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The Nutmeg of Consolation☀ The Nutmeg of Consolation PDF / Epub ✍ Author Patrick O'Brian – Varanus.us If it s blood, I must put it in cold water this directly minute, said Killick, who knew perfectly well that it was bloodShipwrecked on an island in the Dutch East Indies, the last of whose animals hav If it s blood, I must put it in cold water this directly minute, said Killick, who knew perfectly well that it was bloodShipwrecked on an island in the Dutch East Indies, the last of whose The Nutmeg PDF or animals have almost been hunted to extinction by the hungry seamen and worst of all with grog and tobacco nearly finished, Captain Aubrey and his followers are still able to play a rousing game of cricket on the beach A desperate battle with Malay pirates follows, but then, thanks to a sly ruse by Stephen, they are unexpectedly rescued After the good fortune of being given a newgun ship, The Nutmeg of Consolation, the crew are reunited at sea with their shipmates on the beloved Surprise, and the real trouble begins In the prison colony of New South Wales, the appalling treatment of convicts means that Stephen decides he must rescue his erstwhile servant Padeen lying in hospital after sufferinglashes, and condemned to a still brutal fate Stephen s determination to aid his escape brings him into a painful conflict with Jack that threatens their friendshipFor this book O Brian researched extensively the early history of Australia, and without ever losing his wit and sense of humour, his deep humanity and sympathy for those who suffered there pervades every page O Brian makes a profound acknowledgement to the help given to him by Robert Hughes s history, The Fatal Shore, published in a Folio Society edition in.

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    Have Kindle books almost been hunted to extinction by the hungry seamen and worst of all with grog and tobacco nearly finished, Captain Aubrey and his followers are still able to play a rousing game of cricket on the beach A desperate battle with Malay pirates follows, but then, thanks to a sly ruse by Stephen, they are unexpectedly rescued After the good fortune of being given a newgun ship, The Nutmeg of Consolation, the crew are reunited at sea with their shipmates on the beloved Surprise, and the real trouble begins In the prison colony of New South Wales, the appalling treatment of convicts means that Stephen decides he must rescue his erstwhile servant Padeen lying in hospital after sufferinglashes, and condemned to a still brutal fate Stephen s determination to aid his escape brings him into a painful conflict with Jack that threatens their friendshipFor this book O Brian researched extensively the early history of Australia, and without ever losing his wit and sense of humour, his deep humanity and sympathy for those who suffered there pervades every page O Brian makes a profound acknowledgement to the help given to him by Robert Hughes s history, The Fatal Shore, published in a Folio Society edition in."/>
  1. says:

    In The Nutmeg of Consolation you get shipwrecks, pirates and duels fought for honor With content like that, some might expect a dime store novel in The Nutmeg of Consolation, but when it s Patrick the Jane Austen of historical fiction O Brian, you get treated to high quality writing A literary adventure, if you will Book 14 in the series picks up where The Thirteen Gun Salute left off The crew is stranded on a remote island in the Malaysia Indonesia seas Things get dicey when the natives In The Nutmeg of Consolation you get shipwrecks, pirates and duels fought for honor With content like that, some might expect a dime store novel in The Nutmeg of Consolation, but when it s Patrick the Jane Austen of historical fiction O Brian, you get treated to high quality writing A literary adventure, if you will Book 14 in the series picks up where The Thirteen Gun Salute left off The crew is stranded on a remote island in the Malaysia Indonesia seas Things get dicey when the natives attack But fortune is on the side of Captain Aubrey, who is able to continue on with his mission through grit and ingenuity Eventually they land in New Holland, present day Australia, where the reminder of the book plays out.In the past, I seem to have given this five stars Today, after this reread, I would say it s closer to four I mean, if you ve read these novels from book one to this point, then perhaps you too would rate this as perfection It gives the fan everything they could want plenty of Jack and Stephen moments, some fighting, clever sailors overcoming odds, natural philosophy, a tender moment or two, the return of memorable characters and of course O Brian s beautiful descriptions However, it lacks a strong purpose The initial quandary is resolved a third of the way in and the rest is a description of Australia during its horrible transportation days Stephen does the heavy lifting story wise throughout the remainder of Nutmeg and does have an important task to accomplish, but it doesn t create a plot that moves the story with a sense of urgent inevitability Having said that, I still love this book and highly recommend it My review of book 13, The Thirteen Gun Salute review of book 15, The Truelove


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    I read novels with the utmost pertinacity I look upon them I look upon good novels as a very valuable part of literature, conveyingexact and finely distinguished knowledge of the human heart and mind than almost any other, with greater breadth and depth and fewer constraintsPatrick O Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation For action, this book is a bit light There is a bit of fighting when the crew of the shipwrecked HMS Diane are trying to building a schooner Tobacco and alcohol miI read novels with the utmost pertinacity I look upon them I look upon good novels as a very valuable part of literature, conveyingexact and finely distinguished knowledge of the human heart and mind than almost any other, with greater breadth and depth and fewer constraintsPatrick O Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation For action, this book is a bit light There is a bit of fighting when the crew of the shipwrecked HMS Diane are trying to building a schooner Tobacco and alcohol might soon run out and the ship is nearing St Famine s day not marked by a famine of food, but smokes and booze Things might get rough After losing a few members heading off an attack of some local pirates, they eventually chase down a French ship I won t give those details away However, after that, the book ends up in Australia New South Wales where Dr Maturin contemplates happiness, money, family and addition He also confronts the harsh conditions in New South Wales, where everything has been degraded by the penal colony economy It might have been a 3 star the first book, if not for the beautiful musings of Stephen throughout I really do love these novels


  3. says:

    This, the 14th volume in Patrick O Brian s brilliant Aubrey Maturin canon, is one of my absolute favorites of the twenty completed novels in this wonderful Napoleonic wars seafaring series The Nutmeg of Consolation is a page turner from page one on We join Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin in the East Indies as they are rescued from a deserted island, acquire the beautifully Dutch built small frigate the Nutmeg of Consolation, fight a running sea battle with the much larger French frig This, the 14th volume in Patrick O Brian s brilliant Aubrey Maturin canon, is one of my absolute favorites of the twenty completed novels in this wonderful Napoleonic wars seafaring series The Nutmeg of Consolation is a page turner from page one on We join Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin in the East Indies as they are rescued from a deserted island, acquire the beautifully Dutch built small frigate the Nutmeg of Consolation, fight a running sea battle with the much larger French frigate Cornelie, meet up with all of their chums aboard HMS Surprise, and then visit the penal colony of New South Wales in Australia The action at sea and ashore is tense and engaging as well as being full of the wonders of science and nature that Stephen and his friend Martin explore on the islands they visit and in the Australian outback This is a terrific book, and oh so cleverly plotted and written All of the Aubrey Maturin novels are superb and this particular episode just happens to be, in my opinion, one of the crown jewels in the series I unhesitatingly recommend this novel,as well as the entire series


  4. says:

    Intelligently written Good story Interesting characters Unsure about the characters, they seem a little bit to complex for sailors


  5. says:

    The one with the lady pirate, the cannibals, Australia, and the platypus A very Stephen centric novel, but without the spying and intrigue Lots of interesting info about the New South Wales section of Australia, and a creepy new fact about the cuddly platypus.


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    SPOILERS BELOW.This particular edition to the series may well have been entitled When Maturin, Cannibals and Platypuses Attack This and the previous book in the series is rather meandering and doesn t seem to have much in the way of a concrete objective in terms of where the author wanted to take the characters, but it s Patrick O Brain, so who cares His descriptive detail, the viewpoints of the characters, mostly and seemingly increasingly from Maturin , the vast knowledge of contemporar SPOILERS BELOW.This particular edition to the series may well have been entitled When Maturin, Cannibals and Platypuses Attack This and the previous book in the series is rather meandering and doesn t seem to have much in the way of a concrete objective in terms of where the author wanted to take the characters, but it s Patrick O Brain, so who cares His descriptive detail, the viewpoints of the characters, mostly and seemingly increasingly from Maturin , the vast knowledge of contemporary technology, proceedings, and customs, as well as just the feeling of having been taken back in time, doesthan enough to compel one to read this series As the saying goes, it s the journey, not the destination, which is just as well, because when O Brian brings his books to a close, he doesn t do so by gently closing the door so much as yanking out the plug May he rest in peace


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    A little slower and littleself indulgent than some of the previous entries, but a delight from start to finish, as always The early part, on the island, put me in mind of Far Side of the World only better than what we find in that installment , and the return to India which was very enjoyable in the previous book and the exploration of Australia was lovely Not too many sea battles here, but it s perhaps funnier than any of the previous books Wonderful to finally get back to the Surpr A little slower and littleself indulgent than some of the previous entries, but a delight from start to finish, as always The early part, on the island, put me in mind of Far Side of the World only better than what we find in that installment , and the return to India which was very enjoyable in the previous book and the exploration of Australia was lovely Not too many sea battles here, but it s perhaps funnier than any of the previous books Wonderful to finally get back to the Surprise, but I must say that I hold a special place in my heart for the Nutmeg, and I hope we haven t seen the last of her


  8. says:

    Great historical fiction, only passingly good fiction A fun read, nonetheless.The usual suspects maneuvered around the western Pacific to touch on as many real or realistic situations as possible Some sub plots better developed than others, but surely the Aubery Maturin true believers will love it all.O Brian resisted the temptation to leave us hanging from another cliff.


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    Aubrey and Maturin are at it again Sailing the high seas, fighting the French and miscellaneous jerks , saving children, finding rare creatures, curing ailments, and generally being surrogate parents to a slightly disreputable family of sailors Their domesticity repeatedly verges upon the romantic in this instalment Stephen is struck by the blueness of Jack s eyes Jack is jealous of Martin for taking up Stephen s time The Nutmeg of Consolation proved to be another wonderful tale of their Aubrey and Maturin are at it again Sailing the high seas, fighting the French and miscellaneous jerks , saving children, finding rare creatures, curing ailments, and generally being surrogate parents to a slightly disreputable family of sailors Their domesticity repeatedly verges upon the romantic in this instalment Stephen is struck by the blueness of Jack s eyes Jack is jealous of Martin for taking up Stephen s time The Nutmeg of Consolation proved to be another wonderful tale of their adventures, spent entirely abroad and mostly at sea Killick can as usual be relied upon to provide great amusement, while violence ashore and at sea creates tension O Brian is such a reliably excellent writer This is the fourteenth book in the series I am so flighty a reader that the last sequence I got so far with was probably the Animorphs, back in my teens I usually lose interest after perhaps three books, but could hardly do so with such lovable characters and beautifully rendered historical settings The plots, honestly, are of much less interest to me, although they are very well crafted My favourite moments are generally those that show the characters at quiet times, rather than during chases and battles A few particularly pleasing lines of dialogue follow My dear Maturin, how very happy I am to see you We had given you up for lost I trust you are well Perfectly well, I thank you, Governor only a little ruffled, said Stephen, whose face was indeed somewhat less sallow than usual The sergeant offered me fourpence to go away Lord, Raffles, cried his wife, coming in, What is that very ill smell Has something died behind the wainscot My dear, said the Governor, It is this new plant, which is to be named after Dr Maturin It would I am sure be indiscreet to ask why you were turned before the mast, said the Dutch lady most at home in English Well, ma am, said Jack with an engaging leer, it was partly due to my devotion to the sex, but evenbecause I stole the captain s tripe Sex cried the Dutch ladies, Tripe They whispered among themselves, blushed, looked very grave, and fell silent You are luckier than I am in that way They do not look upon you with any respect That is to say, not with any undue respect I mean they have an amazing respect for you, of course but they do not look upon you as a superior being Do they not They certainly looked upon me as a very disagreeable one this afternoon I was cursed sullen, snappish and dogged with them all You astonish me Had something put you out I had set aside a corpse for opening, an interesting case of the marthambles I was going to ask your good word as duty bound, but before I could do so some criminal or at least some busy hand had sewn it up and placed it among those you buried What a ghoul you are, Stephen, upon my word Killick came in and stood breathing heavily in the doorway and looking disagreeable They took no notice, intent upon their letters he came forward to the table and moved some knives and forks, quite unnecessarily, and with unnecessary noise Get out, Killick, said Jack, without looking round Killick, you break in upon my thoughts, said Stephen Which I only came to say that the cook has burnt the soup, the Doctor ain t shaved yet, and your honour has spilt ink on your breeches, your only decent breeches God s blood hell and death, so I have, cried Jack You may recall that last time we had the happiness of walking in the Brazilian rainforest I was bitten by an owl faced night ape Certainly I do How you bled This time I was bitten by a tapir, and bled evenA tapir, for all love Other highlights include view spoiler the coca leaf addled rats, very moving scenes at the end when Padeen is recovered, Stephen s belief that coffee is as good as opium, Jack and Stephen s musical game that Killick objects to, the deliberate messing up of the Nutmeg for stealth purposes, the crew thwarting the dissection of their deceased shipmate, a fricassee, Jack nearly falling into the sea because the quarter galley has been shot off by cannon fire, the frequent repetition of Stephen s curtailed comment, a discussion of sloops, several awkward dinner parties, Jack s care for his illegitimate son, complaints that the Surprise stinks, Pullings reminding Stephen to put on his trousers, reminiscing, Jemmy Ducks the excellent babysitter, Jack foolishly double dosing himself with laxatives, the fascinations of boomerangs, and Stephen surviving the venom of a platypus hide spoiler And that is an abbreviated list I laughed a number of times while reading this book on the train There is nothing like an Aubrey and Maturin novel for good cheer


  10. says:

    Every one of my Patrick O Brian reviews are the same I love these books I think the best bit of this one is them being shipwrecked again and having to find a way out of it This kind of thing really makes you realize how little ability modern people have with their hands I know that I couldn t build a ship from scratch using the materials from a wrecked one plus whatever was available on a desert island How about you I ll be sad when I come to the end of the series But wait, that means Every one of my Patrick O Brian reviews are the same I love these books I think the best bit of this one is them being shipwrecked again and having to find a way out of it This kind of thing really makes you realize how little ability modern people have with their hands I know that I couldn t build a ship from scratch using the materials from a wrecked one plus whatever was available on a desert island How about you I ll be sad when I come to the end of the series But wait, that means I can start again from the beginning right

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