on December 26, 2010
OK--never read Tarzan before--just enjoyed the somewhat moronic Johnny W. movies in my youth. What a wonderful surpise! I've read the first two in the series and am absolutely hooked on them. Edgar Rice Burroughs hits the mark every time! So enjoyable. When I tell people I'm reading Tarzan on Kindle they just roll their eyes. That's too bad. But, I would have done this too. Now, I'm a fan forever. For anyone out there who has not taken this opportunity--well, you are missing a real treat! Go with this particular ebook also because it's well formatted as others have said. Enjoy!
on August 30, 2010
It had been years since I had read Tarzan - really since early college. When I got my Kindle I thought what a great opportunity - Nine Tarzan novels for a buck! It did not disappoint. Quickly the reader is taken into the jungle where Tarzan lives among the Apes he grew up with. You gotta love Tarzan! He always seems to swing into the center of the gathering and announce that he is Tarzan of the Apes, the greatest warrior of all time, the meanest fighting machine in the jungle. Then there is always one ape that wants to test him and they rumble til the ape yells "kagoda" I surrender. Great material for business meetings! Seriously, I have had so much fun reading the Tarzan adventures again and know you will too!
on December 26, 2011
Too often I return to the classics to find them stilted, dense, and convuluted, e.g., JVs 20k Leagues wasted half the novel on fish IDs. Great read tho, just have to skip a lot of pages.
Tarzan. Fresh, engrossing. I love Clive Cussler, but to read ERB is to touch genius. The dialogue and PC aspects may sometimes be quaintly Victorian, but ERB is a master storyteller.
This version is well worth the buck ninety-nine due to the excellent formatting and indexing.
on July 10, 2010
Tarzan is a unique character. I love Edgar Rice Burroughs' novels because there's an amazing world to discover. Unlike the movies, with their cliché wild man yells and chimps playing with bananas, the Tarzan novels have an original flavor. I'm still touched by how Tarzan's life begins as an abandoned baby, completely unaware of his parentage. It's fascinating to see a boy raised by a compassionate anthropoid ape, who seems alarmingly real. Burroughs creates a language and personality for the apes that is true to the emotions of a scene, but far from human caricature. The writing feels very real, rather than a cute Dr. Doolittle skit. I was caught up learning how Tarzan survives and become an animal, as well as a man. Both roles put his life in perpetual conflict, since he is not completely at home in either world. I'm always fascinated by the different civilizations and strange threats Tarzan faces in this remarkable series.