"I fell in love with [O'Brian's] writing straightaway, at first with Master and Commander. . . .Just great characterizations, which I still cherish. It's about friendship, camaraderie. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin always remind me a bit of Mick and me."
- KEITH RICHARDS, in his memoir Life
“O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series is a masterpiece.”
– DAVID MAMET, New York Times