Recent Reviews

Black Bartlemy's Treasure

by Jeffrey Farnol

Jeffery Farnol's Black Bartlemy's Treasure and Martin Conisby's Vengeance are my favourite swashbuckling novels for all the reasons the other reviewers have enumerated. I would, however, like to add that Farnol wrote a prequel twenty years after the fact called Adam Penfeather, Buccaneer. It too is a marvellous read. Adam Penfeather is in a league with Long John Silver.

Reviewed on 2014.09.19
by The Yuletide Kid

Almuric

by Robert E. Howard

An interesting action story that can be read again and again. It is a pleasure to read. Although it is not a Conan story, when reading you can feel the main character is him.

Reviewed on 2014.09.18
by Raj Chohan

Red Nails

by Robert E. Howard

Love this story. A good story line that kept me reading to the end.

Reviewed on 2014.09.18
by Raj Chohan

Gone Fishing

by James H. Schmitz

Loved everything but the ending. Quite an interesting plot, but comes to an abrupt halt without satisfactorily tying things up.

Reviewed on 2014.09.18
by JoJo Biggins

An Iron Will

by Orison Swett Marden

A good book that promotes strength of will power to overcome all obstacles. All individuals experience a certain level of difficulties in their lives and the author from experience of others has learned that will power can overcome these. Will power and persistence is the key.
Greg B.

Reviewed on 2014.09.18
by Greg B.

Pawned

by Frank L. Packard

This is a great thriller.The plot is fast moving and keeps twisting and turning. Evil, redemption and romance,loyalty and hate the author throws them all at you. Mostly set in New York.

Reviewed on 2014.09.17
by cindy

The Streets of Ascalon

by Robert W. Chambers

This man writes so well and is sophisticated in style and content.
He wrote about the social scene he was a part of, and with far more sympathy for women than most. The heroine is a young woman who was forced into and abused in a very early marriage.
Her reaction to this, and the interesting charachters that you meet and the romance of course.
A satisfying story.

Reviewed on 2014.09.17
by lakshmi

Gold in the Sky

by Alan Nourse

Excellent, fast-paced SF novella. Although parts of the plot are far-fetched this one scores a 5 for entertainment value.

Reviewed on 2014.09.17
by bhold

The Man Who Would Not Be Saved

by Henry Oyen

A short western story of a calvary lieutenant and a woman in a ruined adobe house pinned down by Apaches. His ammunition is running low, and help is slow coming.
The situation carries the story, there's not enough writing to develop characters.

Reviewed on 2014.09.17
by Paulo Respighi

The Madness of May

by Meredith Nicholson

A somewhat zany story. A banker has just stolen $200,000 in bonds, and on the way home, puts them down to buy a train ticket and a woman walks off with them, leaving her suitcase behind. When he gets home, a man insisting his name is Robin Hood is waiting for him. Trusting himself to Mr. Hood, he embarks on a series of Quixotic adventures that seem like unbelievable coincidences until the ending, when everything is explained, and even worse coincidences occur.
The story is okay as a lark. The characters would be nice to meet in real life.

Reviewed on 2014.09.17
by Lisa Carr

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