Monday 26 April 2010

The People that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Official Blurb

The People that Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the second of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Caspak” trilogy. The first novel ended with the hero writing a manuscript of his adventures and casting it out to sea in his thermos bottle. The second novel begins with the finding of the manuscript and the organization of a rescue expedition.

My Review

This story is really more of the same, and that's not a bad thing. "The Land that Time Forgot" was a grand pulp classic and this sequel follows in the same vein.

Our hero this time ventures to the land of Caspak in search of the hero from the previous book. Once again the machines of man are laid low by the beasts of the island, as our hero flys a boat-plane over the cliffs and into adventure.

As the story of the search and survival continues we learn a little more about the strange pattern of life Caspak, the mysteries are explained a little more.

This adventure is jolly good in a classic style and the pace does not let up, it moves from danger to danger and fight to fight.

If you've listened to the prequel and enjoyed it, you should most definitely download and listen to this sequel. I did and enjoyed it, and now I'm looking forward to listening to the third part of this trilogy.

The reader Ralph Snelson gives us a great gift with his narration. He narrated the first in the series and the continuity into this sequel is a welcome happenstance.

Reading 3
Production 2
Story 2

Total : 7/9

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