Bulldog Drummond

I’ve just read my first Bulldog Drummond book – the first one Sapper wrote, to be precise. It wasn’t too bad, as long as one accepts that it was a product of its time (nearly a hundred years ago).

What did I love best? The banter between the various ex-comrades. Several bits of it were exactly the sort of dialogue that would have got a modern reader saying, “Men didn’t talk to each other like that in those days.” Well, they did, obviously.

What surprised me? The repeated use of the expression “go gay”, meaning doing something brave or taking decisive, uninhibited action.

Will I read another? I wouldn’t rule it out, although I understand that this one was probably the best in the series so maybe not…

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