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Old 05-04-2013, 17:19
Phoenix Lazarus
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Anyone a reader of either, or both?

I've never actually read either, but was thinking of getting some of the old books, just to see what those old-fashioned adventure stories read like today.
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Old 05-04-2013, 18:30
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They are of their time,in that supporters
of political correctness would find them
racist,homophobic,mysogonist etc.
But read in their context and remembering
the TIMES they were written in,rattling good
stories for the most part!
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Old 06-04-2013, 19:34
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The Biggles books are OK but I couldn't get away with Bulldog Drummond.

Neither are a patch on the Hannay novels of Buchan though, they would be my recommendation along with The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers, The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad and The Three Musketeers by Dumas
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Old 14-04-2013, 22:36
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I've just finished the original Bulldog Drummond novel and was pleasantly surprised. I expected it to be laughably old-fashioned and cliched, and in some ways it was. Yet it was still a rollicking good story and Drummond could give James Bond, Dirty Harry or Charles Bronson's character in Death Wish a run for his money with his ruthlessness. One has to laugh at the criminal pointedly not finishing off Drummond when he was unconscious, as he wanted him awake and face-to-face for purposes of full revenge-a forerunning of the main mistake a Bond villain would make.
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