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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books; 1 edition (June 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184856726X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848567269
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,405,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Ramsey Campbell:

"One of the most formidable dark fantasists working today."-- Publishers Weekly 

About the Author

Ramsey Campbell has won multiple British Fantasy and World Fantasy Awards and several Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards.

He is the author of such classic works of horror and dark fantasy as Obsession, The Face Must Die, The Nameless, Incarnate and The Influence, and more recently The Darkest Part of the Woods, The Overnight and The Grin of the Dark.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Stover on January 4, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Solomon Kane by Ramsey Campbell, based on the screenplay by Michael J. Bassett and the character created by Robert E. Howard (2011): Based on a well-regarded movie that I haven't seen yet, Solomon Kane gives Conan creator Robert E. Howard's 17th-century Puritan ghost-and-demon-buster an actual origin story.

Featured in about a dozen stories, poems and fragments from the early 1930's, Solomon Kane predates Conan by a few years. Robert E. Howard created a LOT of heroes during his short, prolific life. Unlike many of those heroes, Kane moves within an actual historical context. His adventures take place in the 16th and 17th centuries, though many of them are in an Africa as fanciful as any of the wholly fictional lands of Conan.

Campbell finished up several Kane fragments for publication in the 1970's, there demonstrating an ability to approximate Howard's prose style without sliding into parody. He does the same here. His Kane is a brooding, haunted hero, and the environment is bloody and filled with the violence of men and supernatural beings. Campbell nicely echoes Howard's occasionally wonky diction (there's a stretch involving the repeated use of the word 'supine' that almost does slide into parody) and seriousness of purpose.

The novel is fun, but it's not funny or light-hearted or campy, though Campbell does seem to get stuck with what seem to be a couple of campy, Bondian missteps from the original screenplay. The worst of these comes when a necromancer says 'How do you like what I've done to the place?' to Kane as Kane regards with horror what the necromancer has done to his ancestral home. Augh!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cyberalchemist on July 20, 2013
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Those people who are looking for a 'lost' Solomon Kane novel by Robert Howard, will be disappointed - Ramsey Campbell is no Howard, which is not always a bad thing. Besides, I don't particularly want more pastiche. Similarly those expecting the moody character development, slow pacing and paranoia of a normal Campbell book will be disappointed.

What you do get is a good, well paced, action horror novel. While I was reading this book I also read Robert McCammon's "i travel by night', which has been getting great reviews. Campbell slaughters McCammon both in terms of character, action, suspense and horror, which surprised me.

What i would like to hope for is that Campbell feels moved to tell more stories of Solomon Kane and develop his ideas independently of a movie script into some place that is truly unique, a homage to the original but with new perspectives.

All in all, definately worth a read if you like Solomon Kane or Ramsey Campbell, just don't be too definate in what you expect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cylb on July 16, 2013
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An excellent adventure which compliments the books series I have on the character. I just ordered the movie and I am looking forward to seeing James Purefoy play the character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By denae binstock lerohl on April 19, 2013
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I loved the movie as well as the book. It kept my attention and would suggest this in either book or movie form to anyone that likes this type of story.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stephen H. Jay on July 31, 2011
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Since writing the introduction to Baen Publishing's 1995 release of the Robert E Howard collection of short stories entitled 'Solomon Kane', Campbell has been recognized as something of a Kane expert and one of the characters biggest fans. So when Ramsey Campbell, described by the Oxford Companion To English Literature as "Britain's Most Respected Living Horror Writer", decided to write a full-length novel in honor of the immortal Robert E Howard heroic character, there was some excited anticipation amongst Howard fans. And since 'Solomon Kane' is also a novelization of the limited released 2009 movie (a movie I haven't seen yet), fans could hope that, finally, one of Robert E Howard's characters would make it on to the big screen in a form they could recognize (Since the two 'Conan' movies and the 'Kull The Conqueror' were so departed from the original Howard story lines as to be practically unrecognizable).

The novelization, while it has some strong story points, respectable writing, and entertaining action sequences, falls far short in two important respects. First, it expands the Solomon Kane character in an unusual direction. Second, this "new and improved" Kane fails to connect with the reader emotionally.

The change in direction is apparent as soon as one reads the back cover, where Kane is described as Howard's "sixteenth-century anti-hero." Solomon Kane was frequently described by Howard as "dark", "dour" and "somber" in his prose, and described by Howard as "A true fanatic... his promptings were reasons enough for his actions," and "was not wholly a puritan, though he thought of himself as such." Campbell himself described Solomon Kane as Howard's "Puritan Hero" in the aforementioned introduction.
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