Sunday, September 27, 2009

I Guess I'm Inspiring...

Fellow blogger and jazz lover, Chris, who runs The Louis L'amour Project, has written a nice post about a series of book reviews I did under the common theme Adventure Week. He now wants to read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Treasure Island, King Solomon's Mines, and Tarzan of the Apes. I'd also add The Return of Tarzan, book two in the series, since it picks up the action immediately after the first book.

Thanks, Chris. Glad my enthusiasm for themed ideas like this gave you enough enjoyment that you now want to read them. Anyone else have a hankering for some classic adventure?

P.S., And thanks for the well wishes about the Houston Texans today. Alas, per usual for a Houston team, we played down to the competition and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. I'm writing a haiku per game this season. Tune in tomorrow for Game 3.

4 comments:

Chris said...

I've recently read the first two Tarzan books myself, so I was already on board with them. Your piece did inspire me to pick up Treasure Island, which I am reading right now. I'll probably follow up with 20,000 Leagues in the not-too-distant future as well.

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, it was a nice post. And I enjoyed your take on those classic books myself.

Scott Parker said...

Chris - Looking forward to your take on 20KUTS. I wonder: has there been any modern sequel to this book?

Charles - I'm working on Tarzan #3: The Beasts of Tarzan. Also have some Doc Savage and The Shadow lined up.

Chris said...

They planned a sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but the title—20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 2: The Return—was so dull that they scrapped it. (LOL)