The Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brian

The Far Side of the World

Aubrey & Maturin #10

Patrick O'Brian

fiction historical adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced

366 pages | first published 1984

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The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry ...
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Summary of 247 reviews

Moods

adventurous 100%
emotional 12%
funny 12%
informative 12%
inspiring 12%
reflective 12%

Pace

medium 83%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | Yes: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Average rating

4.22

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