DR. HERMES REVIEWS
TARZAN-RELATED NOVELS BY
PHILIP JOSE FARMER
Doc Hermes offers reviews of classic adventure stories, pulp novels, obscure movies, cliffhangers and Old Time Radio. There's plenty of wild speculation and rampant opinion on these pages.
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THE DARK HEART OF TIME
Cover text:Tarzan's beloved mate, Jane, has been kidnapped, and the furious ape-man will let nothing stand in the way of rescuing her - not even a sinister safari whose target is Tarzan himself. With fierce Masai trackers leading the chase, a trio of white hunters is hell-bent on capturing the Jungle Lord. But as his pursuers close in on their prey with uncanny accuracy, Tarzan races toward even greater danger ahead. For the trail leads to a bizarre, long-forgotten land boasting a multitude of strange and terrifying mysteries: the City Built by God, the Hideous Hunter, and, most shocking of all, the Crystal Tree of Time - whose seductive powers could ultimately spell Tarzan's doom .... Read a Del Rey Excerpt Here
THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE MADMEN
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A Brief Note on a Review
These reviews, which include useful plot summaries of the novels, are extremely well-written and informative. I enjoyed them immensely, and can only hope that this is part one of a series that will include reviews of Time's Last Gift and Tarzan Alive, along with some shorter PJF efforts on Tarzan. Although Tarzan Alive is not a novel but a fictional biography, it should be included in the subsequent reviews to make them complete.
Few men have studied Tarzan as deeply as PJF. Holtzmark, Lupoff, and Alan Hanson come to mind as other fine investigators, and perhaps my own Soul of the Lion may be mentioned , as the only true Jungian study of the ape-man. Farmer was the one who inspired me to write about Tarzan and ERB, for his work showed me the possibility of expanding Tarzanic lore in an interesting way. He is one of the great ERB pastiche writers and will be remembered for these works by Burroughs fans long after his other novels have been forgotten. The Tarzan mythos is a strong force in Farmer's psyche, in fact, he claims to have met Lord Greystoke in person, and who are we to say this was not true? He writes as though he had indeed met Tarzan, and this fact alone should be sufficient proof of his claims.
October 26, 2002
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