Do not read the introduction until you are done with the book.
His meticulous work is reminiscent of the great American writers Faulkner, Steinbeck and Capote, or O'Brian's fellow Brits John Fowles and William Golding.
Perhaps one of the more interesting parts of this book, I thought, was the introspective view of the world situation as voiced by Pugh to Bronwen.
O'Brian has an interesting rhythm to his writing. This book has just enough descriptive and vague language at the same time that's intriguing.Published 6 months ago by Terri Givens
Do not read the introduction until you are done with the book. Read the introduction after you have read the book. It is a very good book.Published 13 months ago by J. cheyney
a very "dull" book compared to his 20 books of adventures with Capt. Aubrey & Dr. Maturin, each one making me want to read more of their adventures.Published 13 months ago by Bernice K. Holcombe
an interesting book but don't excpect anything even vaguelly related to the naval stories. a good story in its own right but a total shift from the others.Published 14 months ago by John C. O'Brien
Magnificent story of love and respect. And , the depths to which people can sink when they know nothing. I have grieved for several weeks after reading this.Published 14 months ago by glenn bridges
If you're looking for swashbuckling adventures on the high seas, you won't find it here. What you will find ia a good novel by a great author. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Greg Strandberg
I enjoyed the Aubrey/Maturin series so much that I wanted to explore Patrick O'Brien's earlier work. Testimonies is a novel about life in rural Wales. Read morePublished on August 10, 2009 by imy
I only bought this book because I'm a big fan of his seafaring series. I really did not like his Rendezvous at all. Read morePublished on June 15, 2009 by Mike
Though I'm a big fan of the lighter-hearted Aubrey/Maturin series, especially the first three or four installments, "Testimonies" is my hands-down favorite O'Brien. Read morePublished on March 25, 2009 by Wendy K. Laubach