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Enough adventures, based on sound history, for a dozen books,
By A Customer
This review is from: Flashman's Lady (The Flashman Papers, Book 3) (Paperback)
As Flashman immediately pitches in with his cynical views on cricket you know that you can relax and enjoy the kind of robust iconoclasm which has now become unfashionable. The adventures follow at the usual breakneck speed with Flashy caught up in a series of historical events.
Normally unimpeachable Victorian heroes fail to impress Flashman who views Empire heroics as stupidity. There are, as usual, sexual adventures including the requirement on Flashman to service a sadistic, psychotic and omnipotent queen. Flashman's own potency, under the circumstances, is wondrous. This is the kind of high octane entertainment, with a mix of adventure and comedy, which is unique to Flashman. Escapist adventure at its best.