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thedarkman

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In Topic: Swords against Cthulhu - S&S meets the Mythos

Yesterday, 02:25 PM

I finished SWORDS AGAINST CTHULHU Tuesday night. I will be writing a review for the Castalia House blog on Sunday.

 

Morgan

I look forward to your review. By the way, did you get a copy of Barbarian Crowns? I have only read a few tales so far, and I would like to read your thoughts on this anthology.


In Topic: Bernard Cornwell: Great Historical Author

18 August 2015 - 07:05 PM

Boo...unable to view this video in Canada!
Hope it's good, I have the first two books in this series, gritty and bloody dark ages mayhem!
Hmm, will it air in Canada?

In Topic: Re-Read The Coming of Conan With H.A. Jones

15 August 2015 - 05:43 PM

I have been following this at Howard's site-very good reading.
I don't get the 'controversy ' over The Frost Giant's Daughter. I was a young teenager when I first read it, and I never felt that Conan was gonna rape anyone. I still feel the same today. She was luring the Cimmerian into a trap with her "assets " as bait. Racy, yes, but not outrageous. People easily offended by 1930's pulp should go and read Harry Potter. People are too worked up over what is politically correct and at the same time these same people make 50 Shades of Gray a international bestseller. I don't get it...

In Topic: Conan and The Spider God

15 August 2015 - 02:07 AM

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This book was the last straw with me and LSdC's Conan rape.  After slogging through this load of melted felgercarb, I didn't even want to finish the Ace series--yes, after over THIRTY YEARS, Conan of the Isles is unread here in my corner of the Universe, and will forever remain so.
 
And you won't see me shed a tear on my death-bed about THAT unread book.
 
Go read something less smeggy for your brain (like, practically, ANYTHING else.)
 
Tex
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Actually, out of the novels written by deCamp and Carter, I like this one (Isles) ok. Fun, quick read that takes Conan to the "New World". Now that history has been corrected and pure Howard has been made available, an omnibus collection of all of the deCamp/Carter/Nyberg stuff would be all right to replace my aging Ace collection, and be clearly separate from Howard...
 
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Agreed, if we discount Conan of Aqilonia as a novel, Conan of the Isles is the best Conan novel by DeCamp & Carter IMO.  Granted, I still have not read Conan the Barbarian movie novelization by them.[/quote]


Give the Conan the Barbarian movie novelizaton a try, it's far better than the movie ...

In Topic: Barbarian Crowns anthology from Horrified Press

14 August 2015 - 11:25 PM

Just got my copy in the mail today. Nice sized book, only 222 pages, but packed solid with fine print and small margins-probably run closer to 300+ pages of conventional sized pages/font. Very nice cover quality and paper used in this book. Looking forward to digging in to these tales, I will order from Lulu again.
Who else here has a tale in this anthology?