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Good, but not his best,
This review is from: Flashman and the Tiger (The Flashman Papers, Book 12): And Other Extracts from the Flashman Papers (Paperback)
I really love the Flashman novels, I own all of them including this one and was lucky enough to meet George MacDonald Fraser in 2005. However, I have to say this one is not one of his best.
The three stories in this volume are interesting enough but dont grab me, they do add a bit more to the character of Flashman but it was soo frustrating to have Flashman actually in the Zulu wars for the first time that I am aware of and yet we see so little of it. Normally in his other great books set in India or Afghanistan there is a lot of historical detail and a bigger context. This time it felt like just a glimpse of a great possibility.
Still a fan though, read it and see what you think.
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Initial post: 16 Apr 2009 21:06:51 BDT
I loved Flashman and the Tiger - all 3 tales - great twists, but understand "Smarties" comment re the brevity of the stories, especially the 'Tiger Moran' story. I've read all the Flashman books in 3 months- that's unheard of for me. They are astoundingly good and you learn loads about real historical events 'cause Flashy's right there in the thick of it! Seriously recommended.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2009 05:07:06 BDT
Miran Ali says:
Even if I, at the deepest reaches of my soul, may secretly inclined to possibly give some weight to the criticisms you have made in this review, you're just not allowed to give Flashie less than 5 stars. Just not done.
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