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by Toohey
Thu 27 Jul, 2006 08:53:59
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Discussion arising from the critique of The Golden Spaniard
Replies: 14
Views: 12530

Sorry to disappoint you but of course my answer would be a no. By Communist, you must mean the state-capitalist regimes like Cuba, USSR or China. As I'm against both left and right wing capitalism the answer would be a resounding no. I would speak out against there regimes sending troops here. Yes, ...
by Toohey
Mon 24 Jul, 2006 14:54:15
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 20906

Decline of Wheatley

To be honest I've not been that impressed with his talents as a writer - he did not have a great deal of literary talent but could pen a good romp. Though more often than not this wasn't the case as the majority of his works are a bit of a mess! Almost every novel is too long and rambling with too m...
by Toohey
Mon 24 Jul, 2006 13:22:20
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Meeting the author
Replies: 0
Views: 4053

Meeting the author

Hello!

Did anyone here ever meet Dennis Wheatley?

If so, would you care to share your experiences with the rest of us?
by Toohey
Mon 24 Jul, 2006 08:04:11
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Discussion arising from the critique of The Golden Spaniard
Replies: 14
Views: 12530

Discussion arising from the critique of The Golden Spaniard

(Continued from the critique of The Golden Spaniard.........(webmaster)) Is that what it all boils down to - the lesser of two evils? What a choice! Perosnally I would not have aided either side as both were very similair. One side represented left-wing capitalism and the other right-wing capitaism...
by Toohey
Thu 20 Jul, 2006 13:43:33
Forum: The Man who Killed the King
Topic: The Man Who Killed the King
Replies: 1
Views: 5035

Unofrtuantely I found this one of his worst efforts I've read to date. Over-long and very boring. Wheatley just hasn't a historians talent to make the events of the Franch revolutin appear exciting. I found it hard to believe that Roger Brook could flit back and forth over the channel so much and st...
by Toohey
Thu 20 Jul, 2006 10:27:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Duc de Richleau novels..
Replies: 1
Views: 3481

I loved the novel Prisoner in a Mask. That is a great romp and a cracking adventure story to boot. ****warning - this review contains spoilers**** There are a great many exciting episodes, my favourite being where the Duc is rescued from captivity on Devils Island by an American sailor. The Duc in t...
by Toohey
Tue 18 Jul, 2006 07:54:19
Forum: The Golden Spaniard
Topic: The Golden Spaniard
Replies: 5
Views: 8019

Franco still accepted help from both Hitler and Mussolini so he was a bed-fellow. The fact that he was not an out-an-out fascist does not excuse what he did and the regime he ran in Spain. So the Duc can hardly get any brownie points for trying to aid him. As for Hitler and Musslonin being anti-reli...
by Toohey
Wed 12 Jul, 2006 09:40:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Remake of The Devil Rides Out
Replies: 0
Views: 3963

Remake of The Devil Rides Out

If there was a possible remake of TDRO who would you like to see the lead roles? I still think CHirstopher Lee is still able to pull of the Duc. For Mocata i'd like to see Alfred Molina Tanith would either be Selma Blair or Patrician Velasquez Simon would be Dan Stevens or even Hugh Grant As for Rex...
by Toohey
Tue 11 Jul, 2006 11:08:26
Forum: The Golden Spaniard
Topic: The Golden Spaniard
Replies: 5
Views: 8019

A very enjoyable book, one of my favourite books by Wheatley. Bu the politics will make you grit your teeth! This book is so hysterically one-sided in favour of the fascists it makes you wonder if he was serious. Basically it's message is Repubilcans/Democrats are evil and the Fascist Franco and his...
by Toohey
Tue 11 Jul, 2006 10:24:45
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Duc de Richleau
Replies: 2
Views: 3808

Duc de Richleau

Would anyone be able to help me with the age of the noble Duc? The fist book he appears in, The Prisoner in the Mask, is set in 1894 and in this book my guess he is in his early 20's. Though by the last book Dangerous Inheritance, set in 1960, he must be knocking on for 90! But, a few years ago, Chr...
by Toohey
Mon 3 Jul, 2006 14:57:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 19748

Post moved to the Book Review section The Ka of Gifford Hillary
by Toohey
Mon 3 Jul, 2006 14:57:21
Forum: The Ka of Gifford Hillary
Topic: The Ka of Gifford Hillary
Replies: 3
Views: 7453

The Ka of Gifford Hillary

A great, fast and fun read of by Wheatley is the Ka of Gifford Hilary. I love it how a warning is given to skip the boring/political part early on in the book. If only all the novels I've read so far contained a similair warning. Then we skip to the parts containing the 'real' story and ignore the '...

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