Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Swords of Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber

I'd seen this series floating around on audible, but could never make up my mind to try it. Then, last week when it went on sale, I saw that Niel Gaiman did the intro and figured it might be good after all. Besides, for that price, I could live with one that wasn't so great.

If you are a teenage boy, this book is probably brilliant. Lots of sword fighting, beautiful women and naked slaves. Don't get me wrong, it's not x-rated or anything, but there is a lot of innuendo and all the things that are right up a young boy's street. It's no wonder Gaiman liked it. I don't think I know a single male who wouldn't. As for me, I thought it was OK. I got through it, but, being female and not so enamoured with beautiful women and naked slaves, I won't be reading it again, or buying any of the other books in the series.

1 comment:

Holly said...

I have looked at many of Leiber's works and even started some of them. Haven't finished any....

when you have time, drop me your snail mail so that I can send you the sock kit that you won!