Book Review: “The Island of Fu-Manchu” by Sax Rohmer

February 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Sax Rohmer in his book, “island fu manchu book coverThe Island of Fu-Manchu” Book Ten in the Dr. Fu-Manchu series published by Titan Books brings us new adventures of Sir Denis Nayland Smith and, of course, the evil Dr. Fu-Manchu.

From the Back Cover:  “Imagine a person, tall, lean, and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan…”

The year is 1941, and the world is engulfed in war. Having consolidated his forces, Fu-Manchu seeks to tip the balance of power by launching assaults from a hidden stronghold in the Caribbean. His target: the United States naval forces, just entering the global conflict.

To stop the Devil Doctor, Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his ally, Bart Kerrigan, pick up the trail in London during the blackout, following it to New York, then the Panama Canal, and finally the land of voodoo—Haiti. There they face the enemy’s deadly combination of advanced technology and deep-rooted mysticism!

BONUS FEATURE: The Turkish Yataghan”, the third of the “lost adventures of Nayland Smith.

Afterword by Leslie S. Kilnger

“The Island of Fu-Manchu” reads like the old Movie Serials in that there is plot, action, a cliffhanger, out of danger, more plot, more action then another cliffhanger all throughout the book. I have no complaints. This is one super exciting book. Why Hollywood is not making this series into movies I do not have a clue. “The Island of Fu-Manchu” is a thriller, no doubt about it.  Smith faces all kinds of perils as he races to stop this evil man. And the action leaps from London to New York on to Panama then Haiti.  Mr. Rohmer writes in a breathless style that will keep you on the edge of your seat, flipping pages as fast as you can read them just trying to keep up with a runaway roller coaster ride story.  “The Island of Fu-Manchu” is the perfect read to get your adrenalin going and root for the good guys to conquer a menace that is almost supremely evil.  This is a wild ride read and I recommend it highly.  This is a high-octane series and I am so glad that Titan Books is bringing the whole series back.  I am really looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Titan Books.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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