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Robert E. Howard
(1906-1936) Robert Erwin Howard was born and rasied in rural Texas, where he lived all his life. The son of a pioneer physician, he began writing professionally at the age of fifteen. Howard killed himself in June 1936 when he learned that his beloved mother had fallen into a coma. show more

(1906-1936) Robert Erwin Howard was born and rasied in rural Texas, where he lived all his life. The son of a pioneer physician, he began writing professionally at the age of fifteen. Howard killed himself in June 1936 when he learned that his beloved mother had fallen into a coma.
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bigfootmurf
bigfootmurf rated it 2 years ago
‘The stories that inspired the movie’ says the strapline atop the front cover on this book. Don’t be put off by that. Although the ‘Conan’ movies are uniformly awful, sometimes in an entertaining way, the original stories are excellent pulp fiction. Along with H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, ...
bigfootmurf
bigfootmurf rated it 2 years ago
This Del Rey trade paperback original collection, ‘Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures’, consists of number of stories and a few poems and fragments along with interesting essays on where the works first appeared and who influenced Robert E. Howard’s historical tales. The stories are a styli...
bigfootmurf
bigfootmurf rated it 3 years ago
Down in the west Texas town of El Paso was born Francis Xavier Gordon, known by repute from Stamboul to the China Sea. Muhammadans called him El Borak, the swift. They feared and respected him. An evil Hungarian called Gustav Hunyadi may be his match. This villain is plotting to send a howling horde...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 4 years ago
I got so bored with A Room with a View that I decided to try something else for a bit. This was that something else, and it was pretty horrible. I'm sure some folks like this kind of stuff, but war making, brutal revenge killing, people covering themselves with gore as a sign of manliness, and so f...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 years ago
This my first stab at Howard, of Conan fame, and I don't know how to rate it, or if I'll ever read something by him again. In favor it has the fact that it has no compunctions about pulling in elements from any source, and mimic any style to flavor and serve the current story. Makes for diverse se...
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