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The Fantastic Island (Doc Savage (Bantam) #14)

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To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure
Paperback, 135 pages
Published December 1966 by Bantam Books (first published 1935)
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Steve Libbey
May 10, 2010 Steve Libbey rated it liked it
What I learned from this book:

1. Train your body and mind to be perfect
2. Master all languages and sciences
3. Hide a hundred secret spy devices in your clothes
4. Master every weapon and martial art
5. Team up with five weird, violent geniuses of various specialties
6. Defeat _________
7. Repeat for 181 adventures.

I have a lot of catching up to do.
Timothy Boyd
Feb 09, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing
Of all the pulp era heroes few stand out above the crowd, Doc Savage is one of these. With his 5 aides and cousin he adventures across the world. Fighting weird menaces, master criminals and evil scientists Doc and the Fab 5 never let you down for a great read. These stories have all you need; fast paced action, weird mystery, and some humor as the aides spat with each other. My highest recommendation.
Keith Bell
May 28, 2016 Keith Bell rated it it was amazing
5 for nostalgia. This is one of the looser stories. Churning them out quickly at this point and characters are just that. Shortly after this point they start to flesh out a little more and Dent (and the other writers I'm sure), let them become characters in their own right, rather than just side kicks.
Fraser Sherman
May 31, 2014 Fraser Sherman rated it liked it
Shelves: pulp-adventure
Like an amped-up version of Most Dangerous Game, Doc and his team fall into the clutches of a mad Russian who's turned a small Galapagos island into a hell-hole as he hunts for the priceless treasure of the "Devil's Honeycomb." A good one in the series, though the "thumbhole death" is awfully unconvincing.
Ed Wyrd
Apr 18, 2016 Ed Wyrd rated it really liked it
Shelves: doc-savage
Shipwrecked on a volcanic island in the Galapagos, Doc Savage, his aids, and cousin Patricia Savage, face slave pits, man-eating crabs, monstrous lizards, a diabolical Russian Count, and the mysterious thumb-hole death. Fun pulp action.
Nov 22, 2010 Eric rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable entry with exotic locals. Reads more like an adventure than crime fiction more like Jules Verne than the typical Doc Savage story.
Jul 11, 2010 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
This one had a little of everything I like best about the series. I always enjoyed seeing Doc's tender side with his cousin Pat.
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Kenneth Robeson was the house name used by Street and Smith Publications as the author of their popular character Doc Savage and later The Avenger. Though most Doc Savage stories were written by the author Lester Dent, there were many others who contributed to the series, including:

William G. Bogart
Evelyn Coulson
Harold A. Davis
Lawrence Donovan
Alan Hathway
W. Ryerson Johnson

Lester Dent is usua
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