Saturday, June 19, 2010
Book Review #1017
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
Rating: two stars (out of four)
This was a fairly entertaining book. I liked how the author wove in the personality of Mr. Bowditch and showed how much he loved learning and how hard he worked. I didn't understand all the nautical language, but I wasn't completely overwhelmed by tedious details. I wasn't impressed with the quality of the writing: there seemed to be an abundance of cliches and poorly phrased paragraphs. I also had a slight problem with how the author would jump from weeks, months, years with the next paragraph and fail to give you notice of the time transition. It was an okay book and I might recommend.