I was a little dissappointed with one. It was fun enough to read, and I think Kim the boy is likeable enough both as a character and as what I take it he means in terms of Kiplings vision of the cultures involved. It just never really seemed to get off the ground. I found myself puzzled as I drew nearer and nearer the end. It seemed to me more like something had slipped away than that something had happened. Perhaps this was intentional, as in lost innocence/childhood type deal. On the other hand, I am always pretty skeptical of that kind of argument. I ended up feeling that despite the richness of the context that he is able to convey Kipling didn't actually get much said. Not one I feel much desire to go back to.