Please help! I’ve read a number of poems by Kipling and have to admire his rhythm and meter, especially with a fake accent they seem to make sense to me.
However, I have been reading some of his prose. I like 'The Man Who Would Be King" (TMWWBK). However, most of the rest of the short stories in that anthology seem to be completely awful. The stories seem to get bogged down in trivial details (most of TMWWBK) or details of a life (the occupation period of India) that are not current and difficult to understand. There’s a lot of racism but I can get past that.
I enjoyed “Kim,” when I read it years ago, my recollection is that he stuck to the adventures in the story, this makes it successful.
Am I missing something? Can you recommend some prose that you enjoy.