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Royal Flash by George MacDonald Fraser
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Jul 18, 2008

really liked it
Read in July, 2008

Flashman's character is becoming more cohesive in this book. I felt that in the 1st book Fraser didn't quite know how to handle his creation, and Flashman fluctuated between being a cad and an outright unlikeable bastard. This time he's a coward, sure, and a bully if he sees the chance, and of course if you put a skirt on a hay bale then he'd probably sleep with it, but he still never dips below likeable scoundrel.

A few slow points where Fraser dips a bit too far into the history aspect, but much of it also lends these novels their authenticity, so they become overall bearable.
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