Gitabushi has been prodding me for a while now to read The Mucker, one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ lesser known novels. I’m generally not a fan of “Just power through the first 100 pages and then it gets really good” stories, but seeing as how I’ve plowed a-ways through and I’m starting to enjoy it now, I’ll probably finish it this month.
My initial experience with The Mucker reminds me of my aborted reading of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. When you’re expecting SFF and instead you get mundane adventure fiction…well, it can still be a good time, but it can also be something of a letdown. Also I’m not sure why everyone can speak Japanese.
Meanwhile I’m trying to expand my exposure to Philip K. Dick with a book of shorts that Kaiju gifted me. So I guess I’m also Dicking around!
Happy New Year.