Neil (nt) wrote,

I went to the theatre and saw Master and Commander this afternoon. I've been hearing about the Aubrey-Maturin books by Patrick O'Brian for quite some time, and wanting to read them, but the movie came out before I got around to it. It's a good movie. The one thing I had read about it was that it didn't have much action, but I thought it had plenty of action, as well as a fair amount of gore and a few scenes that might be too much for squeamish viewers. It takes place almost entirely on board a sailing ship, and really gives a feel for what life in the navy must have been like 200 years ago. Now I'm more keen to read some of the books, and see how they compare to the movie.

After the movie we went to the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. I had spaghetti with several different sauces, and an Australian Cabernet Shiraz.

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