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The Big Book of Adventure Stories by Otto Penzler
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Sep 09, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: pulp, adventure, mystery, sf, fantasy, western, military-and-war, favorites, anthologies, published-2011-2020, author-p
Read from September 09, 2011 to March 09, 2012

It's a big book all right!

This doorstopper contains a multitude of fun pulp adventure stories, from the so famous it's almost cliche "The Most Dangerous Game" to obscurities never before reprinted. With a wide range of genres and settings, there is something here for almost every pulp fan.

There are some flaws. The "humor" section is weak, one of the stories not even being from the pulp era. Plus, the racism and sexism of the pulp era are shown in many of the stories; this is acknowledged in the introduction and author notes.

But all in all, many hours of exciting reading, including the rare Tarzan novel, "Tarzan the Terrible", which owes its placement as the final entry I think in part due to its ending paragraph.

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