The story starts out well with liquefied eyeballs, but it becomes a pulp formula story after New York is destroyed by a ray from empty space in the first paragraph.
Case Damon is the hero. He is so buff that, when they are escaping the Orange Men, it is necessary to burn an extra bar off the window opening so Case can get his shoulders through.
There are a number of convenient coincidences in the story--the 12 hour cycle of ray attacks, the tank of atomic fuel that he can rig into an A-bomb, the television screen in the room they hole up in, and so on.
The plotting and characterizations are at about an eight year old's level.
I have never been able to make any sense out of Steiner or his social philosophy. His book on the occult is equally nonsensical. There is however a very significant part of Steiners work which I believe is a must read for anyone and everyone interested in nature, ecology and the functionality of society. I speak of his book and many lectures on bees. The common honeybee very properly fascinated the social reformer in Steiner. Considering what has happened to bee colonies throughout the world in the last decade his writings on bee society and the "protocol of love" which he imagines he finds in that society are truly fascinating. His work in this area is both interesting and informative and I highly recommend it to the reader.
Unfortunately the bee related works are not as yet available on ManyBooks however they may be found in many public and university libraries
This should reference Sir Richard Francis Burton, who it was that brought these stories back from Asia and gave us their English translation.
Henry is edging closer and closer to losing it and killing someone. Celeste the hunchback works with him in the cleaners and is in love with him. They're a couple of monsters.
Nice characterization, especially of Henry. The ending is odd, but the story holds together. Interesting.
After two exploratory missions, the third one lands at Waterfield's Planet to mine ore. The mission psychologist knows just how to handle primitive people, and puts on an impressive display to inpress the natives.
Except for the psychologist, all the characters are interchangable, while he is arrogant. The plotting is predictable.
A good read! With a female Scotland Yard head as the sleuth, whose curiosity about a book of poems, leads to exposure of many evils committed and danger for herself. Aside from bigotry found in most fiction of that era, you' ll like seeing how it comes together.
Funny with a lot of truth on the meanings. Slightly weird to be reading a dictionary, but you will find a couple of definitions you will want to share.
Example: RUMOR, n. A favorite weapon of the assassins of character.
An excellent book I highly recommend reading. It is a good romance written in the same style as other good romances of that time period, relatively light-hearted and easy to read. The plot is excellent (I wonít narrate any of it so it will be fresh for you). Iíve only read a couple of Lockeís books, but this work put him on the same plateau with other great romantic authors of the period such as Wodehouse and Farnol, in my opinion.
A speculative story on the development of stone axes at the time of throwing rocks and poking sticks, somewhat similar to the movie Quest for Fire. The characters are all cavemen, the cavewomen and cavechildren only show up to be killed. There's not much plot, and the focus shifts from one knuckle-dragging character to the next.
It's not a bad story, just nothing special. To the author's credit, dinosaurs do not coexist with men.
An interesting love story.Though in the beginning the plot seems a little bit boring,it becomes interesting by the change in views of Darcy and Elizebeth.The most interesting about the book is that it gives a well collection of various natures found in humans.