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Flashman and the Seawolf (Adventures of Thomas Flashman Book 1) by [Brightwell, Robert]
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4.1 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in Adventures of Thomas Flashman (4 Book Series)
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 687 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Grinning Bandit Books; 2 edition (29 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0075VKKKM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,678 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An excellent novel which follows the Flashman tradition but with its own identity.
Flashman "anoraks" are missing the point that Thomas Flashman shares his nephews flair for adventure and his ability to find trouble but is a unique person in his own right.
Put aside your preconceptions about what this Flashman novel should be and see it for what it is, a ripping yarn that's a damn fine read.
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A nice surprise! Having been a big fan of the originals, indeed I remember being asked to leave a WH Smith's in London in about 1973 for reading the first book in the store instead of buying it, I was reluctant to read a book which I though would just be hanging on GMD's coattails. Well, no, actually, this is a splendid and well researched book, and Thomas Flashman is his own man. I spent hours at Harper's Ferry years ago trying to work out how Flashman would have seen the town just before the American Civil War: well, this latest Flashman could inspire the same sort of devotion. Cannot wait to start the next! Well done that man.
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I'm a huge Flashman fan, and have bitterly regretted the gaps GMF left in his career - I wanted to hear about his adventures in Mexico and how he served both sides in the American Civil War, dammnit! - so Brightwell's conception of his Uncle Thomas was something I approached with both eagerness and the expectation I was going to be disappointed.

And, actually, I wasn't really that disappointed. Brightwell doesn't quite capture GMF's tone - Thomas Flashman uses rather more exclamation marks than Harry would, and on occasion his hindsight comes across as a little clunky. But, really, these are minor concerns, and in some ways the different tone underlines the fact this is Thomas we're dealing with, not Harry. I actually rather like that - I think if Thomas was exactly in Harry's mould, these novels would wear thin fast. As it is, I'm more than willing to read more.

To an extent it does seem that Brightwell is finding his feet as an author and getting the character "run in", so I'm confident the series will grow and improve. There are also a few typos and gramatical errors which I suspect may be inevitable for a first novel published by a (comparatively) minor firm. These are more than offset, for me, by Brightwell's clear affection for GMF's work - his introduction, in which he explains winning Thomas' original papers in an eBay auction is a convincing explanation for their source, as well as pleasing fan service to those who are aware of GMF's "Leicestershire saleroom"

In short, Brightwell has taken on a challenging job, and he's made a damn good fist of it. With Thomas just establishing himself at the start of the 19th Century there's some tremendous historical material lying in wait for his future adventures - and I'm very much looking forward to reading them and learning how he develops!
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My wife saw this book advertised on Book Bub and drew it to my attention as something I would like. I thoroughly enjoyed it, the humour, the action, and the historic details. It was so good I could not put it down because I wanted to know what was happening next and I finished it in a day. This author's other book will be heading for my Kindle.
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Those of us who enjoyed the original Flashman series felt great sadness when this came to an end with the passing of the 'keeper and editor of the Flashman Papers' because the 'editor' had performed such a wonderful task of 'editing'. It was therefore with a sense of foreboding and resigned expectation of disappointment that this latest 'collection of papers' was approached. Well, well..! The spirit of George MacDonald Fraser lives on vigorously and in full command of the storyteller's art. Robert Brightwell has taken on a huge mantle of expectation but doesn't disappoint at all. A very real pleasure to discover this latest set of episodes from the Flashman dynasty.
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Can anyone hope to follow in GMF footsteps, well Robert Brightwell has.
I was at first dubious about this book but any misgivings I had were soon quashed, after only the first few pages I was hooked and found each page a joy to read.
I have already purchased the other books in the series and look forward to Flashsmans adventures once again.
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Having read GMD's Flashman series more than once over the years I was pleased to see this version appear. If you haven't read GMD make it a must. They are brilliant. It was therefore with a bit of trepidation that I read this. I needn't have worried! Whilst this is not the Harry Flashman we know and love (warts and all)the author does justice to to GMD and the book flows smoothly from one plot to another. It is very entertaining and the highest compliment I can pay it is it can stand alone on its own merit for anyone unaware of the originals. Thomas Flashman is his own man and has quickly moved out of the shadow of his notorious nephew. It is a wonderful first effort, with great attention to detail, some nods to GMD, and some exciting battle scenes. This is the first of the series and I hope the author will write many more.
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There is always an element of risk involved in reviving a well-loved franchise. Fans of the original will inevitably make comparisons and if the revival is found wanting they will not be merciful. I was a fan of the original series of books.

For those of you unfamiliar with the original Flashman novels, the late George MacDonald Fraser (hereafter referred to as GMacF) took the character of the bullying Harry Flashman from the Victorian novel Tom Brown’s Schooldays, turned the schoolboy into an adult and then placed him in a series of highly perilous adventures that spanned over 60 years. Flashman was a coward, a bully, a braggart, a liar and a womaniser and how we fans loved to see him face torture, death and hardship in every novel.

In this revival, titled Flashman And The Sea Wolf, Robert Brightwell has taken an equally fictitious uncle of Harry, Thomas Flashman, placed him in 1800 in the early years of the Napoleonic wars and then tried to do with Thomas what GMacF did with Harry.

The first issue I had with this was that Thomas is just too nice. While Brightwell claims that Thomas is every bit as cowardly, bullying etc as Harry he comes across as a nice guy, though he is still a womaniser. Towards the climax of this book, as the enemy ships approach and he is facing almost certain death, Thomas sits and writes letters home for all the sailors who can’t read and write. Harry Flashman would have damned their eyes and sent them packing while he tried to find somewhere safe to hide.

And there we have the second problem. Every word that Harry Flashman spoke felt authentic; straight from the Victorian era. I hoped, therefore, that there would be a strong whiff of the Regency Dandy about Thomas, but he sounded more like he came from 21st century Surrey.
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