Tag Archives: Patrick O’Brian

Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I love these seascapes by the 19th century Russian-Armenian painter Ivan Aivazovsky. They make want to pick up a Forester or O’Brian novel. Click on the images to enlarge.

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“Flashman”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I just finished the first volume of George MacDonald Fraser‘s high-spirited and rollicking The Flashman Papers series. For those new to the books, the series of 19th century historical novels chronicles the exploits of an English army officer and self-described … Continue reading

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“Blood Meridian,” a Western for People Who Hate Westerns

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This summer I read two wonderful novels, Hombre and Valdez is Coming, early Westerns written by the masterful Elmore Leonard. After finishing those books I decided it was time to tackle one of the Big Kahunas of the last … Continue reading

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