The Man Who Would Be King
Publish date: January 10th 2011
Pages no: 38
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
, Short Stories
Perhaps this was shocking or surprising to empire builders in Kipling's era, but to this modern reader, the troubles of two idiot chancers/minor empire builders in Afghanistan seem slightly obvious. I remember it worked exceptionally well, visually, as a movie with Michael Caine.Nor do I see much tr...
Amazing short story. Fascinating settings and very good writing skills, making me even more into the story. Also, love the ending.
As fun and adventurous as the premise is, the book is overflowing with British Imperialism and racism, which basically ruined the story for me. Still, if you can get around those issues, I guess this could be a somewhat enjoyable read.
This book was on my TBR list for more than a couple of years. Glad I finally read it.
Wish I liked the story more because of the same-name movie, but couldn't. The narrative was sometimes difficult to read because of intentionally mumbled first-person (I mean Carnehan's, not Kipling's) retelling of an adventure in Kafiristan and terrible retribution the main characters experienced at...