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Everything's already there,
This review is from: Strange Relations (Mass Market Paperback)
Strange Relations contains two complete novels and five novelettes by the young PJF. These were the titles that, way back in the sixties, established him in the field, so even if you do not appreciate all its contents, this paperback is certainly value for money.
Of course "To your scattered bodies go" and "Image of the Beast" are better places to start but all the elements are already in place here. Farmer's erudition, his wild imagination, his unabashed eroticism, his healthy mistrust of religion and above all his humanity, all shine through eminently.
Still, while ideas flow at triple speed,the writing itself can sometimes be clumsy and laborious. These last comments however mainly apply to three of the five novellettes. Otherwise, great stuff !!