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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2018 11:01 a.m. PST


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Aug 2018 11:01 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Recent poll on Bernard Cornwell books was an eye opener didn't realise there were quite so many Sharpe novels. Anyone read 'em all? Audio books count (if not abridged).

Although the #1 answer (34%) was "I haven't read any." that actually means 63% have read at least one!

#2 answer (20%) – "I've read a few"

#3 answer (19%) – "I've read most of 'em." and (tie) "I've read all of 'em and am waiting for next one."

Lord Ashram13 Aug 2018 12:49 p.m. PST

All of them, even the short stories:)

Artilleryman13 Aug 2018 2:57 p.m. PST

Yes indeed. All of them. Even the short story from Lord Ashram.

Captain Gideon13 Aug 2018 5:38 p.m. PST

None of them and would never read them.

Korvessa13 Aug 2018 8:58 p.m. PST

Sharpe = At one point all of them – but he may have written more since then.
King Arthur – all
100 Years war – all
Saxon Chronicles (my favorite) all.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2018 11:31 p.m. PST

Sharpe = At one point all of them but he may have written more since then.
Me too. In the late 1990s I read all the Sharpe books set in the Napoleonic Wars in the order they occur to the character (rather than the order they were written). Read that way, the change in writing style and formula between books written years apart was sometimes jarring.

The Copenhagen book and Sharpe's Trafalgar came out after I was done, so I read them too. After that I was just worn out by the Sharpe formula, so I never picked up the books set in India, the post-1815 books, or any of the books published since 2001.

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