Monday, July 16, 2007

Conan the Liberator

So; from some of the best fantasy I've read in awhile to... well, to Conan. A friend on the Boyz Trip was reading one of the Conan books, and I thought I'd give one a try just to see what they were like. Had a hard time picking one; the whole timeline is kind of confusing. It ended up that my library only had one of the books on the shelf, anyway - Conan the Liberator, a later title by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter. It was kind of hard to pick up the thread of where in his career Conan was at this point, but at least it gave me a feel for the books. I was kind of hoping they'd be similar to je James Bond series, but - ahh - they're not that good. Very simple plot lines, hurried ending, and a lot of flowery language - "ensorceled" and "incarnadined in gore" come to mind. Not quite as much "wenching" in this one as I had expected - Maybe Conan was getting old in this book, or just too busy. Anyway, it was a quick little read, but I don't think I'll spend any more time on the whole Conan series...

Book 43

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Yeah, I think I'll skip this one... The cover art reminds me of Arnold.