Reviews - What do customers think about The Shadow: "The Golden Vulture" and "Crime, Insured"?
Who knows how much enjoyment I got out of this book? I know! Jun 6, 2008
Ever since I first heard re-runs of The Shadow on a local radio station, I've been hooked. Actually getting to read the adventures just pushes it one step higher. 'Crime Insured' dragged me right in, with 'The Golden Vulture' keeping me riveted.
This is the first in the latest re-releases, and it is definitely worth it. But a warning may need to be put on the cover. I got so wrapped up in reading that I stayed up much later than I should have.
A Triumphant Return Feb 12, 2008
It's absolutely fantastic that The Shadow has returned! What really makes these reprints worth getting (aside from the terrific action and adventure of course!) is the fact that they capture not only the original stories but the art that accompanied them as well. The tales are still very enaging some 60 years later.
The only bad things I have to say about the series is that I wish they had started reprinting the stories in the order the were originally released and that I think I'm going to need a new bookshelf for this series!
Fine new reprint series Jan 14, 2008
This new series of reprints are an excellent introduction to the pulp novels of the Master of Darkness. With two novels each and extra historical material they can't be beat. The Golden Vulture is a personal favorite because of the blending of two fo the best ever hero pulp authors, Lester Dent and Walter B. Gibson. Crime, Insured, is a fast-paced yarn considered to be one of the best Shadow novels.
The Shadow back in print at last! Jul 7, 2007
The Shadow is back after a long absence from book shelves, movies and television. The Shadow has been out of print since the early 1970's, when Pyramid books published 23 paperback reprints of the classic pulps, with beautiful Jim Steranko covers. Now we have a fine series of reprints, with two novels for the price of one, reprinted with the original covers and interior illustrations. If you have never read a novel of the Shadow, then "Crime, Insured!" is a great introduction to the series. It is among the most fast paced and well written of the series which consisted of about 325 novels, mostly written by Walter Gibson, under the pen name Maxwell Grant. For those who only know the Shadow from the old radio series, or the mediocre 1994 Alec Baldwin film, then prepare to meet the true Shadow. No mental powers which "cloud mens minds" here, just detective skills, muscle, and twin automatics. You'll also be intoduced to one of the most mysterious characters in popular fiction bar none. Pulp fiction at its best. Buy it and read it. You won't regret it!
The Golden Vulture and Crime Insured Mar 25, 2007
Make sure you have time because when you start this book you will not stop until finished. The plots are viable today. I love the informative features regarding the writers.