Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lord Tyger!


As evidenced by the past week I've been entranced with all things Tarzan, the fabulous creation of the late Edgar Rice Burroughs. And now I'm in search of my next novel to read. Having just finished a delightful Sherlock Holmes pastiche, I'm thinking it might be time at long last to read Philip Jose Farmer's "deconstruction" of the Tarzan myth, a book titled Lord Tyger.

I picked up a paperback of this ages and ages ago, but never got around to reading it. I bought it again as part of the wonderful Titan Wold Newton books many months ago, and finally the time seems more than ripe to plumb its depths.

Knowing that Farmer adores Tarzan, and having recently read his "biography" of "Lord Greystoke" and his doppleganger creation Lord Grandith in "The Secrets of the Nine" stories as well as the Time' Last Gift singular hero Gribardson, it will be interesting to say the least to sample yet another Farmer "Tarzan".

I'll have more to say when the quest is completed.




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  1. I don't know.
    If it isn't ERB, what's the point?
    Yet a good story is a good story.
    All the films aren't ERB and they can be entertaining.
    Off subject: Hal Foster's Entire Original "Graphic Novel" from 1929
    http://thegoldenagesite.blogspot.com/2013/07/hal-foster-edgar-rice-burroughs-tarzan.html
    When I saw this I was amazed at how many panels Kubert used.
    All The Best,
    -Sam

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    1. Because even if it ain't ERB, when it's Farmer it's still dang good. Tarzan is a character who has long ago out grown his creator's intentions for him. Some of my future posts will argue for this.

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