Wednesday, July 29, 2009

09.21 The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Mucker (1913) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pbk, Ballantine, 320 p.

This was a great, rip-roaring ride of a novel. The Mucker is like a whole bunch of different genres all wrapped up in one book. It is a sea story, a marooned story, the story of a prize fighter, a fugitive tale, and a love story. Burroughs weaves virtually every pulp genre together into the tale of Bill Byrne, The Mucker.

The book is now in the public domain and can be found over at Project Gutenberg.

1 comment:

Crumbolst said...

Great find/link. I'm gonna read it!