|Reviews for Two Men in a Boat|
| nobody chapter 1 . 9/7/2013
A fine piece of writing. It was short, sweet and brought a smile to my face. I liked how you captured...an interlude between their adventures. You captured their voices very well and it was a very enjoyable relaxing scene.
| Guest chapter 1 . 7/1/2012
There need to be more stories like this one!
| Sandyy chapter 1 . 5/1/2012
Lovely! Both very in character. You really should write more in this fandom! :)
| SpockLikesCats chapter 1 . 2/27/2011
Oh, what a lovely treat to come across this story. You make me want to break out my O'Brian and re-read the whole series.
I loved your true-to-P O'B characters and Jack's puns and Stephen's assessment of Jack's artistry in his medium ... and Stephen's endless curiousity and obsession with all the teeming life around him.
A perfect, perfect portrait of them both!
| Azamiko chapter 1 . 5/18/2010
| J.Vengeance chapter 1 . 10/17/2009
Beautifully done, beautifully done. Absolutely adorable. And so elegant! :D
| solittlethinker chapter 1 . 9/28/2009
I would like to say that this is a very nice piece.
I love the characterization and when i read them, I can play the scene that you set there in my mind... cause that's just the right Stephen and Jack and their wonderful relationship.
I've just finished reading the first 3 books - twice; quite a struggle for me to understand them (yup, those nautical/sea terms... what a challenge!) :D
... and the way you wrote them.. it suited perfectly well to the books. Very nice!
| Le Maire chapter 1 . 7/12/2009
This was excellent, very in character. I loved the interaction between the two, and especially the reference to the tortoise. Nice job!
| PhoenixCrystal chapter 1 . 2/25/2009
Snails are your friends... (laugh)
I liked this story, but I would like to know what the very mild hints of slash were doing there... I feel that they don't belong there, but oh well. It's still a very good story!
| ThorinKiliandFili4ever chapter 1 . 1/13/2009
A great story. Very good.
| anotherjounin chapter 1 . 5/23/2008
Lovely little slice of life! Wow, you've really captured that familiar feeling of having a friend utterly fascinated with something you more or less take for granted- the amusement and patience (on a good day anyway) of the uninitiated. And the dialogue is quite natural sounding! Hehe! The Surprise is a woodwind! Kudos! You summed their friendship up perfectly with this line: "For all their profound differences, the affection and understanding between them was deep and heartfelt, and each knew there was no length one of them would not go for the other."
| Mercury Gray chapter 1 . 2/16/2008
Ah, good old Bookverse. Sometimes hard to find in this category. At least, it sounds an awful lot like you've read some of the P O'B before writing this. Your dialogue is wonderfully authentic (except perhaps for that 'my dear' which begins this episode, which you might want to change) and the characterization is terrifically genuine. Not too much on the sappy and/or slashy side, which is always nice in this genre. On the whole, a thoroughly enjoyable piece. Well Done!
| MyBlueOblivion chapter 1 . 12/25/2007
Very well done. I loved the film, yet have not yet had the chance to read the books; as such my observations are based solely on what I have seen. And I must say, this is beautiful.
You captured both characters perfectly, each with their own particular quirks, and wound them into the gentle scenery with your usual skill and delicacy. I found myself picturing the whole thing as though it were a scene from the film, and it felt completely effortless. Any story that can evoke an image with such clarity deserves the highest praise. Well done.
| Westel chapter 1 . 5/1/2007
Oh, well done! I found your Surprise story while checking out your Narnia pieces. I'm in the process of reading all of O'Bryan's books (all because of a little film called Master and Commander) and I have fallen in love with these two characters! You've captured them beautifully!
| Smoking Panda chapter 1 . 2/25/2007
A very lovely story...- Difinite add to my favs!