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Poll - Your Favorite Book
04-25-2019, 04:46 AM
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RE: Poll - Your Favorite Book
George MacDonald Fraser

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/f/georg...ld-fraser/

He is best known for his Flashman series of historical novels, purportedly written by Harry Flashman, a fictional coward and bully originally created by Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown's School Days. The novels are presented as "packets" of memoirs written by the nonagenarian Flashman, who looks back on his days as a hero of the British Army during the 19th century. The series begins with Flashman, and is notable for the accuracy of the historical settings and praise from critics. P.G. Wodehouse said of Flashman, “If ever there was a time when I felt that ‘watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet’ stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman.”
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04-25-2019, 05:10 AM
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RE: Poll - Your Favorite Book
(04-25-2019 04:13 AM)Chaos Reigns Wrote:  
(04-25-2019 03:52 AM)Skookum Charlie Wrote:  
(04-25-2019 02:29 AM)Chaos Reigns Wrote:  
(04-24-2019 06:01 AM)Skookum Charlie Wrote:  The Overcoat...

or maybe...the Painted bird

Never read those, Skookum, but after reading the summary, I have to ask. You f*ckin' with us? Big Grin

The Overcoat does seem a simple story with deep underlying meaning though.

You should should read The Overcoat - I'm not fucking with you Smile

I know The Painted Bird was plagiarized and is about a Jew boy in ww2 but it's a helluva read as well.

And Harry Flashman...what not to love?

Not plagiarized but fiction, attempting to pass itself off as autobiographical, wasn't that the allegation re: The Painted Bird?

Might have to check out Flashman and The Overcoat, thx!

In a stroke of mad genius, MacDonald Fraser plucked the outrageous coward and bully Harry Flashman from the pages of Tom Brown's School Days and plunks him down in the most epic points around the globe in 19th century British colonial history as an officer and gentlemen in the heat of the action. The history buff will appreciate the painstaking accuracy and attention to detail and 'Flashy' makes for a terrific anti hero in the various exotic settings Undecided




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04-26-2019, 10:43 AM
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RE: Poll - Your Favorite Book
I'm just not sure it is possible to pick a favorite. I have read many good books which were equally enjoyed as I was immersed in the reading of them. Every good read was a uniquely enjoyable experience and is often the case that I have gained some crumbs of wisdom in the reading.
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