post Captain.