Unique premise. Stupid story.
A good romance with a happy ending. I enjoyed variety of characters in the book and the hero’s positive attitude throughout the story.
When the captain of a sailing ship is accidently killed enroute from New York to San Francisco, the officers all promote a step, and an unwilling seaman is promoted to an officer, second mate. But how do you turn a seaman, used to taking orders, into an officer, who has to give orders? And quickly?
Good plotting and characterizations, and enough description and explanation that a non-nautical reader can enjoy the story.
No women in the story (they're bad luck.)
A rather arch account of a sea crossing on a British passenger liner. It's similar to Mark Twain's travelogues, with the humor less subtle, and many slang words and references to century-old fads that date the thing a bit. But it has some funny observations from a stuffy and cynical observer.
While the "science" portion of this story is both childish and outlandish, it is nevertheless entertaining to read. I skipped over many portions of boring descriptions, but the author kept me wanting to read on. The ending is stupid and trite, so don't look for a lot of satisfaction there.
The Daily Chronicle seems at fault in its assessment. Bunyip Land is too naive for late teens and adults, I would say, but perhaps adequate for younger lads. not sure that girls of any age would care for it.
Fenn can write, so perhaps that's the market he was going after.
In this short story Conan has barely escaped pursuers after his court appearance does not go well (he kills the judge). Attempting escape by sea, he is quickly captured by a beautiful pirate queen. Plenty of pulpy action follows.
A well-written story about the quest for star travel. Just enough action and intrigue to keep it interesting. Amazing that this story was written back in the 50's since most stories from that era were drivel. Very, very, very refreshing not to have to deal with foul language.
I like reading!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't live without it!!!!!!!
Beautiful descriptive writing of the crew, ship, and ominous nautical scenes - although the ghost story itself is only fairly good.