I have had this book for over ten years now and I am constantly refering to it, quite simply it is one of the best books of its genre. It is both informative and fasinating and once you start to read it you can not seem to put it down. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
this is a real gem. farmer relates doc to past and future icons of literature ...james bond sherlock holmes tarzan you name it they are part of docs family tree. then the author gives some interesting insights into the man of bronze and his inner psyche ringing out some curious facts on his sexuality and tortured soul. a riveting read could not put it down
This book is similar to Philip Jose Farmer's book on Tarzan. It treats Doc Savage as if he was a real person.For anyone this is a great introduction to this 'forgotten' character. This 'man of bronze' is a forerunner of Superman and even had a 'fortress of solitude' before the 'man of steel' had one.It is good escapist fun and features a character born out of the 'hungry 30s' when people looked for an escape from the day to day realities of the 'Great Depression'.Yes,some of the scientific marvels are now very dated but the whole 'Doc Savage' series can be very addictive.
Contrary to appearances, this is not a novel. Instead it is an extended essay on the history and social significance of the Doc Savage comics. If that's your cup of tea then you may find this book considerably more interesting than I did.