Book: Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser

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Book: Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser

Post by bennyonesix » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:43 am

Author wrote the Flashman series which are great. This is about his Burma tour during WWII fighting crazed Japs. If you like war and WWII you will like this. I give it 5 out of 5 sweaty miserable Limey bastards.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5419 ... e_Out_Here

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Re: Book: Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser

Post by johno » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:04 pm

Great book, eye-opening & very readable.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

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Re: Book: Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser

Post by bennyonesix » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:09 pm

Nice! You read any Flashman?

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Re: Book: Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser

Post by johno » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:17 pm

No, but I'd consider it after reading QSOH. Impressive so far.
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Post by bennyonesix » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:12 pm

It is a humorous fiction series. A poor English Aristocrat with zero honor and conscience enters the army after getting booted from school and becomes a hero despite his avowed cowardice. His willingness to lie and sacrifice his fellows is his secret. Also sexes many women.

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Re: Book: Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser

Post by johno » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:17 am

I remember bits of Flashman in the Playboy mags of the '70's. But I was more interested in the interviews.
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Are full of passionate intensity.

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Re: Book: Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser

Post by Turdacious » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:41 am

bennyonesix wrote:It is a humorous fiction series. A poor English Aristocrat with zero honor and conscience enters the army after getting booted from school and becomes a hero despite his avowed cowardice. His willingness to lie and sacrifice his fellows is his secret. Also sexes many women.
+1 on pretty much anything by Fraser.
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