Reviews - What do customers think about Doc Savage: The Polar Treasure and Pirate of the Pacific?
Classic Tales from an Earlier Age Sep 3, 2007
Too a large degree, the Doc Savage stories are an acquired taste. I was introduced during my tour in Iraq, when some blessed soul had sent, in a care package of books, several Doc Savage novels to my FOB. I recognized the name from my interest in pulps, and snagged them to read.
They're most assuredly something from an earlier age--jazz era racism and cultural attitudes jar with modern mores. However, the adventures that Doc and his crew go on are rowsing, exciting, and generally fun.
Additionally, Doc Savage is not a modern sort of hero--he has no flaws, admirable in all ways. A lad could do a lot worse then aspire to be like Doc Savage when he grows up.
For exciting adventures, led by a true hero, one needs to look no further than Doc Savage.