Ideally if one is to read the works of Kenneth Roberts this is to be read first. The book is an excellent work by a master author but it is below Arundel and Rabble in Arms
The oft criticized second book is much better than advertised. There is a ten page selection near the end that was upsetting only because it took away from a great spot to end an excellent novel. However the final eight pages make for an excellent ending.
Up next Lydia Bailey also by Roberts.
I spent the day with relatives of the Tranquil Sea. She was exhausted from a 14 hour day at work and I had no desire to wake her. I sat reading the end of Northwest Passage when her little Maltese caught my scent and raised a ruckus. She was breathtakingly beautiful but so tired I felt bad even as I held her, The Maltese was so excited that he jumped all over me for 20 minutes greeting me and made off with a tiny finger sandwich. I had a Turkey on pumpernickel with coleslaw and Russian dressings but he smelled it even in foil and in a plastic bag.
I went to stay with some friends in the Guyana community. The country where I will be going is not safe and my health may be compromised by local food. My trip may just be a short stay at a resort hotel.
I really wanted to charter a small craft down the Berbice River it isn't safe. My trip may be pushed back until a larger group is going for safety reasons.