Review: Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow

Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow
Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow by Kenneth Robeson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not a bad pulp adventure, but the teaming of the two big pulp stars of the thirties was a bit of a let down – I know it’s Doc’s series, and that it’s a hard team-up to manage, but I just think he got the upper hand too easily. And, strangely, this is mostly a Shadow adventure instead of a Doc Savage story, not that that is a bad thing. There’s a good section of the book where you’re not sure who’s fighting who or why, but the story itself was very enjoyable – I’m only a short way in reading the original Shadow pulps and Will Murray has the style down to a “T”.

Let’s face it: If you’re a pulp fan, you’re going to want to read this, and you should. The two mythos are merged pretty seamlessly, and you get immersed in those halcyon days without a lick o’ trouble.

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