Sunday, May 04, 2008

What I'm reading right now...

Having devoured the first "Flashman" book, I dug through the pile of boxes in the shop to get out the second in the series, "Royal Flash".
Our intrepid hero is abducted by Otto Von Bismarck in Germany and forced to impersonate a local prince in order to seal a marriage. The original prince is suffering from a "social disease" and so cannot marry at the moment.
I'm loving Fraser's attention to detail, as well as his depiction of Flashman - he truly is a despicable character...

3 comments:

Thud said...

Royal Flash was made into quite a decent film.

DirtCrashr said...

I loved the ones where he was in India...

DirtCrashr said...

Heh - I recently finished reading "Flashman on the March" about a small conflict in "Abyssinia" with a crazy Emperor... Now I'm starting on Masters' "Night Runners of Bengal" about the Mutiny.