Tuesday, March 13, 2007

To Read: King of the Khyber Rifles

Talbot Mundy is a pulp writer who you don't hear mentioned very often. In fact, I'd never heard of him until Bookgasm reviewed his book Caves of Terror. But Caves wasn't Mundy's first book about Athelstan King, Anglo-Indian captain of the Khyber Rifles, and I'm too obsessive to start in the middle of a series. So what's going on my Wish List is the first in the Athelstan King series, King of the Khyber Rifles.

There's nothing in the plot that particularly stands out to me, but enough people compare Mundy to H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, Robert E. Howard, and Edgar Rice Burroughs to get my attention.

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