My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Just arrived from Singapore through BM.
This is the first book of a series of 20 books. In this first volume, the author introduces the main characters of this maritime saga: Captain Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, the ship’s surgeon and an intelligence agent as well.
I haven’t watched the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) which promises to be good with Russell Crowe acting as Capt. Jack Aubrey.
However, it should be pointed out that this movie is based on the 10th book of this series The Far Side of the World. Thanks Jamie to this clarification.