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Hussein An Entertainment characters Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ood and life in India and his relationship and adventures with elephants As a boy Hussein falls in love with a beautiful and elusive girl Sashiya and arranges for another of her suitors to be murdered with a fakir's curse The dead man's relatives vow vengeance Hussein escapes and his advent. A fun taleHussein is a fun read by the masterly author of the AubreyMaturing series It is not the highest literature but it shows early traces of the charming language that O Brian will use in his famous novels

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Hussein An Entertainment characters Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ures begin snake charming sword fighting spying stealing a fortune and returning triumphantly to claim his bride All of this is set against an evocatively exotic India full of bazaars temples and beautiful women despite the fact that O'Brian had never been to the East when he wrote the stor. Patrick O Brian s Aubrey series has been on my to read list for over a decade I have been in a mood to switch genres lately and now I can t wait to get started Of course the first book of the series was not at the library last time I was there so I picked up Hussein This is the first Patrick O Brian book I have ever read It is the first book O Brian ever wrote I have learned that it is not fair for me to judge an author by their first book I believe I have nixed some able authors from my list over disappointment in their first book That is not the case with O Brian as I am still very much compelled to read Master and CommanderI m in a bit of a turmoil about Hussein My favorite part of the book was this line in the one page foreword written by Patrick O Brian in 1999 the year before his death in the writing of the book I learnt the rudiments of my calling but infinitely than that it opened a well of joy that has not yet run dry It all started here for O Brian He explains that this began as short fiction for an Oxford University annual but was received with such enthusiasm and support for expansion that he lengthened it into a novel an entertainment I appreciate that O Brian acknowledged his limitation and attempted to dissuade readers from taking this work too seriously by calling it an entertainment not to be construed as a representation of the people and culture of India a country that he had never visited at the time he wrote this book But then that was my problem with the bookThere is nothing wrong with this story It is entertaining and well written Had I been able to suspend the idea that this was a yarn written by an untraveled Brit in 1938 when England ruled India this could have in fact been a tale on which I could have been carried away Unfortunately I was not able to suspend the nagging thought that this story lacked legitimacy and as a result I had the most egregious experience that reading fiction is a waste of timeI am thrilled that O Brian found his calling when he wrote this book As the story rolled out I was inspired by the discovery of the new author spinning Hussein s tale If only I could find that calling myself Hers to Protect Shores of Indian Lake #11 year before his death in the writing of the book I learnt the rudiments of my calling but infinitely than that it opened a well of joy that has not Her Small Town Hero yet run dry It all started here for O Brian He explains that this began as short fiction for an Oxford University annual but was received with such enthusiasm and support for expansion that he lengthened it into a novel an entertainment I appreciate that O Brian acknowledged his limitation and attempted to dissuade readers from taking this work too seriously by calling it an entertainment not to be construed as a representation of the people and culture of India a country that he had never visited at the time he wrote this book But then that was my problem with the bookThere is nothing wrong with this story It is entertaining and well written Had I been able to suspend the idea that this was a Red Tail Silhouette Desire #208 yarn written by an untraveled Brit in 1938 when England ruled India this could have in fact been a tale on which I could have been carried away Unfortunately I was not able to suspend the nagging thought that this story lacked legitimacy and as a result I had the most egregious experience that reading fiction is a waste of timeI am thrilled that O Brian found his calling when he wrote this book As the story rolled out I was inspired by the discovery of the new author spinning Hussein s tale If only I could find that calling myself

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Hussein An Entertainment characters Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Of this early work published when he was in his early twenties Patrick O'Brian writes in a foreword In the writing of the book I learnt the rudiments of my calling but than that it opened a well of joy that has not yet run dry The story is about a young mahout or elephant handler his childh. A rather realistic version of Kipling s Kim the narrative follows a young 19th Century Indian named Hussein and his uest to marry the woman he loves And while that sounds very romantic the story and character are than slightly jaded by the protagonist s willingness to commit murder but living in the reality of the time and place the author brings to life warts and all the Indian subcontinent at the time the British were slowly consolidating their hold on it From an author best known for his characters of Aubry and Maturin this was an early and uite different literary effort but inevitably an enjoyable one told I read in the form given by an Indian story teller in which judgement is to be suspended and the tale to be accepted as just life happening as it always does While it didn t have the depth of the author s later works it still had that texture that makes all of O Brian s books such a pleasure to read

  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Hussein An Entertainment
  • Patrick OBrian
  • English
  • 20 June 2018
  • 9780393321814