(PDF KINDLE) [The African ueen] · C.S. Forester
Series and had become completely enthralled by that world So reading The African ueen and other Forester works like The General directly after finishing the Hornblower series felt
strange I still enjoyed them Forester was a very solid writer But those books were their own thing I still enjoyed them Forester was a very solid writer
BUT THOSE BOOKS WERE THEIR OWN THING BY TIME those books were their own thing by time setting It took some switching Of Gears To Get Into gears to get into and then they were done Finished before I could get invested in the characters as I had with Hornblower This novel by CS Forester was published in 1935 The famous movie was filmed in 1951 I saw the movie first so when I read the book I pictured in my mind Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn Nothing unusual about that I imagine everyone does the same But it has been many years since I saw the movie and then only once so I don t remember if the movie followed the book or not so much So the point of all this rambling is as I read the book all the scenes were playing in my mind like a movie with Katherine and Bogey as big as life which I think made the book enjoyable foe me In the remote German colony of East Africa now Tanzania Burundi and Rwanda comprising 7 million natives and ten thousand Europeans today 75 million they finally learn war has begun in faraway Europe this is August 1914 the most lethal conflict in history twenty years later a bigger one commences but that is another story you d think nobody cares here about distant Europewrong people bring their loyalties suspicions and loathings with them The Great Lakes area of central Africa in the Rift Valley is larger than North Americas still not many people now it exists this is where the action starts On the Ulanga River appears the African ueen a small steam powered launch owned by a Belgian gold mining corporation in the where else the Belgian Congo the only person onboard Charles Allnutt 30 is this a pun he prefers Charlie a Cockney mechanic working in the mine likes to take a drink or two for medicinal purposes only lets give him the benefit of the doubt the boat owners also do a little trading on the side flowing down the stream Reaches the heart of the African jungle Charlie Allnutt and Rose Sayer a dishevelled trader and an English spinster missionary find themselves thrown together by circumstance Fighting time heat malaria and bullets they make their escape on the rickety steamboat The African. Say this since the wood fueled vessel s top
speed is 4 nots The grubby looking man feels concern about fellow citizens the British missionary couple Samuel and is 4 nots The grubby looking man feels concern about fellow citizens the British missionary couple Samuel and Rose Sayer age 33 he travels to the mission to find out their situation The German campaign has just come through here destroying anything which could be a possible threat LOOTING AND CAPTURING AFRICANS LIVING AT THE MISSION OTHERS and capturing Africans living at the mission others as did the Captain *s mr allnutt s crew all two members *Mr Allnutt s crew all two members years of hard work for nought illness and failure cause Samuel s deathThe new passenger on the African ueen has a preposterous idea insane maybe go down the dangerous Ulanga River still unmapped the patriotic lady urges the uite reluctant Englishman forget the hazards remember your duty we need to journey plenty of wood in the forests and river for fuel and initiate actionrevenge will be sweetThrough the numerous ominous rapids primeval jungles on both banks risking their lives in insect infested swamps malaria sure to follow and the always present bugs unceasing mosuitoes biting sucking your precious blood past a German fort that will give no uarter to man or woman go to fictitious Lake Wittelsach if a connection is discovered sink a well armed large gunboat the Luisa Rose surprisingly is made of harder substance than Charlie the dubious soon agrees though helping good old England to win the war The highlight is shooting the endless rapids on the wide wild river soaked to the gillsyes they have explosives and begin to really really like each other the dirtier their clothes become the little left they wear when the bodies unpleasant scents permeates the atmosphere so the affections accelerate A magnificent romantic nonsense which thrills lovers of books as a new couple form an unlikely alliance a happy ending is for the reader to imagine And I believe in happy endingsA few changes from the classic film be warned but Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn were brilliant Watching them on screen is such a pleasure and I hope the curious will read and view the two versions of this excellent produc. Ueenand hatch their own outrageous military plan Originally published in 1935 The African ueen is a tale replete with vintage Forester drama unrelenting suspense reckless heroism impromptu military manoeuvres near death experiences and a good old fashioned love story to boot.
REVIEW º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ C.S. ForesterBefore I go into this review I feel like I should mention that I probably wouldn t have read this book if I Wasn T In A Particular t in a particular that features read books set in Africa Now that doesn t mean that I didn t like the book or that I hated it because that s not the case It was new and different for me and I thought it was just an okay Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories kind of read However I will blame work for me not liking it as much as I probably should ve because I work with annoying people all day every dayWhen I mentioned that I was going to read this book to my family my dad and mom both mentioned that this was turned into a movie I ve never seen it personally and I don t think they have either but I mind of glad I haven t seen it This book was just meh to me The African ueen is about two people who are thrown into some situations Now I don t want to spoil a bunch about this book but I feel like we also don t really deal with this sort of thing nowadays So it s around 1914 and Rose and Allnutt who are both English are engaged in a little game war domination Sounds like a game of Risk rightRose and Allnutt come from different backgrounds but ultimately come together to solve some unnecessary tension Of course they don t agree on how to attack or handle the situation at hand Of course there s also some sexual tension between these two which I
HONESTLY DIDN T CARE FOR Ididn t care for I ve gone without the romance side of this bookOne thing I did like the adventure The African ueen will take you on a wonderful journey that does end up being a page tuner or a page tapper if you have a The Body Scoop for Girls kindle However it does have it s flaws I found myself being uite bored through some parts and I even stopped it to read a different book I probably would ve liked the book a lot if I wanted to read it on my own or if I didn t read the reviews beforehand but I wanted tonow what people though before I dove into it Of course I would definitely come up with my own opinion in the end but I don t really now I had high expectations but at the same time I didn t I was a big fan of CS Forester s Hornblower. A classic story of adventure and romance the novel that inspired the legendary movie starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart A fast moving tale and a very good yarnMr Forester again and again proves himself a master of suspense New York Times Book ReviewAs World War