Reviews - What do customers think about Doc Savage 10: Dust of Death / The Stone Man (Doc Savage (Nostalgia Ventures))?
Another great volume Nov 4, 2007
Dust of Death was never on my list of favorite Doc Savage novels for a number of reasons, mostly because of the villain revelation and remnants of ghost writer Harold A. Davis' plotting. But this version, with nearly 5000 words of Lester Dent text restored after an overzealous editor hacked it out of the original pulp version, goes a long ways towards making this a much better Doc adventure. The villain problem is not corrected and doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense, but otherwise most of the plot has been smoothed out and it's an enjoyable romp. Even the introduciton of Ham's pet whatisit, Chemistry, didn't seem as annoying this time around. Much improved, though still not one to land on my favorite list. The second novel, however, The Stone Man, is a personal favorite and worth the price of admission. A bit of chopped prose has been restore to this one too, makign a great novel even better.