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The Incredible Adventures Of Dennis Dorgan

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Contents:

"Introduction" by Darrell C. Richardson

"The Alleys of Singapore"

"The Jade Monkey"

"The Mandarin Ruby"

"The Yellow Cobra"

"In High Society"

"Playing Journalist"

"The Destiny Gorilla"

"A Knight of the Round Table"

"Playing Santa Claus"

"The Turkish Menace"
192 pages
Published 1975 (first published 1974)
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Ghoule
Feb 13, 2016 Ghoule rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quelle jouissance, quand je suis tombé sur des livres de Robert E. Howard dans la sélection des livres à vendre (2 pour 25 cennes) de ma bibliothèque municipale!

D'Howard, je ne connaissais que Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, Almuric, Agnès de Chastillon et quelques autres... et dire que j'étais passé à côté de son personnage principal (en terme de quantité de textes écrits), le marin boxeur Steve Costigan alias Dennis Dorgan!

Comment un auteur mort à 30 ans a-t-il pu écrire tout ça? Rie
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Timothy Boyd
Jan 31, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it did not like it
Robert E. Howard is my all time favorite writer, but for many years much of his work was heavily edited. This is another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E. Howard's stories. I am a purist when it comes to a writers works. I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another time period. Don't read this book unless you just can't find any others of Howard's unedited books to read. Message me if you need a li ...more
Derek
Aug 12, 2014 Derek rated it did not like it
I had higher hopes for this one over the Breckenridge Elkins collection: the criminal element, the dockyard lowlife, the exotic settings. But it all comes down to the same good-natured if pea-brained pugilist becoming enmeshed in the petty criminalities of others. Most of the stories center on or feature a boxing match, and the fistfights blurred together.
H. Dean
Sep 19, 2011 H. Dean rated it it was amazing
I have always regarded Robert E. Howard as one of the finest writers of this genre. In this series of tales he proves that he can intertwine humor into this rarely humorous genre like no other. Dennis isn't terribly bright but he does have an innate sense of wrong and right. He is also armed with pugilistic skills and a powerful physique that allows him to leave one frying pan for another. This is one of the more fun adventure books I have yet to read - or reread.

Jim
Oct 23, 2014 Jim rated it really liked it
This (3.5 stars) & "A Gent from Bear Creek" (which I like a little better - read my comments on it) are the only two humorous books by Howard that I know of or have read.

A very strong, dumb sailor, who earns his money boxing in his spare time, Dorgan manages to get into all kinds of trouble. Only his hard fists, super human abilities & a laughing Fate manage to get him into & out of so much action. I still read it occasionally for a chuckle.
Charles
Jan 02, 2009 Charles rated it liked it
Shelves: mens-adventure
Howard's humour boxing stories, featuring the character Dennis Dorgan, who was developed from Sailor Steve Costigan.
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Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror."

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