Friday, February 24, 2006

Arturo Perez-Reverte's Captain Alatriste - Review of Arturo Perez-Reverte's Captain Alatriste 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.