Friday, September 4, 2009

Adventure Week is Coming!

As summer officially winds down next week (I'm old-school enough to keep "summer" as the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day and out of the sprawl of longer school years), I've decided to group some of the reviews of books I read into one, themed week. That would be Adventure Week, a place to review and write about some classic adventure tales that most kids read when they're ten yet I waited until I was forty.

Here's the run down, in chronological order with the fourth book a mystery until next Friday's Forgotten Books Project resumes.

Tuesday - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870)
Wednesday - Treasure Island (1873)
Thursday - King Solomon's Mines (1875)
Friday - (Tune in to find out. You're only clue, unless I mentioned it in a previous post and I've forgotten it, is that it was published after 1875.)

If you think you know the answer, leave your guess in the comments of this post. As to the winner, as of right now, I have no prize other than the knowledge that you guessed correctly. I could offer you a free subscription to this blog but, since it's already free, well, you know...

So, tune in next week and join the discussion of some classic pulp adventure tales. I had a lot of fun reading them--some more than others--and I look forward to reading everyone's comments.

5 comments:

Doug Warren said...

You should really include the Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle. Good Stuff!

Doug Warren said...

My bet is on John Carter, Warlord of Mars.

ARCHAVIST said...

Scott - I'm going to do some of the classics too - a load were preloaded on my Elonox ebook reader. First up Huck Finn

Charles Gramlich said...

Good stuff one and all. I'll be here.

Scott Parker said...

Doug - The only Conan Doyle material on my radar right now is a re-read of the Sherlock Holmes adventures (in prep for my Calvin Carter mystery/cowboy stories) and The Valley of Fear, the last Holmes novel. And I read A Princess of Mars, John Carter #1, earlier this year.

Gary - Like the other novels featured this week, I've never completed Huck Finn. Perhaps next summer, the 125th anniversary.

Charles - Glad to know you'll be there. I enjoy your commentary.