Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Solomon Kane

I am in a Lovecraft kind of mood. However, I thought I would read some of the people in his scene. One of which was  Robert E. Howard. Howard was a pulp writer who is most famous for the Conan stories.

The short book I downloaded was: Solomon Kane and Other Works. I had never heard of the Solomon Kane character, but the three stories in the book were great. Solomon Kane was a puritan vigilante. Although the stories were essentially all about fighting, I thought they were very well written. That might be more a reflection of the level of writing in the cheap fiction in the kindle store. I see that there is a film based on the exploits of Solomon Kane.