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  • Posted November 15, 2012

    Doc Savage and the Forgotten Realm

    I’ve been reading the new Doc Savage Novels by Will Murray for the past few months. This one, ‘The Forgotten Realm’ is actually one that was released in the early ‘90’s and now has been re-released. This is a rousing, fairly fast paced adventure that really held my attention. Doc, Monk, Ham and Johnny globe trot to England and then the heart of Africa itself, where the team has to fight three lions and a gorilla in a coliseum type battle. This to me was the high point of the novel with Doc snapping a lions neck bare handed- Take THAT Tarzan! This book has it all, an excellent mystery, as well as a good amount of action and intriguing villains. Will is obviously a fan of Monk as he is in the forefront in all the new Doc Savage novels I have read, this one particularly. One of the high points was Monk battling a maddened bull ape in the aforementioned arena. It was a very satisfying Doc Savage story; in fact I have to say it was the absolute best of the Will Murray written novels I have read. I cannot recommend this novel highly enough. It was a pleasure to read and I was sad to see it end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    I began reading Doc Savage novels in my teans. I read half of th

    I began reading Doc Savage novels in my teans. I read half of the searies before I went on t other novels. I recently purchased the entire set of novels and have begun to read then in their proper order. When I saw that they now had Doc's novels on the Nook, I had to buy one and read it.
    will did a great job of capturing the entire group. A must read for any pulp novel fans and certainly for any Doc Savage fans.

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  • Posted July 7, 2013

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    Doc Savage Through And Through

    This book definitely shows Will Murray's love of Doc Savage. It's true to form and conforms to the old pulp novels and reprints from Bantam. I think this is the first in a new series of Doc's "Wild" adventures. I read Doc Savage and Skull Island first then came back to this one. I think that was a much better story. This one was done more in the older stories' manner. While all the cues and style were there it doesn't translate as well as Skull Island. While I enjoy reading the old Bantam books I overlook a lot of little things because of the time they were written. The danger of updating older characters is that writers try to force the character into the updated era. I admire Will Murray for resisting the temptation but with Skull Island he showed you can write in the modern era without losing the feel of the character's original time period. Honestly my biggest issue with the story is that it feels too much like a Doc Savage story. Some of the exposition feels awkward. The author spends a few pages of a reporter describing Doc Savage's exploits to a passer-by after already explaining his origins and back ground a few chapters previously and then a few pages later there is more on Doc's past and routines. This is something Kenneth Robeson (Lester Dent) did a lot in the old books but it seems quaint and unnecessary now. All the good stuff is here, like Ham and Monk's interplay and Habeas Corpus and Chemistry. A lot of Monks dialog made me laugh out loud and brought back memories of how Monk was my favorite after Doc. My first Doc Savage story was The Angry Ghost, which I bought at the corner store in 1976. I'll never forget the Boris cover and the Monk/Ham feud. I was hooked right away and still am. I loved this Doc story and I looked forward to getting the rest of these book.

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