One of the better reads on this site. It's only drawbacks being that it is too short, and the ending is somewhat predictable.
If you value God's name, void this book.
Two pages. Poor humor. Poor story.
A great collection, possibly everything he wrote. It includes, The Windhover, God's Grandeur, Pied Beauty, Spring and Fall (Margaret, are you grieving), Carrion Comfort, and Justus quidem tu es, Domine, as well as other completed poems and numerous fragments. The author's preface explains some of his forms and rhyme schemes, and the editor's notes at the end gives background. The poems themselves are only about a third of the book.
Understand that you have to read the book in landscape format, and even then, some of his longer lines will wrap, but at least the line endings are preserved. His work almost has to be read on the page, rather than aloud, because of the alliteration and assonances he used, as well as some of his rhymes--it's too much to read aloud. Add to that his far-reaching vocabulary, and the poems end up needing to be studied with a large dictionary.
Pretty good little story for 1932. A gangster's engineer is at loose ends until he hijacks a professor's interdimensional transfer machine and starts blinking safes into his workshop. A newshound and the perfesser's daughter track down the badguy, only to be sent permanently into hyperspace. In a switch, she provides all the brains and the reporter gets to do the heavy lifting.
Good character interplay and a clean plot--if the pair fall in love, they do it after the story is over.
.32 Caliber by Donald McGibeny is a 1920s mystery pulp fiction novel with a great cast of characters. I enjoyed being dropped into the life of Bupps as he narrates through the martial challenges of his sister, Helen, and his best friend, Jim.
Helen and Jim are going through a bitter divorce. The cause of their spat is another man by the name of Frank Woods. Their love triangle turns for the worst when Jim mysteriously dies in a car accident. However, Bupps believes his best friend's death was no accident.
In the end, I can't really say this book surprised me. The resolution is a bit predictable and the last chapter is a little hokey. Still, I recommend this quick paced 128 page novel for anyone that's looking for an entertaining and suspenseful read you can finish in one night.
The Martians are an an ancient and elusive race, the colonists seldom see them during their daily routines, but they often hear them whispering in their minds. Then, one night, there is a brutal murder in the camp.
Great descriptions and characterizations along with a puzzling plot.
The stunningly beautiful leader of the Flame Cult stows away on John Hanson's space ship that is on its way to her planet to suppress the mutiny of the otherwise lumpy natives.
She is seemingly the only woman in the story, but it doesn't make much difference, because all the characters are cardboard, and the plot is a waste of time.
The head elected leader of the Terran Empire has been making erratic decisions, most recently invading a neutral planet to aid rebels trying to overthrow the democratically elected government. His son is convinced someone is manipulating his father and approaches an old family friend to help get proof.
Unfortunately, this story pretty much describes how things get done in any government. It ain't pretty, but it's efficient.
Not a shred of dialog in the whole thing. Bored me to tears. Skip it.