Saturday, 27 December 2008
THE COMPLETE CHRONICLES OF CONAN
The complete chronicles of Conan
Robert E. Howard
This was a lovely surprise beneath the tree of Christmas day. A hardcover collection from Gollancz containing all the Conan stories, as well as relevant poetry, essays and an extensive feature on the author and his creation by Stephen Jones.
Conan is one of those characters I both know and don't know - I was introduced to the character in the Marvel Comics when I was a kid, this then led to the novels by other hands continuing the character and of course I've seen both of the movies and several episodes of the TV series. And yet I've read precious little of the original pulp stories by Robert E. Howard.
The author is highly regarded and of course Conan, his most famous character, has stood the test of time. I'm looking forward to discovering these tales, most of them for the first time.
By Crom some serious enjoyment lays ahead.
Posted by Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin at 01:34