“Liked this story just as well as King Solomon's Mines. A great lost world adventure.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Liked this story just as well as King Solomon's Mines. A great lost world adventure.”Gaius Lucius Metallus wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A honest to goodness adventure story from start to end. This one is also littered with very insightful observations time and again. Really loved it. Story of the time when men were men, women were women,all brits were adventurous and chivalrous.
“Loved this book. LOVED it. It was full of adventure, battles, AND a bit of romance. Allan is an amazing character. I loved H. Rider's writing style, it was elaborate but not like...too intense. Very much loved this book.”Elisabeth wrote this review Wednesday, November 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The novel begins as the famous hunter and adventurer Allan Quartermain and his friends are getting bored with civilized life in England, so they decide to go back to Africa to see if they can find a legendary tribe of white people in an area so remote that it's impossible to get to. In the course of their adventures, they fight the natives, discover an undiscovered civilization, and win a massive war for their friends. As repetitive as it seems for anyone who's read any of Haggard's other books, it wouldn't be much of an adventure novel if our heroes didn't do any of the above.
Haggard's novels are what they are. I'm sure they were quite popular with a certain demographic when they were published, and they're interesting to read from a literary/historical point of view, but I'm glad I've finished my collection of his works and won't be reading any more of him.”
“SPOILER: I really like the confidence of an author that will kill the main character at the end of a book. Nowadays authors just won't wrap up a story.”David K wrote this review Thursday, April 29, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Old classics are the best. This is the continuing adventures of AlanQuartermain, Sir Henry, and other companions. They search in Africa for a white race that no one has ever heard of and find them. What a great book. Please read. ”Pat C wrote this review Tuesday, April 6, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An old tale but it still captures the imagination. Haggard has been castigated for racism and mysoginism yet he put both native Africans and women in strong roles. Though considered a boy's own tale, it is suitable for all - though there are a few quite scary moments for youngsters. A book of its time and it should be read as such.”Nik M wrote this review Wednesday, February 25, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“How did a Victorian writer managed to get my blood pumping? Warning: there is nothing politically correct about this silly adventure.”Joshua M wrote this review Saturday, February 9, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No