Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
Series: Flashman Papers (#1)
You cannot fault the writing. It is sublime and quick, funny and easy to read but not see easy it is only a quick-read (if you get me). But hell the character of Flashman is an utter arse. I don't care how well written it is, or how unlike the author is to the character (one would hope) but I am str...
Quick read. Flashman is an insufferable person, but in a rather neat trick, is self aware, witty and perceptive enough to make reading about him enjoyable. I'm not quite sure where the book fits in, historiographicaly speaking - is the joke on Flashman, for so failing as a human being, or on the who...
mp3 workaday Okay as a mid week listen, not sure I will make it through all the series even though I have them stacked up waiting; certainly need some time in between instalments.
Eh I can recognize an excellent book when I read it, really I can and without any doubt it IS an excellent book. It has vividly drawn characters, it is often hilarious. It has from what I understand a lot of real historical detail.I however HATED the main character, even if I laughed a lot. Yes, I k...
Another book Neil Gaiman mentioned in his blog. I liked it and thought parts were really funny. Some parts made me uncomfortable, though.
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