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by H. Rider Haggard
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
The story begins when renowned safari hunter Allan Quartermain agrees to help Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good search for King Solomon’s legendary cache of diamonds. Eager to find out what is true, what is myth, and what is really buried in the darkness of the mines, the tireless adventurers d...
riley
riley rated it 6 years ago
I was only familiar with this story from the '80s Hollywood version, which I had been told was drastically different from the book. Sure enough, it absolutely was. So much of it is utterly different as to be (nearly) a different story. But anyway... Putting aside the problems we may find in Victoria...
kneubeck
kneubeck rated it 7 years ago
"King Solomon's Mines" ist der erste Allan Quatermain Roman (zumindest zu erst erschienen). Hier trifft er auf Sir Henry Curtis und Captain John Good, die auf der Suche nach dem Sir Henry's verschollenem Bruder sind, der auf der Suche nach Salomon's Mine war. Nach einigem Überlegen schließt Quaterma...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 7 years ago
This is an old fashioned adventure yarn and its hero, Alan Quatermain, is a direct ancestor of Indiana Jones. I'm not going to claim that Haggard even at his best is the same order of classic as the best by Charles Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot or Thomas Hardy. But like fellow Victorians Arthur...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
I remember watching a movie based on this book starring Richard Chamberlain. I actually quite enjoyed the film, though one of the major differences that I discovered between the film and the book is the inclusion of a beautiful white female. I guess that is what one really has to expect from Hollywo...
Because I'm Batman
Because I'm Batman rated it 8 years ago
The narrative style was definitely different from the modern adventures novels I've read, but it was still fairly entertaining. A sojourn across desert and mountains, instigating a civil war, nearly buried alive ... fun stuff. Granted, there were more than a few moments when I wanted to shout, "Are ...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 8 years ago
3 stars. Click for review..I apologize because I recognize that it is very irritating to have to go to someone's blog to find their review. I made this decision because, unfortunately, Goodreads has made certain decisions about deleting user review content with which I very much disagree. I am not i...
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews rated it 8 years ago
They don't write books like this any more, and that is both a good and a bad thing.You have to keep telling yourself that this book was written a LONG time ago, since it is a pretty safe bet that something in this book will offend virtually any modern reader. I found myself shaking my head in disbe...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 8 years ago
Not a bad book. It is an adventure with the bwana-big-game-hunter-white-man's-burden types of Brits, shooting their way through Africa in search of a long-lost diamond mine said to have been originally mined by King Solomon from Old Testament fame. It was fun enough, but I got a bit tired of the rac...
JulieM
JulieM rated it 9 years ago
Reading this book was like spending an afternoon at the movies watching one of those old fashioned adventure movies. The plot is straightforward. Sir Henry Curtis hires elephant hunter and adventurer Allan Quartermain to lead an expedition in search of his brother. His brother has been lost for 2...
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