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Waterfront Fists And Others: The Collected Fight Stories Of Robert E. Howard

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Presented here, as they were originally printed, these stories perfectly showcase why Robert E. Howard was one of the greatest adventure writers of the 20th century.
Published (first published 2003)
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Charles
Jul 10, 2009 Charles rated it really liked it
Shelves: mens-adventure
It's really hard to categorize these stories. This is Howard writing boxing stories with humor. The humor is broad and rather slapstick at times, but it's also dead funny. I wouldn't suggest you read a whole bunch of these stories back to back, but reading one or two at a time can sure lighten up a day with a smile.
Vincent Darlage
I like Steve Costigan, REH's best brawler. Robert E. Howard has a quite a way of describing boxing matches, a furious style that shows REH knew what he was writing about. It shows that REH was not only a boxing enthusiast, but also an amateur boxer. These stories are packed with action. In hindsight, though I probably shouldn't have read these straight through like a novel - some of the stories blended together - but should have treated it like I treat most short story collections; I read a stor ...more
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Mar 01, 2012 William rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pulps
Howard's boxing stories have, I think, his most brutal description of combat in them. The broken bones and bloody faces seem much more visceral in these stories than in his more famous fantasy stories. Sailor Steve Costigan became one of my favorite REH characters after reading this book.
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Jul 10, 2014 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing
Another nice unedited collection of Howard's fight stories. If you are a fan of his character Sailor Steve Costigan this is an excellent book to own. I am an avid Howard fan and the stories here are restored to their original text with no PR editing. Highly recommended
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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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