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The titular character of Flashman is a complete anti-hero. He has all the worst qualities of his Victorian age -- racism, sexism, classism -- with no redeeming personal characteristics. He's a coward, a bully, a toady, and a liar. He is, however, our narrator (oh, he's promised that he's not lying to us, the reader) and so there's, if nothing else, a sort of horrid fascination about how he's going to survive to the end of the book. Why do I want to read more of the books about this horrible person?

FuzzyCo grade: B+