I'm reading Sharpe's Tiger
by Bernard Cornwell.
While I've read the original run of Sharpe
), I haven't read any of the post-Waterloo
books save Trafalgar
. (I'm talking publication order here, not chronological order.) I've decided to read the series through chronologically, starting with Tiger
I enjoy Cornwell's prose. His words flow easily, and his characters are well-defined.
The one quibble I have with Cornwell's writing is that he'll change his POV character in the middle of a scene. He writes third person limited, but he can be clunky about it. A scene might be written entirely from Sharpe's POV, and near the end of the scene we're suddenly in Lawson's head. That has always given me mental whiplash; I'm settled into one character, and suddenly I'm elsewhere.