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    Recommended: On Basilisk Station (by David Weber)

    8th August 2010

    I definitely enjoyed this high-quality book. It provides enough details to vividly imagine all the people and events, but that is not the main reason I like it. The main reason is duty (or, to be more precise, military duty, albeit highly civil-oriented). Due to high level of details, some may find this book boring – but not those who can remember all the details of what they’ve ever seen.

    I would even call this a heroic novel, as heroism (together with duty, persistence and high morals) best describes the actions of Captain Honor Harrington.

    I found both a PDF version here (provided by World Public Library Association), and an audio-book here, although I’m not sure those copies are legitimate (i.e. not pirate copies violating international copyright treaties). Use at your own discretion, or just buy a paperback.

    This book happens to be the first in Honor Harrington series. I haven’t yet seen other books or reviews thereof, but this one is definitely worth reading on its own.

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