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The Man Who Would Be King - Rudyard Kipling
The Man Who Would Be King
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781456506834 (1456506838)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 38
Edition language: English
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travelin rated it
4.0 The Man Who Would Be King
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...
M's blog.
M's blog. rated it
4.0 The Man Who Would Be King
Amazing short story. Fascinating settings and very good writing skills, making me even more into the story. Also, love the ending.
Diocletian rated it
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.
The Girl who Reads
The Girl who Reads rated it
4.0 The Man Who Would Be King
This book was on my TBR list for more than a couple of years. Glad I finally read it.
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Books2Movies Blog rated it
3.0 The Man Who Would Be King
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...
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