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The novel also offered a well-documented look at the United States — especially the American West – foashman and after the Civil War. In which Flashy for about ten days finds he has a heart after all. The story resumes inwhen he takes part in the Battle of the Little Bighorn the following year. In context these are adventure stories the disjunction between the two halves of the book didn’t bother me, but elsewhere it might.

As always with George MacDonald Fraser’s “Flashman” novels, you will be entertained, whether you like history, comedy, or action. Flashman joins in but refuses to take any scalps or rape captive women, which saves him when the scalp-hunters are killed by the rest of the tribe on anx return. The irascible Flashman relates two seemingly unrelated adventures in the American West circa and which Fraser ties together brilliantly via a well realized connecting thread I didn’t see coming.

There’s no heart of gold inside this fascinating antihero. About George MacDonald Fraser. Aug 19, Warren Seddon rated it it was amazing. If you’re not reading a Flashman book, you should be. Flashman and the Redskins.

Narameen also ghe to be the lover of one of his enemies. When offered to “take her” himself, Flashman handled the situation with a lot more delicacy than he did with Narameen.

Check lfashman the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In addition to his novels he has also written numeous films, most notably ‘The Three Musketeers’ He was trying to get out of the line of fire and escape yet again with his life if not his honour intact.

In return, Spring agreed to provide Flashman passage back to England.

But, redskons time around, it was the penetrating satire that impressed me. Full of high adventure the California Gold Rush, wagon trains, Indians, white scalpers, the Battle of the Little Bighorn and peppered with Flashy’s salacious escapades, with just enough truly horrific behavior on his part to keep you from mistaking Flashman for a lovable rogue.


Flashman and the Redskins (Flashman Papers, book 7) by George MacDonald Fraser

It’s pretty amazing to me that, seven books deep in what is in many ways a pretty formulaic series Flash’s rascally nature gets him caught up in some dangerous venture – seduction, capture, torture, hardcore historical narratives, and hilarity followGeorge MacDonald Fraser was still cranking out mini-classics that matched his best.

The series begins with Flashman, and is notable for the accuracy of the historical settings and praise from critics. Jan 21, Steven rated it it was amazing. More about George MacDonald Fraser. Part Two — called “The Seventy-Sixer” – was set between and In addition to his novels he also wrote numerous screenplays, most notably The Three Musketeers and the James Bond film Octopussy.

He finds himself escorting a wagon train of expensive prostitutes to California and ends up a captive of both the Apache and the Sioux. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

After all, I have always been a big aficionado of the history of the American West.

The historicity is as impeccable and well-documented as ever. Also, was it really necessary to use a historical figure like Frank Grouard as the love child of Flashman and Cleonie – two fictional characters? Laugh out loud brilliance. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world.

Aug 17, Robert Jr. What was Harry Flashman doing on the slopes of Little Bighorn, caught between the gallant remnant of Custer’s 7th Cavalry and the attack of Sitting Bull’s braves? I also love that, even in going back and continuing an unfinished story and answering some of our questions about previously hinted-at adventures, this one still leaves us wanting to know more about Flashman’s time in the US Civil War, which I’m pretty sure we never get in the series.

I also had a problem with the route Fraser had chosen for Flashman and Susie to take to California. The book ends with Flashman and his son travelling to Deadwood where Flashman meets another former acquaintance, Wild Bill Hickok prior to returning home.


But some of the most notable aspects of this story, at least to me, were the moments where Flashy showed other sides, or greater nuance. Feb 17, Smokinjbc rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Grant, Frank Grouard, Crazy Horse and most memorably, George Armstrong Custer; Fraser did not fail his readers in providing some interesting fictional characters.

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Flashman and the Redskins

He fills his tale with facts, balancing “fiction” with true scholarship and backed up by a long bibliography so that you can go off and really get to grips with the era. Great twists one I should have seen coming! It made me realize how much Flashman’s character had matured in the eight to nine years since his adventures in Afghanistan.

I’ll let this one stand in for the series. No doubt this is due to the Old West milieu two great tastes that taste GREAT together, indeedbut I think I’m also beginning flashmam realize just how terrific the entire series is, which I suppose I ought to have known since tne reader as exacting as Christopher Hitchens was a big fan. In both tales, Flashman finds himself captive of different native American groups. Although Part Two seemed to lack the epic scope foashman Part One, it did feature some memorable passages.

Flashman and the Redskins Embed. I have praised George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman series before and I shall probably continue redskkins do so as long as I continue to read them; they are tbe national treasure and our equivalent of Dumas or Sienkiewicz. Here is the legendary and authentic West of Mangas Colorado’s Apaches, of Kit Carson, Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, gunfighters and gamblers, scoundrels and Indian belles, enthusiastic widows and mysterious adventuresses.