Reviews by Brad Wallwork

Almuric

by Robert E. Howard

An unusual Howard novel, and there are some doubts as to wether or not he actually wrote it.

Nevertheless, I love this book. It is a rich, invigorating read jam-packed with larger-than-life heroes and roaring good times. The fight scenes are visceral and energetic. The good guys are simple and solid -- the bad guys are demonic, whimsical and sadistic.

The plot is very straight forward. My favorite part is where hero Esau Cain is inducted into the Gura tribe by means of a huge, 500-man shouting match that lasts 12 hours.

Highly recommended. Buy this book if you get the chance because it is hard to find.

Reviewed on 2009.08.27

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