Outlaw of Gor (Gor #2)
He is glad to be back in his role as a dominant warrior and back in the arms of his true love. Yet, Tarl finds that his name on Gor has been tainted, his city defiled and all those he loves have been made int...more
Now, kicking John Norman for being kinky is a tired game that's been done better, especially since he's no more sexually confused ...more
Outlaw of Gor is the second novel in John Norman's cult classic Gorean Saga. After languishing on Earth for seven years, Tarl Cabot is finally returned to the Counter-Earth where he hopes to find his father and the woman he loves. Instead, he finds that things are not at all as he left them. After a bit of roaming, he winds up in a city he's never been to before and gets tangled up in a battle of the sexes.
Tarl Cabot is a bit like Richard Rahl — effortless ...more
Indeed, the gravity of his quest -- to confront the dreaded and feared Priest-Kings of Gor -- benefits from this sort of anticipatory development. The likelihood of his death (from his perspective, if not the reader's) is very high: no one who has ventured into th ...more
Its good. Its good like the first book was good; its a comic book without the pictures. People criticize John Norman as if since he's not Tolkien, he's not worth reading. That' ...more
Contains adult sexual themes not for children, such as nudity and S&M. Based on the entertainment value of the rest of the book, I felt it could be looked past. In my personal opinion it is more humorous than anything else, because it is so ridiculous a concept. It is definitely a barbaric depiction of an alien world, but sometime ...more
Norman has a knack for world building that is probably overlooked due to the more controversial nature of his books. He takes the time to create a different environment, filled with fauna and flora. He talks about different politics in different cities and spends time creating a culture that is alien to our own but familiar enough to relate to. Apart from one thin ...more
Take, for instance, your approach to world building and exposition. It's good to want to build on the lore and science of your world, book...but there are ways to do that without stopping the entire narrative to describe (in depth) the time system of Gor.
The Gorean day is divided into twenty Ahn, which are numbered consecutively. The tenth Ahn is no...more
The first chapter is really good, the descriptions are very good, there isn't anything pretentious about it, it makes sense.
However, the second half of the book happens, and everything goes downhill. There is a lot wrong with the theme of this book, as well as the message, if there is indeed a message. To learn more of ...more
The only redeeming moments in this sequel are the ones that recall moments f ...more
After many adventures, Tarl Cabot t ...more
I liked this book! It had lots of things: mystery, adventure, romance, action, and a terrific ending that makes me itchy to pick up the third book. It has a slave uprising as exciting as Spartacus and Norman really ...more
This second book is of a similar style to the first, so if you didn't like that one you won't like this.
John Norman, real name John Lange, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. His best known works, the Gor novels, span 31 books written 1967 to 2012, plus three installments of the Telnarian Histories, two other fiction works and a non-fiction paperback. Mr. Norman is marrie ...more