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The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan the Cimmerian, #1) Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black haired, sullen eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet I ve finally come around to reading sword and sorcery, and by Crom, Conan was the perfect entrance Conan has always been synonymous with Arnold Schwarzenegger in my mind, but that s all been changed now that I ve read Robert E Howard s original creation I wish I could put doHither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black haired, sullen eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet I ve finally come around to reading sword and sorcery, and by Crom, Conan was the perfect entrance Conan has always been synonymous with Arnold Schwarzenegger in my mind, but that s all been changed now that I ve read Robert E Howard s original creation I wish I could put down some specific compari Conan is one of those great literary characters whose true nature has been swallowed up in the morass of media reinterpretation Howard s Conan the Cimmerian is a giant of a man, yes, but he is not the lumbering bear he later became in the popular consciousness Schwarzenegger is not to blame for that, as this understanding had become the common one long before his films were made check out the earlier comic book versions , and he merely played the character as the script demanded Howard s Con Conan is one of those great literary characters whose true nature has been swallowed up in the morass of media reinterpretation Howard s Conan the Cimmerian is a giant of a man, yes, but he is not the lumbering bear he later became in the popular consciousness Schwarzenegger is not to blame for that, as this understanding had become the common one long before his films were made check out the earlier comic book versions , and he merely played the character as the script demanded Howard s Conan is muscular, yes, but also dark and lithe and precise he is likened to a panther repeatedly due to his speed and agility Howard s Conan is uneducated and uncivilized and savage, but he is not a bumbling brute he is cunning and clever and feral He is no Aryan demigod, but rather a proto Celt hence his name with jet black hair and dark brown skin He is not trying to avenge his family s slau Poem And First 13 Tales, In Order Written, Plus Miscellanea Drafts, Notes, Maps By Author Cimmeria Poem1 The Phoenix On The Sword 19322 The Frost Giant S Daughter 19763 The God In The Bowl 19524 The Tower Of The Elephant 19335 The Scarlet Citadel 19336 Queen Of The Black Coast 19347 Black Colossus 19338 Iron Shadows In The Moon 19349 Xuthal Of The Dusk 193310 The Pool Of The Black One 193311 Rogues In The House 193412 The Vale Of Lost Women 196713 The Devil In Iron 1934 I ve now discovered that the best way to read Robert E Howard s Conan stories is in big, undiluted doses Do yourself a favor and avoid any of the stories completed or edited by L Sprague de Camp Trust me, you ll be glad you did And don t dip your toes into Conan s world, plunge into it headfirst and stay a while Taken as individual snacks, each Conan story has its sweet spots and its bitter bits But taken as a meal, several Conan stories can provide a rich feast The Coming of Conan the C I ve now discovered that the best way to read Robert E Howard s Conan stories is in big, undiluted doses Do yourself a favor and avoid any of the stories completed or edited by L Sprague de Camp Trust me, you ll be glad you did And don t dip your toes into Conan s world, plunge into it headfirst and stay a while Taken as individual snacks, each Conan story has its sweet spots and its bitter bits But taken as a meal, several Conan stories can provide a rich feast The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian provides enough Conan to satisfy, but not so much to over stuff y You know, I used to think I hated Conan stories That was before I realized that what I had read were in fact imperfect pastiches written by other writers in the 60 s and 70 s who hoped to cash in on the iconic popularity of the character.This volume presents the stories of Conan the Cimmerian as they were written by his creator, Robert E Howard, and a better group of dashing, creepy, brooding sword sorcery tales couldn t be wished for The stories are presented in Collection of early Conan stories by his late creator Robert E Howard, including Cimmeria 3 5 brief poem describing Conan s homeland The Phoenix on the Sword 4 5 Conan s first appearance is a Game of Thrones esque plot to overthrow the barbarian king The Frost Giant s Daughter 3 5 initially rejected for publication and eventually published posthumously, this brief tale exhibits mythological elements of Conan s world God in the bowl 3 5 Also rejected during Howard s lifetime Collection of early Conan stories by his late creator Robert E Howard, including Cimmeria 3 5 brief poem describing Conan s homeland The Phoenix on the Sword 4 5 Conan s first appearance is a Game of Thrones esque plot to overthrow the barbarian king The Frost Giant s Daughter 3 5 initially rejected fo Oh Conan I was wrong about you, and I am so very thrilled that I was.You re not a macho fantasy devoid of interesting ideas that I d always cast you as Instead you re the meeting point between the childhood hot cocoa of sword and sorcery tales, and some dark and strange new way of telling stories You lulled me with a world full of ancient mysterious ruins, bustling desert towns, and cosmic glittering treasure Around every corner lurks another pretty girl, or evil sorcerer, or a band of ruthl Oh Conan I was wrong about Great series of books I love the Conan character Conan what is best in lifeI ll be back Oops Right actor wrong character My two favourite characters Arnie played on screen I love the Conan books and the first film not the rubbish remake with the Game Of Thrones actor in it Conan The Barbarian starring Arnold Swartzenegga in it was brilliant Shame he never made a third film before he got all wrinkly like Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 37 Oh That was a pun in the film aeroplane 2 Showin G What it is that makes Howard so muchcompelling than his many imitators To the untrained eye, it may be hard to see differences, since his faults are sometimesreadily apparent than his virtues, though he has plenty of both Some might try to salvage him from his pulp origins, but despite all his literary aspirations, I m happy to call him a pulp author, and one of the best.I have a great deal of praise for this edition in particular, volume one of a three part series which collects What it is that makes Howard so muchcompelling than his many imitators To the untrained eye, it may be hard to see differences, since his faults are sometimesreadily apparent than his virtues, though he has plenty of both Some might try to salvage him from his pulp origins, but despite all his literary aspirations, I m happy to call him a pulp author, and one of the best.I have a great deal of praise for this edition in particular, volume one of a three part series which collects for the first time Howard s Conan stories as he originally wrote them, without the meddling of either magazine editors or De Camp who shamelessly rewrote Howa NOTE Lesson number 4 above was inspired by Ceridwen s legendary review of Ulysses and the evenlegendary comment section following it.The Guest Speaker doesn t know it but the real goal of lesson 4 is to help the instructors spot and weed out incurable ASSHATS.5.0 stars This was my first in depth experience with Robert E Howard

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