I've recently started re-reading the Tarzan novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Despite being a hardcore ERB fan, I avoided the Tarzan books for years because I assumed they were as crappy as the movies. I loathed the way Tarzan ran around grunting like a moron in the films, and always thought that's just the way he was. But the "real" Tarzan in the books wasn't stupid at all. It turns out he's a genius who speaks a dozen languages, runs a financial empire, AND happens to be Lord of the Jungle...
After a while, the books get a little repetitive, but the earlier stories are brilliant.
Right now I'm trying to finish up Book #4, The Son of Tarzan, so I am going to stop blogging now...
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Wonder why they had to dumb down the movies? I would think the viewers would have appreciated a more “complex” Tarzan as much as the readers. Hmmm, maybe lazy screenwriters?
I, too, run a financial empire and am a Lord of the Jungle.
Dude, what happened to the Sanjaya Mohawk? You cant tell me that Tarzan Dave swings around without the mohawk!
I’ve never read the the Tarzan books because I hated the movies. It’s worth a look then.
And Lil Dave in a loincloth-very cute.
Bad Monkey looks like he’s about to head-butt Lil’ Dave …
Ditto what Frances said 😀
Is it bad all I can think of is those little Dave nipples?
I take it the loincloth is based on a favourite outfit? I, too, avoided the books because of the films… Off to the library go I
That is all very, very very “boy-like”. Cool. I’m reading the “Little House on the Prairie” series to my two little ones. We’re all girls here.
Wow! I wasn’t actually aware that there were more Tarzan stories!
But, yeah, the books are always 10 million times better than the movies!
Hi Lil’Dave Tarzan… I am Lil’Jane ! How are you ?
How many Tarzan books are there? A couple dozen?
I’m finishing up the “His Dark Materials” trilogy at the moment. About 60 pages of “The Amber Spyglass” left. Philip Pullman doesn’t think much of Catholics 🙂
My Grandfather loved, loved, LOVED the Tarzan books. He had the complete set and was alwasy trying to convince me I should read them. I never did. Maybe I should give them another try?
Those Tarzan movies (w/Johnny W. and Maureen O.)were THE BEST when I was a kid! Thou shalt not speak ill…Though I gotta admit, now when I look at them, they are maybe not THAT good…but believe me, when I saw them in the ’60’s on the Saturday afternoon tv movies, it was a treat when they were on. Jane was soooo hot!
Is it difficult to hold onto a slippery green vine with only three fingers and a thumb? Just wondering here.
At least BM has a prehensile (I’ve always wanted to use that word, until now) tail and prehensile hands and prehensile feet.
Little Dave is hot in a loincloth! Is he able to emulate Johnny Weismuller’s famous Tarzan yell? Sound effects would be good here.
I applied to be Lord of the Jungle a couple of years ago but didn’t meet the language requirement.
Damn public schools!