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Spider #11 August 1934 (The Spider)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Will Murray's Pulp Classics
The Spider eBook
#11 August 1934

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.

Another epic
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Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published February 8th 2012 by RadioArchives.com (first published August 1st 1934)
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Ed
Oct 25, 2016 Ed rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've given the Spider a try, but I'm just not a fan. Even among pulp stories, the Spider tales seem very poorly plotted and put together.
Ralph
Apr 24, 2014 Ralph rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, pulp-fiction
If you're a villain who goes by the moniker of "The Fly" and you purport to be a criminal mastermind who is always the smartest guy in the room, then you should be able to figure out that setting up shop in a city protected by a masked vigilante who calls himself "The Spider" is not at all the wisest move to make. But The Fly does it anyway, carrying off multi-million dollar robberies and slaughtering anyone who gets in his way, at the same time hampering the efforts of the police by taking ...more
Isidore
I've not read a lot of Norvell Page, but everything I've encountered so far has been characterized by vertiginous pace, unusually supple prose (compare Page's effortless grace and vigour with the fractured sentences and clumsy syntax of Lester Dent!), and characters who are so emotionally overcharged that in this case, it's sometimes hard to decide who's crazier, the hero or the villain.

I confess this is my first encounter with Page's most celebrated character, the Spider, and although an early
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Rex
Feb 16, 2013 Rex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Spider hides his identity by wearing a mask. He is something like a Zorro or Batman. The villain in the story is known as the Fly. His real identity is also unknown. The description here may make it sound like this book is a comic book, but the Spider story is a short novel written for adults. There are adult themes in the book. Also both the Spider and Fly are ruthless in that they will kill without hesitation. Of course the Spider kills only criminals.

In the story the Fly commits kid napp
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B. Reese
Jun 02, 2015 B. Reese rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a high-action, enjoyable story. Reading it will give you some hints into every day life in the 1930's, and a lot action.

In fact, some of this action is so over the top, you'd expect it to be a Michael Bay movie, minus explosions. To know this came from the '30s is a surprise just due to the body count. Great adventure/crime story.

There are some plotholes, especially later in the book, and leaps in logic that led me to believe I had somehow skipped pages. Then I remembered that I was re
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Max
Sep 13, 2013 Max rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good beginning entry in the famous Spider pulp novel series.

The pulp novels are a product of their time and people of today may find them tricky to get into. The pulp adventures of the Spider, Master of Men is basically an acquired taste. It'll take some time to get into, but it can be a thrilling read. Compared to some of the lengthy doorstoppers and hacks out there nowadays, you could do much worse than this confrontation between the Spider and his enemy, the Fly.
Michael
Jun 08, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first experience with a classic pulp novel, and what an exciting adventure it was. The Spider is a vigilante hero who does not shy away from killing the criminals he hunts, although he does have his own code of honor about it. The Fly is a criminal mastermind of Luthorian levels, though he pre-dates Lex by nearly a decade. The cat-and-mouse game between the two makes for a high body count, but an enjoyable read.
Mark Stratton
It hangs together plot-wise better than most pulp books. The points of melodrama that allow the reader to catch their breath are short and seemingly well placed. This ain't grand fiction, but it sure is fun.
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Dec 30, 2015 Duffy Laudick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have not yet read a bad or mediocre Spider tale!
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