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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mention My Name in Atlantis by John Jakes

This book is a parody of the Conan books with much tongue in cheek humor and amusing action.

Hoptor the Vintner peddles a  unique type of vintage.   His business practices leads to societal connections that cross the entire spectrum of the Atlantis populace.  It also runs him afoul of the entrenched bureaucracy.

Conax the Chimerical is a barbarian of massive stereotypes.   In addition to his mighty thews he is definitively the least sharp knife in the drawer.

The two main protagonists are joined by a host of unsavory characters who play a large part in the disappearance of Atlantis.   Some of the characters feel blue and are far from home seeking their own needful grail. 

I have read a lot of Jakes and as amusing as this was, I enjoyed his historic fiction and the Kent family far more.

I recommend the book though.

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