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The First Book of Lankhmar (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Fritz Leiber
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite!, 25 Feb 2013
These stories are well-written, spectacular fun, and outlandishly creative. I have now read several tales within the Sword and Sorcery genre - including Conan - but these tale surpass every single one. Fritz Leiber was clearly an immensely talented writer, and Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser are two of his finest creations, being flawed but likeable.
I whole-heartedly recommend these stories to all lovers of Fantasy fiction, and am deeply baffled by the mediocre reviews this book has received, for it is certainly undeserving of them.
Deism: A Revolution in Religion - A Revolution in &hellip by Bob Johnson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is, in part, a relatively informative and straightforward introduction to Deism. It relates concisely what Deists believe, and also a great deal of Deistic history; which is indeed very interesting. However - speaking as a Deist - if anyone is reading this book because they want to embrace Deism as a faith, they may perhaps be put off - as I was a little.
Do not get me wrong, many of the books points are valid and logical, as are many of its criticisms with regards to the dogma and intolerance exhibited in revealed religions. However the book is more concerned with preaching what Deism isn't, and making some rather disrespectful remarks and criticisms regarding other faiths,… Read more
Black Veil & Other Tales (Wordsworth Mystery & Sup&hellip by Mark Valentine
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have always been an enthusiastic and fascinated reader of the occult detective genre,and this collection certainly does not dissapoint. Packed full of excellent examples of the supernatural sleuthing formula, this is an essential read for fans of the genre.
It begins with an interesting and informative history of the genre, examining its origins, the reasons why people are drawn to this paticular branch of fiction, and also why a great many writers and critics are unhappy with the hybrid of the supernatural detective.
Following this introduction are two tales from the casebooks of victorian occult detectives; John Bell 'The Warder of the Door' and Flaxman Low 'The Story of… Read more