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Title : The Amazing Quest of Doctor Syn
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ISBN : 9781419152009
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 204 Pages
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The Amazing Quest of Doctor Syn Reviews

  • Jim Dooley
    2019-02-19 19:56

    Although filled with many entertaining moments, I found this to be the first misstep in the series. The central plot around the inheritance was very weak for a Scarecrow adventure. The villain was more of a caricature than a fully fleshed-out creation. And the rescue mission to Wales was much more the result of ego rather than of need.It amazed me that one potentially fascinating plotline, how the Scarecrow’s Night Riders were infiltrated, was dealt with entirely in the first chapter. To my mind, that was the intriguing plot point, but it is discarded for the inheritance story.Although there had been a good amount of dialogue in the earlier books, this one was fairly brimming with it. There were moments when I wondered why the characters didn’t be quiet and DO something. Almost every plot turn was described on and on in dialogue as if the reader was going to have difficulty following it.Now, there were very good portions that cause the book to be worth the read. The rescue mission to try and free one of the Scarecrow’s captured men is exciting, as is the capture of Dr. Syn and the Welsh lawyer. Also, whenever the Scarecrow rides forth, the story picks up immediately.Despite the deaths, this is a tamer entry in the series. There is a decided effort to make the former Captain Clegg more of a hero … for film friends, more the Disney version than the Hammer version. Indeed, since the first book in the series ends the story, it was difficult for me to imagine the Dr. Syn of this book ever becoming the one portrayed in the first one.It was still a rollicking-enough adventure that I’ll be continuing the series at a later date. After all, the child in me is still entranced by The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh. I only hope that the stakes are higher in the next adventure.