By Brian W. Aldiss
The ebullient "average-man" hero of The Hand-Reared Boy is now a 12 months older. he's on very good shape while his regiment is sent out of the country to India to develop into a part of the unforgettable Forgotten military, have been warmth and mud are in clash with the sexual urges of the younger soldiers.
The humour suffusing the novel--and it is a very humorous novel--is rather glaring within the discussion of the troops and of their numerous 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 40's and of the campaigns opposed to the japanese, and to recreate it precisely because it was once, no matter if heroic, bawdy or downright bloody unspeakable. The East can be undying, however the British soldier in India has definitely replaced on account that Kipling's day.
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