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I picked up Flashman because it references Ruritania, a particular interest of mine and slogged through to find the reference. The book is well written and interesting from an historical perspective. However, I really cannot encourage anyone to read it. The lead character (in this instance a true anti-hero) is despicable. I have no doubt such people did then and still do exist, but does anyone really want to know them? Had the author made him humorous, Flashman might, possibly, have been bearable. This was not the case. I will definitely NOT read any of the sequels.
Jul 31, 2008
If you are looking for a great read with a bit of historical adventure you've found it. Be prepared for some very sexist humor and attitude but overall a VERY entertaining book. Despite all of his flaws, and there are many, Flashman is a memorable character whom you can't help but like. His brutal honesty and ability to extracate himself from some very sticky situations make for a great story full of action and laughter as well as some historical accuracy.
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