[Sca-cooks] OT: How to destroy a book

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 05:19:07 PDT 2010

I agree about Cornwell's novels.  I've been reading the series that are set
in our period, though my first intro to his work was seeing Sharpe on
BBC...actually reruns on A&E (would that they would go back to showing
really good stuff instead of the drek they are showing now).   I was
intrigued so I started reading the books, and have thoroughly enjoyed
them...particularly the Saxon Chronicles.


On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 9:08 PM, Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps <
dephelps at embarqmail.com> wrote:

> Ok I'll bite.  The most humorous example I can think of is the Flashman
> series by the late George McDonald Frazier.  It's a historical novel series
> set in the Victorian era whose central character is a complete cad.  The
> first novel fooled half the reviewers into thinking it was a autobiography.
> Don't rent the one movie made out of the series.   It was pretty dismal. The
> various historical novel series of Bernard Cornwell are more serious and
> some are actually set in our period.  The Sharpes series, Napoleonic era,
> was done by the BBC and done well.  His Starbuck series, set in the US Civil
> War is great but will never make it onto the screen.  It is just not PC to
> make the main hero a renegade New Englander fighting for the Confederacy.
> Now I'm going to get back to eating hamberger.
> Daniel
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