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Message started by Forum Administrator on 24. May 2006 at 01:19

Title: Other Bandyish Fiction
Post by Forum Administrator on 24. May 2006 at 01:19

Does anyone have any other favorite fiction that has a Bandyish quality to it? Some similarly irreverent and insubordinate heroes?

Title: Re: Other Bandyish Fiction
Post by PM on 12. Jun 2006 at 22:53

Since no one has so far volunteered any Bandyesque fiction, I'll jump in and suggest one of my stories that I think has been influenced by my reading of the Bandy series over the years:
"The Night of Sevens". It's about a Canadian surveillance unit that's stationed on an island west of Taiwan, waiting for signs of a coming Chinese invasion (the year is about 2020). The main character, Captain McHaffey, undeniably has certain Bandy-like qualities, not least of which is his penchant for getting into ludicrous situations.

The story just came out in the magazine Oceans of the Mind, if anyone is interested. There's a short excerpt at their website:
http://www.oceansofthemind.com/issue_xx_alternate.htm

Title: Re: Other Bandyish Fiction
Post by arturoglobenfeldt on 23. Jan 2007 at 09:57


Forum Administrator wrote:
Does anyone have any other favorite fiction that has a Bandyish quality to it? Some similarly irreverent and insubordinate heroes?


- The Flashman Papers by George MacDonald Fraser are fantastic. P.G. Wodehouse was a big fan. 19th century stuff, really great. The McAuslan stories are good too.

AG

Title: Re: Other Bandyish Fiction
Post by Forum Administrator on 06. Jan 2011 at 13:31

I just read The Complete McAuslan by Fraser, and found it hilarious. I'm sure a lot of Bandy fans would enjoy it:

The Complete McAuslan (http://www.amazon.ca/Complete-McAuslan-George-McDonald-Fraser/dp/1602396566/sybertooth-20)

This omnibus has three volumes in it.

Title: Re: Other Bandyish Fiction
Post by Forum Administrator on 06. Jan 2011 at 13:35

Another similar collection of stories I just remembered:

The Complete Brigadier Gerard (http://www.amazon.ca/Complete-Brigadier-Gerard-Stories/dp/1847679196/sybertooth-20)
By Arthur Conan Doyle

They're tales told by an old soldier about his youth in Napoleon's army.

Title: Re: Other Bandyish Fiction
Post by Rob MacDonald on 18. Sep 2012 at 13:08

"Turvey" by Earle Birney is pretty close.  It details the military "career" of a barely literate, but all too literal young man whose only ambition in the Canadian Army of  WWII is to get into the Kootenay Highlanders with his best friend Mac.  Just don't give him any orders, he might do exactly what you told him to do...


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