Doc Savage: Skull Island

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Doc Savage: Skull Island

Postby MouthForWar » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:44 pm

So king_ghidorah brought this to my attention via Facebook.

What the hell is this and when did it happen and how did we miss it?

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http://www.amazon.com/Doc-Savage-Island ... doc+savage
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Postby RaymondBurr » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:03 pm

This year marks the 80th anniversary of both Doc Savage and King Kong. It's awesome to see them together!

The only thing that could make it better? FU MANCHU :) (who celebrates his 100th anniversary this year!).
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Postby king_ghidorah » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:27 pm

I'll prob be ordering my copy here in the next week or two.
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Postby mbozzo » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:45 pm

Will we see this book in the book stores? :?
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Re: Doc Savage: Skull Island

Postby MouthForWar » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:27 am

So uh... did anyone actually read this?
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Re: Doc Savage: Skull Island

Postby RaymondBurr » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:45 pm

I'm reading it now and am about half way through. I've not read any other Doc Savage stories, so I can't comment on it's faithfulness to the Savage-verse, but I believe that the author William Murray is well regarded by the Doc Savage fan community.

My other experience with pulp/adventure yarns are the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, which I really enjoy. So far, "Doc Savage: Skull Island" fits the adventure yarn mold pretty well. Manly adventure in exotic parts of the world, exploration, danger, head-hunters, blow guns, dinosaurs, etc. The dialogue is a little stilted, that may be a function of the character's themselves, who I am unfamiliar with, or perhaps an aspect of pulp fiction more generally. Skull Island feels a little unfamilar, but I think that is due in part to this book being envisioned as a sort-of sequel to Joe DeVito's "Kong: King of Skull Island" (which is how they secured the rights for such a project). Even so, I am enjoying the book quite a bit. It's a fun adventure story, and the anticipation of Kong's arrival is really great, I haven't felt this way in a long time when reading genre fiction.
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