The Final Battle (Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon, #6)
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The Final Battle (Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon #6)

2.94 of 5 stars 2.94  ·  rating details  ·  100 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 285 pages
Published June 1st 1990 by Spectra (first published 1990)
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Daniel McGill
Minni synopsis: Left turn, space battle, Chang Gaff turns into a car, Frankenstein's monster does rope tricks, Clive is a god, the end.

Yea it makes that much sense and it's even less satisfying then you'd think.

Ok so after 5 books of travel, trial and hardship through the interdimensional alien prison world know as the the dungeon, building trust and relationships with his strange companions Clive is suddenly plucked out of there midst and sent home to 19th century England, but not really. Just...more
Darcy Town
If you liked the first five books, don't read this one. Whatever you can imagine, it's better.

Spoilers to follow I guess...

Book 6 tosses out every concept you liked, and the characters, well those go out the window along with continuity of character. Every gain and struggle and change these characters went through...erased and brought back to the style of book 1, which was already the weakest book in the series. Well, it was until I read this one.

Richard Lupoff should not have been the author t...more
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This series started out okay but this last book was one of the worst endings to a series I have ever read. It was presumably the same author as the first book and as far as I could tell he hated what all the other authors did since then and threw everything out as soon as he could.
No, the 2/5 stars wasn't an accident, the last book in the series was really a let-down. It just ended so weirdly.
Joseph Thai
I don't remember this series very clearly, since it reads like an acid trip. The series gets its start when Victorian English officer and gentleman Clive stumbles into a multi-tiered alternate dimension called "the dungeon" while searching for his twin brother. While two rival factions vie for control of the dungeon, Clive and the motley assortment of traveling companions he picks up must find their way through the various levels. Not a whole lot made sense in the series, with bizarre characters...more
I'm not sure the author had read the 4 books between the 1st book of the set which he wrote and this one (the 4 books between were written by 3 other authors). There seemed to be no regard to how the other books had evolved the characters. The first 60 odd pages of this book are just devoted to one character with no news on the others. After that it is confusing about whether the characters mentioned are real or creations from the Dungeon. I wouldn't recommend this book at all. I persevered, as...more
Sep 16, 2011 John rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nobody.
What an utter piece of crap this writer turned the end of this series into. I spent 5 books getting to know 6 characters and how they would react. The author spends the last book ignoring them entirely and turning the main character into an uneducated moron who apparently didn't learn anything during the previous 8 levels nor the previous 5 books. (Note: Somewhere in the back on my memory I thought there were supposed to be 12 levels to the dungeon not 9 but that could be me.)

My thought is that...more
What total crap. don't read any of this series. Evar.
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Richard Allen "Dick" Lupoff (born February 21, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American science fiction and mystery author, who has also written humor, satire, non-fiction and reviews. In addition to his two dozen novels and more than 40 short stories, he has also edited science-fantasy anthologies. He is an expert on the writing of Edgar Rice Burroughs and has an equally strong interest in H. P...more
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