4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not up to standard,
By A Customer
This review is from: Flashman and the Tiger: And Other Extracts from the Flashman Papers (The Flashman Papers, Book 12) (Paperback)
As an avid reader of the Flashman Papers, I have to confess to a great disappointment with this title.
Flashman's adventures now appear far too formulaic - he does the same things, meets the same type of people, suffers the same results. Only the places & names change.
The Road to Charing Cross is too much like Royal Flash, and the escape-from-the-jaws-of-death-in-the-duel is too fantastic for credulity.
'Baccarat' would be a nice sub-plot in a proper Flashman novel.
Only in 'Tiger' do we see the real Flashman shine through. Alas, this is far too brief a glimpse.
News of a new Flashman novel in the new year is welcome - I would hate my favourite fictional character to have gone out with a whimper.