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Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy (Tarzan #1)

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At head of title: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. presents.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Faber & Faber (first published January 1st 2011)
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Despite slow start, this was actually pretty good. I am a life-long Tarzan fan and really enjoyed the updated version.
Douglas Cook
As a great fan of the Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan, I found this to be a bit difficult to begin. In comparing this first adaption by Andy Briggs with Burroughs introduction in Tarzan of the Apes, I found that Briggs couldn't hold a candle to Burroughs. HOWEVER, remembering the later the more simplistic and fantastic plots and characterization Burroughs used when Tarzan became quite popular I realized that it is that more simplistic Tarzan which Briggs has achieved to emulate. Briggs gives the se ...more
Andy Briggs has done a reboot on the Tarzan legend for its 100th anniversary. Tarzan first appeared in a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912 and has never left pop culture since. For today's audience Briggs portrays Tarzan as the son of wildlife activists, whose plane crashed in Zaire and Tarzan has no memory of them. He has grown up with a tribe of gorillas and become king of the jungle in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jane comes to the jungle with her father and his friend Cl ...more
Chris Tinniswood
Initially, after reading the Edgar Rice Burroughs original, I had my doubts whether anyone could pull off a convincing update of the legend that is Tarzan. Having just finished Andy Briggs' bravura first novel in this new series, I am convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that he is the worthy successor to such a literary legacy.

Briggs begins with an atmospheric opener, taking time to introduce us to his cast of supporting characters, including that of Jane Porter and her father, Archie, here a
This was so ridiculous. I like the Tarzan legend, but this didn't do it justice. It was an interesting concept, bringing Tarzan into a contemporary period, but with the realism of logging and genocide, Tarzan's life was less easily believed. Andy Briggs seemed uncertain of who he was writing for, trying to appeal to both genders by mixing gory descriptions of Tarzan murdering loggers with Jane swooning over Tarzan's Greek god body and Adonis abs. (Needless to say, it didn't work.) There was also ...more
Andy Briggs brings Tarzan and Jane into the 21st century, giving this classic a contemporary feel while maintaing many of the original character traits. There is a lot of action which hooks the reader from the very beginning - unfortunately, there is also a considerable amount of violence portrayed, making the book unsuitable for most primary students. I have to admit that I have never been a big fan of Tarzan (even though a black and white TV series was a big hit during my childhood) and yet I ...more
Dwayne Keller
As a friend told about something else - "Why did I rate it a 1? Because I couldn't go any lower". Boy does that description fit this book. I am a huge fan of Tarzan and to even put his name on this book is an insult. It claims to be a modernization of the story, but its more of a complete raping of the story and the characters. I honestly can NOT believe the Burroughs Foundation approved this horrible portrayal.
None of the characters have their characteristics as set up by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
I started this not expecting much, but ended up surprised and quite like the "rebooted" story. No comparison to Edgar Rice Burroughs original books but definitely worth a read for any Tarzan fan.
I really liked this it was great. Tarzan was really cool although it was definitely fairly brutal in places. I also liked Robbie, I thought he was kind of sweet and noble the way he risked his own life to try and save Jane. The fight scene with all the animals was epic and made the story very exciting. I very much enjoyed it!
Cody Carlyle

Tarzan is an all-time favorite of mine, and Andy Briggs does an awesome job of recreating the story to bring it into a modern light! Can't wait to read the next book!!
A good take on the Tarzan theme with an eco-environmental twist. Quite a bit of grit for a top end adventure book for twelve year old +
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