Thursday, December 27, 2012


This is my second post for THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Book Challenge for 2012. The first can be found here with my reviews of 6 of the 9 books in the challenge. 

As I posted before, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen started as a graphic novel by Alan Moore featuring various classic book characters, and the movie followed in 2003. Once again this challenge comes to us courtesy of Booking in Heels.

I only managed one more book in the challenge. That leaves two unread.
I still plan to read the last two. I just didn't complete this challenge before the end of 2012.

King Solomon's Mines - H. Rider Haggard

I confess, I really wanted to like this one. The writing reminds me a bit of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and I'm sorry to say that I'm not a Burroughs fan. I realize that it was written in a different time, with diferent notions of correctness and acceptability. But . . .

Allan Quartermain may be Indiana Jones' predecessor, but I think Indy benefited greatly from his partnership with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde   

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (kind of)


  1. I can't believe you did so well with this challenge! A huge thank you for joining in - I didn't actually manage to finish but I read some great books along the way.

    1. I'm glad I joined. Some of the books were ones I wouldn't have picked up otherwise, like "King Solomon's Mines."

      I think that is one of the benefits of the reading challenges for me. They push me to step outside my comfort zone.