Here is a review of Captain Alatriste, the book which forms the basis of Viggo Mortensen’s upcoming film (picture on a previous posting).
The brothers Judd did not like the book that much, though they gave it a B+. I have had the book on my shelves for almost a year so-far unread. It is the kind of book that I would have read when young as I always enjoyed books like this (Dumas and his ilk — I read Anthony Hope’s Prisoner of Zenda and sequel Rupert of Hentzau several times each). But I haven’t read any adventure, swashbuckling novels for years and years. Wonder if I will dip my toe in this water again. Brothers Judd aren’t very encouraging.
Ah, Maxine, you are a true romantic. Some of the happiest moments of my youth were spent in the company of Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D’Artagnan. I reviewed Captain Alatriste and liked it. It is a thoughtful swashbuckler, with something of the melancholy that characterizes Twenty Years After.