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Tarzan and the Madman (Tarzan #24)

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The drums boomed forth the incredible message from tribe to tribe—Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, had become an enemy to all, stealing and enslaving their women...even the daughter of an English millionaire, who offered a princely reward for her recapture and Tarzan's death. Certainly her captor told Sandra Pickerall that he was Tarzan...but he also told her he was God...
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Published April 12th 1981 by Ballantine Books (first published 1964)
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Feb 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And so I face the final curtain...

It has been a long, sometimes bumpy, road from Tarzan of the Apes to Tarzan and the Madman. Along the way, especially around the Tarzan and the Ant Men mark, I wondered if I would ever get through, but I persevered and rediscovered my love for this character and his world. Yes, the books are racist, sexist, and dated, but Tarzan rises above it all and has stayed firmly lodged in my heart.

Now that I have finished the last of the original Tarzan books and am left
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
These are harder times than usual for the Lord of the Jungle.

Someone who calls himself "Tarzan" has been kidnapping girls and women from the local tribes, never to be seen again. It is causing Tarzan's usual allies, both human and animal, to turn their backs on him. The latest kidnap victim is Sandra Pickerall, a white woman from Scotland. A couple of bounty hunters are very interested in the reward offered by Sandra's father for her safe return. They certainly won't ignore the reward for delive
Apr 08, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tarzan and The Madman has the reputation of being the worst book Edgar Rice Burroughs ever wrote, a book so bad he was unable to find a publisher (despite the fact he often published his own books himself) and that so it languished unknown and unread until twenty years after Burroughs death. The book isn't good, but no worse than many other late books by Burroughs, in fact it gets off to quite a lively start. It doesn't last though and becomes just a recycling of ideas by Burroughs had already u ...more
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read all 24 of the Tarzan books. Read dates are from the mid 1970s through 1982. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the Tarzan books. They made a great escape from high school and college. I still have all 24 books and they are at the top of my book shelf. I thought it was pretty neat to find the actual covers listed on Goodreads and there are no barcodes on the books, plus the cover price ranged from $1.50-1.95 for each book.
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Oct 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Tarzan and the Madman (Tarzan #24) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine 1964) (Fiction). There's an impostor in the jungle who says he's Tarzan. He's stealing women and children, and he is hated with good reason. But he's not Tarzan! The ape man flies in with his panties in a bunch, and he tries to reclaim his good name. My rating: 7/10, finished 1973.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
only one more book to go and The series will be complete, bittersweet, I never want it to end, but thoroughly enjoyed the adventures- each and every one!!! will have to savor the last one
Jul 27, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Number 23 in the Tarzan series. By this time I think ERB was getting pretty tired of Tarzan. It still has narrative power but it's not as good as earlier volumes.
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another good installment in this TERRIFIC series!
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