|05-20-2007, 09:22 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
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Howard, Robert E.: El Borak Desert Adventure Tales. v1. 20 May 07
I've always liked Howard's writing.
Here's some stuff from PG. I created the title and just decided to have fun with it. I decided NOT to do chapter links to these. I wanted the 5 long stories to speak for themselves.
Here's something about El Borak:
"El Borak ("The Swift") was Howard's answer to Lawrence of Arabia and, next to Conan, is Howard's most well-drawn character. REH liked to claim he felt as if Conan was sitting at his shoulder telling him his adventures, but I could well believe that of El Borak as well. Howard was not a subtle writer but in El Borak he fashioned a remarkably subtle hero, one who seems superhuman even as he remains human, if you know what I mean. The nick-name itself I suspect Howard got from Sabatini's The Sea-Hawk (where it was used for a peripheral character), which was about an Englishman who becomes a muslim and leader of Barbary pirates."
Hope you enjoy it.
P.S.: I'm learning a LOT about fixing bad sentence ends. BD offers a VERY good tool for this, so I'm considering going back and fixing the Talbot Mundy novels I uploaded and fixing as many of those bad sentence endings as I can.
Last edited by Dr. Drib; 05-23-2008 at 10:30 AM. Reason: Prefix
|05-20-2007, 09:35 PM||#2|
Lovin' the e-book life...
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Ebookwise 1150, Sony PRS-505, Amazon Kindle, BeBook (with OpenInkpot)
Howard rocks! Very cool. Thank you!
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