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Reviews by rajan

The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer

by Harry Collingwood

One of the best books by Collingwood. Unstoppable action reading. A young man of 20 is destined to take command of a ship and on a voyage to avenge Spanish treachery and save his brother from a galley ship. I enumerate the best ones below.

1. Excellent technical descriptions of sail ships by the author. Amazing. Was he a ship captain, ship builder?

2. the boy's strategies for capturing the island town San Juan. The amazing conference and the boy's hold on the High Priest and the Chief of the Inquisition chamber

3. The horrors of Spanish Inquisition procedures. How the English sailors witness the scene of English man's fore head is drilled slowly to make him confess to heresy. How they slowly burn the 'heretics'. The description is well researched and true.

4 The amazing strategy of the capture Nombre De Dios, the Spanish port town. Ane how the young man conducts himself With courteous ruthlessness and hold the Governor to ransom.

%. How ultimately he finds his brother along with other prisoners and the shipload of Spanish treasure.

I recommend this as one of the best reads. Makes a movie stuff.

Reviewed on 2017.01.22

Space Prison

by Tom Godwin

When I read this book I have a feeling that I read Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Reviewed on 2015.08.04

Bob Chester's Grit

by Frank V. Webster

Only by a chance I got this beautiful book. This is the story of a boy who elevated himself in life by his honesty, hard work, compassion and grit. A must read for all young people to get inspired.

Reviewed on 2015.08.02

The Sea-Hawk

by Rafael Sabatini

Wow. What a story. Sabatiny, Collingwood, Farnol and Kingston. England has produced such wonderful authors. I can live with their books. I don't need anything else in life.

Reviewed on 2015.07.17

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