The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu
Publish date: March 20th 2001
Publisher: New Millennium Library
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
Series: Fu Manchu (#1)
Holy crap, is this racist! I hope I'll be forgiven for having begun to read it. Coupling virulent racism with an implausibly incomprehensible story makes for bad reading. Perhaps a better story might have kept me reading despite the racism. Perhaps without the racism I'd have been able to keep wadi...
Reviewed by: Mallory Genre: Historical mystery Rated: 5 starsCheck out the review on http://heartsonfirereviews.com/
This is my first foray into Fu Manchu, and I gotta say, I liked it. Yes, it rips off/imitates Watson, Holmes, and Moriarty in some ways, but I'm okay with that, and I'll be checking out more in the series.
Well, okay, this is...it's entertaining, okay? I had fun. It's a pretty shameless Sherlock Holmes ripoff, with a doctor sidekick narrating an adventure in which the protagonist is his brilliant detectiveish friend. Moriarty is Asianified, but comes with the same breathless, constant hyperbolic descr...
I could almost give this two stars just because being finished with it has made me very happy.This is a horrible book. It's probably not the most racist book written, but it may be one of the most popular and one of the least subtle about its racism. I do hope that somebody bopped Sax Rohmer on the ...
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