I finished reading Kim last night. While I avoid British colonial literature in general, the admiration for Kipling by some authors I enjoy persuaded me to try Kim.
I was charmed by Kim, and Kipling's literary India, where all supporting characters endear in their own manner.
And Kimball O'Hara himself, a boy poised between the worldly concerns of The Great Game, and the spiritual pursuits of the Lama.
It's good to try some new books once in a while.