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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Captain Nicholas Remembers... is a work of fiction in the seafaring adventures, biographical style fiction, and historical fiction subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience. Written by authors Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis and Artemios John Korkidis, this beautifully penned work captures the serene solitude of Captain Nicholas as he reflects on his life by the sea, taking the reader through a series of contemplative moments on a tranquil August night. Through vivid imagery, we witness Captain Nicholas sitting alone on his balcony, surrounded by the gentle glow of the moon and the colors of the sunset painting the sky and sea. His thoughts drift to memories of his late wife and the changes in his family life, juxtaposed with the enduring presence of the sea, his lifelong love. It is translated from Artemios John Korkidis’s original Greek tale.
Author Katherine E.A. Korkidis has lovingly translated and crafted a peaceful journey into Captain Nicholas's world, filled with nostalgia, introspection, and a deep connection to nature. It’s a story that is sure to warm the heart, focused on character and mood, slowly developing into many poignant moments that touch the heart and linger long after the last page is turned. The descriptive prose is vivid and cinematic, with a great sense of emotion and atmosphere that transports readers into the serene setting. The narrative style flows well and is easy to read, like a tale from a wise old man, allowing readers to share in the captain's moments of reflection and remembrance. Overall, Captain Nicholas Remembers... is a poignant reminder of the beauty and solace found in quiet contemplation and the timeless embrace of the sea. It's a novel I’d recommend to those wishing for a serene and gentle literary escape.