quote:Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Master and Commander was on IFC last night and I watched most of it again.
Has anyone read the books? Are they good?
The books are very difficult. They are full of colloquialisms and 19th century sailing terminology. There is a concordance available to help, but I only made it through the first three and a half books. However, they are extremely high rated and recommended to your mileage may vary.
I actually got a model of the HMS Surprise to help me immerse myself into the era. Available here:
Handcrafted Model Ships