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on 11 July 2009
The 1942 film "Tarzan's New York Adventure" starring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan stands today as a fairly good example of the "stranger in a strange land" motif in film, with the requisite comedy and drama thrown-in. And if using this film the benchmark, David Farley's "An Irreverent Curiosity" reaches the level of Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Hercules in New York." (Heavy on hoke, with cultural pretension and, dare I say, cultural/religious intolerance, sprinkled on for good measure)
I really wanted to like the book, (having enjoyed articles of his I have read) I just feel that if the author is taking me on a journey to "find" something, we better.
This isn't Homer's "The Odyssey," the journey really doesn't take us far enough.