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“Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”
“Howard honestly believed the basic truth of the stories he was telling. It’s as if he’d said, ‘This is how life was really lived in those former savage times!’ ”
“For stark, living fear . . . what other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?”
–H. P. Lovecraft
Robert E. Howard (1906–1936), an American pulp fiction writer who is best known as the creator of Conan, wrote a huge number of stories in a variety of genres, including fantasy, westerns, horror, and even boxing stories.
Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice-overs, where he has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials, as well as TV promos, narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E and the History Channel, and films. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Crom!!!! Let me tell you the tales of high adventure!!! These books are the standard of fantasy writing. Robert E. Howard is the pinnacle. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Benjamin L.
Amid all of the glowing acclaim, I might be committing heresy when I suggest that Howard's exclamatory style should be adequately considered with much more tempered praise. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Whizbang!!
The Conan stories are credited with starting the "Sword and Sorcery" genre, and these books are the purist form - the most true to Howard's original work - you can find.Published 23 days ago by Salvadorable
This volume does not cotain the best selection of stories, and half of the book is filler list drafts of the stories already in the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Covacha Quauhtlatoa
This is the kind of book I would be embarrassed to recommend for anyone other than a serious Conan fan to read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Butter Knife
Great book, a lot of fun. Howard's Conan is very different from the subsequent depictions. If you enjoy highly verbose, colorfully written action/adventure, I'd recommend this... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Keith Kelly