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The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
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Mar 27, 2011

really liked it

I've always had an affinity for Zorro, having grown up not far from San Juan Capistrano, where it is set. I used to love reruns of the 1950s TV series. But sometimes the source material does not stand up to scrutiny and makes you glad for clever screenwriters who make the movies surpass the books. I rather expected that The Mark of Zorro would fall into that category, especially when I learned that the original story was serialized pulp fiction penned in 1919. But The Mark of Zorro turned out to be an exciting, well-plotted adventure with a hint of a social conscience. Great fun! I've downloaded it to my Kindle so I can have it handy when the mood strikes.

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message 1: by Joannarom (new)

Joannarom did you read allende's zorro book. interesting, too!

message 2: by Liz (new) - rated it 4 stars

Liz Nutting Yes! That's actually what prompted me to read the original--but I read the original first so Allende's wouldn't define it. I liked Allende's, but in the end, preferred the original!

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