[MOBI] ✓ The Golden Scorpion | By ✓ Sax Rohmer

The Golden Scorpion By Sax Rohmer,

  • Title: The Golden Scorpion
  • Author: Sax Rohmer
  • ISBN: 9781406840049
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Four brilliant men have died mysteriously and the only clue is the carved tail of a golden scorpion, left beside their bodies The man behind the horror calls himself The Scorpion, and he clearly is a man of superior cunning When the finest detectives of France and England join forces to stop The Scorpion before he can add a fifth victim to his list, the twisting tFour brilliant men have died mysteriously and the only clue is the carved tail of a golden scorpion, left beside their bodies The man behind the horror calls himself The Scorpion, and he clearly is a man of superior cunning When the finest detectives of France and England join forces to stop The Scorpion before he can add a fifth victim to his list, the twisting trail takes them through the haunts of London s underworld to the seamy opium dens of Chinatown and from there into the Lair of the Scorpion.
    The Golden Scorpion Four brilliant men have died mysteriously and the only clue is the carved tail of a golden scorpion left beside their bodies The man behind the horror calls himself The Scorpion and he clearly is a

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    1. The review from afar No 19Re revised forward to these overseas reviews Since emulating a yo yo, I continue to rely on the old style Kindle 3G for any non technical reading I tip my hat to the fine folks at Project Gutenberg virtually every title I have or will be reading in the near future comes from them.The Golden Scorpion is a novel that starts two investigators from opposite sides of the English Channel Detective Inspector Dunbar of Scotland Yard and Gaston Max of the Paris Police force This [...]

    2. The Golden Scorpion by Sax Rohmer is one of many Yellow Peril type adventure mystery stories from the early 20th Century Trading heavily on Western fears and the mysteries of the Orient, super villains from the East like Rohmer s Dr Fu Manchu and the titular Scorpion of this story were presented as evil Chinese master criminals out to destroy Western Civilization If you want your mysteries politically correct or sanitzed, then these stories are not for you If you want a peek at the mind set of t [...]

    3. It s a shame that people get hung up on the racism in this book as it s a thumping good read Guys you need to remember that this is of its time and therefore will use language and s of its time.If you take that into consideration there are some really high concept ideas in there and the Gaston Max section of the book is worthy of the read in itself Miska is an almost well rounded character and excellent avatar for the nascent women s emancipation movement at that time

    4. An old mystery novel that is certainly the product of it s time Unfortunately, that includes a fair bit of racism in the story despite the fact even the characters refute that this is a Yellow Peril story If can get past the old writing style and all that comes with it, it isn t a bad read My only real complaint is that the final act seemed rather rushed, and the ending is, in a word, abrupt I flipped the page expecting to see a little , only to find that it was the last page.

    5. Like most of his works, it pulls you right in and is a fun ride It s pretty much a Fu Manchu story, without directly involving that character I found that a little disappointing, because I was hoping for something different, like Brood of the Witch King Clearly they re set in the same Fu Manchuniverse, but I was not aware of that when I grabbed the e book However, if you enjoy the formula of the Fu Manchu books, you ll enjoy The Golden Scorpion.

    6. This book is not only a sequel to The Yellow Claw featuring again French detective Gaston Max and Inspector Dunbar of Scotland Yard, but also fits into the Fu Manchu sequence between The Hand of Fu Manchu and The daughter of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu himself briefly appears but is unnamed One of Rohmer s best, the delightfully far fetched story never flags.

    7. Again, tough to star this effectively A thrilling adventure tale full of cliffhanging suspense and good old fashioned racism Lots of mystery of the Orient stuff, and a mysterious Chinese villain we know he s evil, cause he s a Chinaman Ugh Finally, someone survives a rather severe blow to the head, and another character remarks, you must have a skull like a Negro So it s that kind of book Probably not worth reading in this day and age.

    8. Three stars is probably a bit generous for this book as it is basically the same story as The Yellow Claw which I reviewed earlier with just a few changes Not a bad page turner but with a rather abrupt and unsatisfactory ending.

    9. Classic mystery featuring the author s usual characters amateur sleuth, Scotland Yard man, oriental villain involved in a fiendish plot to take on the world, and an exotic beauty.

    10. The middle part, where Gaston Max takes center stage, is the best section of the novel.For adventure reviews, see skjam tag adventure

    11. A magnificent adventure, capturing elements of the orient, mingled with science, with evil, with torture, with passion I enjoyed this

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