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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Hornblower Saga (Paperback)) Paperback – 1998
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Hornblower, without a doubt, reflects the personality traits of people I know-honorable, self-critical, confused, alternately depressed/ecstatic, reflective, etc. His vigorous actions and direct approach despite uncertainty is so refreshing! It is the epitome of the philosophy "I'm not quite sure of exactly what to do, but moving forward with gusto beats the hell out of standing around!" I have found myself laughing out loud on several occasions! Hornblower's characteristics reflect those of successful real-life naval officers I have known and read about.
If you are looking for some enjoyable, accurate, and adventuresome reading, you're in for a good time! (I gave THIS book 4 stars, but some other books in the series are definitely 5.)
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The book is all as I expected--I have read the story before, and it is delightful. Horatio Hornblower has the misfortune of joining the navy late at 17 years of age and being... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sarah Mahoney
I recently re-read this after many years and yet again, couldn't put it down.Published 15 months ago by Hornblower
Having heard about Horatio Hornblower all my life, I picked up this book at a second hand store. I feared that I might find it stilted and uninteresting. Read morePublished 16 months ago by BarClay
Not the seafaring saga I expected. Doesn't rank with Obrien or Melville.Published 17 months ago by peter heller