Saturday, September 15, 2007

Farmer Immersion: A PEMBERLEY HOUSE reading list

These are the books I've read in preparation for writing The Evil in Pemberley House--or in many cases, reread. Some of them I am reading simultaneously in order to help maintain the mood.

By Philip José Farmer
  • Tarzan Alive (of course)--I've lost track of how many times I've read this. 5 or 6?
  • Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life--ditto.
  • A Barnstormer in Oz (2)
  • The Dark Heart of Time: A Tarzan Novel (2)
  • Escape from Loki: Doc Savage's First Adventure (3)
  • Love Song (1)--highly recommended if you've never read it.
  • The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (4)
  • Time's Last Gift (4)
  • Image of the Beast (2)
  • Blown (2)
  • Traitor to the Living (1)
  • The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (4 or 5?)
And the others....
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1)
  • The Man of Bronze by Lester Dent (3 or 4?)
  • The Golden Peril by Harold Davis & Lester Dent (1)
  • The Golden Man by Lester Dent (1)
  • They Died Twice by Lester Dent (1)
  • "The Adventure of the Priory School" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (3 or 4)
  • "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2)
  • Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs (2)
  • The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs (2)


Dennis E. Power said...

If you haven't read it or haven't read if for a while, I would suggest you read Lord Tyger. Although there aren't any overt connections the depiction of Ras Tyger as a Tarzan figure is a sort of transitional one between A Feast Unknown and Dark Heart of time. The millionaire villain is also straddles the line between pulp and modern depictions of such characters. For you purposes however I think that Lord Tyger represents a Farmerian depiction of restrained sexuality, it is more explicit than say in Traitor to the Living but not as graphic as in A Feast Unknown.

"Abbey Tarnhelm" said...

That is a great suggestion, I will add it to the list. Thanks, El Head.