Beau Geste

Beau Geste French Legionnaires Find One Of Their Fortresses Manned By Dead Men Who Could Have Done It A Flashback Unravels The Mystery Of The Three English Geste Brothers A Classic, Rip Roaring Tale Of Adventure. I ve read that a classic is a book that is never finished saying what it has to say I further define one by it being a great story hidden behind awful, dated writing that has been butchered by Hollywood, forced upon too young souls by sadistic English teachers This book escaped half of the usual criteria.First foremost, not one of my sadistic English teachers I went to a prestigious prep school had many ever forced me to read this book, thankfully It s taken me years to g I ve read that a classic is a book that is never finished saying what it has to say I further define one by it being a great story hidden behind awful, dated writing that has been butchered by Hollywood, forced upon too young souls by sadistic English teachers This book escaped half of the usual criteria.First foremost, not one of my sadistic English teachers I went to a prestigious prep school had many ever forced me to read this book, thankfully It s taken me years to get over some of the prejudices they helped me form I still have
Reread Dec 2012, loved again What a fabulous book I am SO enjoying building up my reactionary library see article pasted in below Beau Geste was an ultimate boy man book to be much enjoyed by women who love real men too While I have to admit that there wasn t, perhaps, anything mind blowingly profound in this book except maybe that it s so very different from the messages found in mostmodern lit , there were a few things I thought made this book one I want the little men I m Reread Dec 2012, loved again What a fabulous book I am SO enjoying building up my reactionary library see article pasted in below Beau Geste was an ultimate boy man book to be much enjoyed by women who love real men too While I have to admit that there wasn t, perhaps, anything mind blowingly profound in this book ex
A stirring historical mystery, a tale filled with adventure The story of three brothers who for reasons of their own run away to join the French Foreign Legion This is a rollicking good tale of loyalty, honour, love and mateshi
I stayed up till a quarter to midnight to finish it, so I think that says something for the blend of mystery and adventure This is one of those books I ve been meaning to read sincewell since i was a kid Gary Cooper is Beau Geste for me I ll say thisthat old movie isn t too far from the book and it captures the book s adventure.Told from the beginning by a Frenchman who of course gets the compliment that he s like an Englishman telling the spooky, frightening, foreshadowing climactic tale of Fort Zinderneuf He lead the relief column to the fort which he found unfallen with it s gates closed and locked. This is one of those books I ve been meaning to read sincewell since i was a kid Gary Cooper is Beau Geste for me I ll say thisthat old movie isn t too far from the book and it captures the book s adventure.Told from the beginning by a Frenchman who of course gets the compliment that he s like an Englishman telling the spooky, frightening, foreshadowing climactic tale of Fort Zinderneuf He lead the relief column to the fort which he found unfallen with it s gates closed and lockedbut entirely manned by the dead I suppose the story plot is familiar to many who ll read this from the movie I mentioned and others though if the only movie you ve seen is The Last Remake of Beau Geste staring Marty Feldman you may not have exactly the idea of the p
Cleverly structured and engrossing adventure mystery story with an intriguing set up for the main story of three brothers joining the French Foreign Legion Terrific British flair in speech and action carry this story through it s occasional lulls Wren also uses a lot of French terms and phrases in the book to give an appropriately exotic flavor While there are no footnotes in the text I read, context clues and being able to see the spelling of the words helped in deriving appropriate meanin Cleverly structured and engrossing adventure
Is this book why I named my son Beau I don t know but I m pretty sure it was in the back of my mind when it came time to name him I read this when I was around 13 to 15 I loved it and am planning to read it to my boys as soon as I think they can tolerate the language A g
helloOH where is Max Perkins when you need himwordy slogadventure storyfar too much dead spacenothing nothing is happening does not age wellsee the Gary Cooper movieits much better than the bookyours trulymac When people talk about running away and joining the Foreign Legion, they re probably referring to this book, even if they don t know they are Stirring British Empire stiff upper lip stuff There is a fantastic scene near the end which I often think of. I remember as a child watching Beau Geste, the ghostly dead men on the fort parapets and the viking fortress I had not realised what a frolicking good adventure mystery book that Mr P.C Wren had penned covering a stolen gemstone, the French Foreign Legion,

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  • Audiobook
  • Beau Geste
  • P.C. Wren
  • 09 October 2017
  • 190453306X