Top positive review
on 8 August 2017
The Flashman series are an alternate view on the 'ripping yarn' type of stories (though not always with the humour given the context of some of the events). The author is a wonderful story teller who manages to weave fiction into fact in a believable manner. There is considerable historical accuracy. I won't repeat what many other said with regard story lines etc but will say that I have the series and have read them twice. They are fun and an easy read but are not politically correct, which as someone who has lived in a country that had segregation in living memory, I do find sits uncomfortably on occasion especially given the author's reported views. If you take the perspective that they are pastiche of early writers and their views, you can laugh at the backwardness of the individuals and most certainly not find them something to emulate. Flashman is a total cad after all.