Thursday, 20 October 2011

Fenwick Travers is no Harry Flashman but ...

I have just finished reading the second of the Fenwick Travers novels by Raymond M Saunders – FENWICK TRAVERS AND THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM.


This book follows on from the first in the series and deals with Fenwick's involvement in the pacification of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. It has lots of gratuitous violence and combat, cowardly behaviour (with a tinge of self-interested bravado), and some hilarious sex scenes. As you might gather, I enjoyed reading this book … and I feel that the author probably enjoyed writing it as well. It is not great art nor is it great fiction but it was great fun … and it did give me some ideas for potential wargames scenarios.

I hope to start reading the final book in the trilogy today or tomorrow … and I hope that it is equally as fun to read.

2 comments:

  1. Good Stuff! Look forward to the conclusion ... Jeff

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  2. Chasseur (Jeff),

    The last book in the trilogy is about the Panama Canal and the Panamanian Uprising against Colombia.

    An interesting scenario if every I heard of one!

    All the best,

    Bob

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