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Flashman (The Flashman Papers, #1) - George MacDonald Fraser
Flashman (The Flashman Papers, #1)
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If ever there was a time when I felt that 'watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet' stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman."– P.G. Wodehouse Fraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashman’s adventures after he is expelled in... show more
If ever there was a time when I felt that 'watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet' stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman."– P.G. Wodehouse Fraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashman’s adventures after he is expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s. Flashy enlists in the Eleventh Light Dragoons and is promptly sent to India and Afghanistan, where despite his consistently cowardly behavior he always manages to come out on top. Flashman is an incorrigible anti-hero for the ages. This humorous adventure book will appeal to fans of historical fiction, military fiction, and British history as well as to fans of Clive Cussler, James Bond, and The Three Musketeers.    Flashman is the first book of the famous “Flashman Papers” series.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452259614 (0452259614)
ASIN: 452259614
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Flashman Papers 2 (#1)
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XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
1.0 Flashman
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...
Datepalm
Datepalm rated it
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
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.
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
5.0
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...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
3.0
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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