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The Man of Bronze / The Land of Terror - Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent I was in the middle of a furious pulp kick and decided to give one of the legends of pulp adventure a try. Man of Bronze was a little stilted and stiff but Dent was working from someone else's outline. I cut him some slack.

Land of Terror was much better and was fairly violent. It is the quintessential pulp adventure story, with a lost colony of dinosaurs inside an inactive volcanic crater, action, plot twists, and a mysterious gas that breaks down the structure of atoms.

One thing I'm noticing is the over the top nature of some of Doc's cohorts. Renny punches through door panels to relax himself. Ham gets his nickname from an incident during WWI when someone (everyone in the world knows it was Monk Mayfair) framed him for stealing hams. Pretty sure I'm not the only one who rolls my eyes whenever they mention it, and I'm assured they mention it in every story.

All in all, I caught myself enjoying it a few times.