I can't say that books about the navy usually appeal to me much. The chance of romance is remote, and, although romance isn't necessary to a book - or, indeed, to a life - the chance of it makes things much more interesting.
Still, my husband obviously had excellent taste...
I discovered that when a book is very VERY well done then it will always be fascinating: and CS Forester writes superbly.
When something is done with love it will always warm our hearts, too: and CS Forester loves the sea - and his shy hero.
Hornblower did not look round. He was looking steadfastly at the grey sky past Simpson's right ear - somehow he could not look him in the face...The end of the world as he knew it was close to him - soon there might be a bullet though his heart.
So plain, but so vivid. Cor!
Word To Use Today: bullet.
- This word is from the French word boulette, which means a little ball.
- Before that it probably came from the Latin word bulla, which means bubble.
- I think the progression from bubble to bullet is rather sad.
- Though there are happier bullets, I suppose:
- Like that one.