Master and Commander has got to be one of the better books I've read in quite some time. The narration just sucked me in, and the story was phenomenal! I can't believe it took me this long to actually pick up this book from my bookcase and read it. The characters are strong and the action is great!
My only complaint about the book is that being unfamiliar with ship/naval terms, I had to look those up quite a bit, but aside from that, I tried not to let it get me down. Definitely a great naval story, and I also see the beginnings of a great friendship between Aubrey and Maturin. I can't wait to read the second book!