Oct. 17, 2017

Again the Moon Man...Sigh

The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man Volume 6 by Fredrick Davis

The Moon Man again, blah, blah, blah…

I always try to give a little taste of the book to help others decide if this might be a good fit for their reading taste. Some have complained that even a taste is a spoiler, so SPOILER WARNING in effect.

This volume contains four stories from 1935-36 of Ten Detectives Magazine starring the Moon Man.

•         “Homicide Dividends” finds crooks breaking into the boiler room—right in Great City Police Department!

•         “Robe of Blood” concerns a ring of arson for profit racketeers…

•         “The Whispering Death” features crooks armed with air-guns that shoot darts poisoned with curare…

•         In “Corpse’s Plunder” crooks rob a woman’s casket just as she is being buried…

I have mentioned in previous Moon Man reviews that repetitive phrases have a tendency to clog up the story. I will also offer this opinion: Do Not Binge Read the Moon Man Stories! After a while, all you can tell about the stories is it is going to repeat the same hackneyed lines again, and again, and again…

I like the Moon Man as a character, but I wonder why the pulp writers thought that people would forget key plot points from one month to the next. People look forward to something new, and if things are repeated over and over in each successive story, the effect of anything new loses something.

I give this latest book three stars…

Quoth the Raven…

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