6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Disappointing to say the least,
By A Customer
This review is from: Flashman and the Tiger: And Other Extracts from the Flashman Papers (The Flashman Papers, Book 11) (Hardcover)
As an avid Flashman fan I was gagging for this, after G M Fraser's 5 year hiatus. But, rather than another rollicking breakneck adventure through another moment of high Victorian drama, Flashman and the Tiger was simply a rather pedestrian amble.
The novel's subjects were either rather obscure or bitty. The final strand, concerning a famous but totally fictional Victorian detective, was very disappointing and completely spoiled the usual "well, it could have happened" historical accuracy.
I really hope Mr Fraser can find time to get to his promised American Civil War novel next, otherwise the Flashman series is in danger of petering out with a whimper.