By Brian W. Aldiss
The ebullient "average-man" hero of The Hand-Reared Boy is now a yr older. he's on first-class shape while his regiment is sent in another country to India to turn into a part of the unforgettable Forgotten military, have been warmth and dirt are in clash with the sexual urges of the younger soldiers.
The humour suffusing the novel--and this can be a very humorous novel--is fairly obtrusive within the discussion of the troops and of their a number of riotous sexual escapades with whores, ponces and gobble-wallahs. It stems from the impulse to teach issues "as they were" within the different Ranks in India and Burma in the course of these distant days of the 40s and of the campaigns opposed to the japanese, and to recreate it precisely because it was once, even if heroic, bawdy or downright bloody unspeakable. The East should be undying, however the British soldier in India has definitely replaced because Kipling's day.
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