The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King - Rudyard Kipling Wish I liked the story more because of the same-name movie, but couldn't. The narrative was sometimes difficult to read because of intentionally mumbled first-person (I mean Carnehan's, not Kipling's) retelling of an adventure in Kafiristan and terrible retribution the main characters experienced at last. That I could handle well, but not the characters themselves. They were obnoxious loafers, as Kipling himself said in the story, and I really couldn't care less for what happened to them. Well, the reader's journey to that moral of the story is what counts. And I got it, but didn't enjoy the story that much.