Reviews by cal506

Jacob's Ladder

by E. Phillips Oppenheim

Cheery bit of fluff blending a little romance and a bit of adventure. No one gets hurt except the bad guys and it's always amusing and kind of sweet. Guy goes from bankruptcy to millionaire and finds out who his friends are.

Reviewed on 2012.08.03

The Prophetic Pictures

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Minor piece, not very hair-raising. I kept wishing it had been written by Poe.

Reviewed on 2012.07.29

Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes

Appears to be complete two volume Quixote; it'sa 900 kb download. But has no index, which is awkward for this size of book. Consider going to source: PG.

Reviewed on 2012.07.24

Pharos, The Egyptian

by Guy Newell Boothby

A good subtitle for this would be 'Revenge of the Mummy.'
(It takes a REALLY long time to become as evil as Pharos.)
Boothby, however, thinks of a far nastier revenge than in any Karloff movie. Not quite over-the-top, but close. Fun read, but chilling also.

Reviewed on 2012.06.24

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