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Flashman in the Great Game by George MacDonald Fraser
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Jan 07, 12

Read from December 18, 2011 to January 07, 2012

Closely on the heels of my favorite Flash (Flashman at the Charge) is this, my least favorite. Flashy's indomitable cowardice and ridiculous predicaments can't compensate for the rivers of blood and horrendous atrocities of the Indian Mutiny of 1857. There are still some good bits (his escort of Thomas Henry Kavanagh through the midnight streets of Lucknow is pretty funny), and of course the historical details are as always excellent, but even Flash seems sobered and (at least momentarily) appalled by what he's been through. This one I won't be reading again, it's just too intense.
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