|Title||:||Sun in the Hunter|
|Number of Pages||:||209 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Sun in the Hunter Reviews
Inaccurately listed in Goodreads as "Sun in the Hunter". Proper title "Sun in the Hunter's Eyes" first published in 1958 and included shortly thereafter in a condensed version in Reader's Digest Condensed Books. Now long out of print but I managed to find a used copy and re-read it now. So does it hold up some fifty years later? Absolutely!This an honest-to-goodness bang-up adventure yarn and a pretty good mystery to boot. Entirely enjoyable and to my surprise it hardly seems dated at all.Mark Derby was a pseudonym of Harry Wilcox; some of his books were published under his real name. Many of his books were adventure stories set in and around southeast Asia. That (to us) exotic and often unruly part of the world provides an ideal setting for such a story. And it's immediately clear that Derby knew the territory very well and knew how to exploit it for best effect.It's regrettable that Derby and his work are almost entirely forgotten today. His characters are wonderfully drawn, even the missing man Andrew, whose troublesome personality and shadowy history form a constant presence even though its unclear whether he is still alive (no spoiler here).To anyone who has recently enjoyed Indiana Jones or still remembers Terry and the Pirates I say: "Try to find a copy of this book; you will not be disappointed!"I have found some of Derby's books thru Amazon, Riverwoods or Abe Books.