Friday, 18 March 2016

Downunder - Two Very Nice Reviews

Thank you Beth E, and Cutawayguy.

on March 14, 2016
I am sampling a few of the faux history books that follow in the footsteps of the original Flashman series. This particular book usesbutler-Man Friday Charlie Smithers as the self-depricating hero who, without any claims to proficiency in anything seems to MacGiver himself out of anything that gets thrown in his way.. I like the technique of pulling real historic characters into a narrative held together by Smithers. it does give a chance to hypothetically see these pieces of history in a story context. Interesting enough for those who like more action adventure than history, so a bit more fun to read.
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on March 14, 2016
Charlie Smithers was all new to me and quickly became a favourite. The story was easy to follow with no holes even though I haven’t read either of the previous books.
All the characters were believable and engaging. I especially loved Mattie and the adventures she takes Charlie on. A fun romp through historical Australia that will keep you riveted and amused from start to finish. I look forward to going back to the earlier works and learning more about Charlie.

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