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Picked up a $2.99 Omnibus for Kindle. Been meaning to read his stuff for a while since I love Conan and I've heard him mentioned as a contemporary of Lovecraft, who is one of my absolute favorites.

Pretty explicit softcore porn stuff in parts, which is to say, right up my alley.
 

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The writing is surprisingly modern; the misogyny and racism isn't :lol:
 

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Those are great books! I read Howard's Conan novels years ago as a kid and have been meaning to replace them for a while now. Robert Jordan of Wheel of Time fame wrote several Conan novels years back, those were pretty good and so were L. Sprague deCamp's - if you ever get a chance, check them out as you'd probably like them, too.
 

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I have 3 different anthology books for Conan, and until I read them, I had no idea how colorful fantasy really was even at the 1920's.

One of the stories that cracked me up was the one about the pirate queen and after conan killed some beastie or something, the pirate queen apparently threw off her garments and demanded conan's "big love" and fucked her in front of the rest of the crew like a boss.

Despite those bits, :lol: , they are very cool and brutal stories.
 

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I have 3 different anthology books for Conan, and until I read them, I had no idea how colorful fantasy really was even at the 1920's.

One of the stories that cracked me up was the one about the pirate queen and after conan killed some beastie or something, the pirate queen apparently threw off her garments and demanded conan's "big love" and fucked her in front of the rest of the crew like a boss.

Despite those bits, :lol: , they are very cool and brutal stories.
Try reading some Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan or Mars books) Same era and pretty enjoyable

As for the Misogyny Howard has nothing on John Norman (Gor Novels - all 25+ of them written in the 70's and 80's)

His fiction places emphasis on living in accordance with a Nietzsche-esque natural order, sponsoring a hierarchy of talent, especially strength. Based on this assumed hierarchy, to analyze gender differences, he contends that woman is the submissive natural helper, and figurative slave, of dominant man. His work often takes this observation literally: heroes enslave heroines who, upon being enslaved, revel in the discovery of their natural place. Bondage in the novels and in his Imaginative Sex guide is overtly and completely sexual in nature and while the philosophy presented is unquestionably that of male dominance, the male characters are themselves often temporarily and elaborately enslaved by powerful females. In an interview[1] with Polygraff magazine, Norman stated that he believes that it is obvious that all societies are based on dominance and hierarchy.
 
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