This is an old post from over two years ago I thought of resharing (partly because I haven’t been getting much time to write these days, but also because these were very enjoyable adventure reads).

Literary Potpourri

This is from my reading journal of a few years ago when I found myself with Michael Crichton’s The Lost World as well as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World on my TBR―both of course adventure tales and both involving dinosaurs. I decided to read them together just to see whether the similarities ran deeper, and were deliberate or simply coincidental.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World was the first non-Sherlock book by him I have read (I haven’t done much to remedy this since, besides reading his account of the George Edalji trial, though I did read that his historical fiction was among his own favourite works.), and also the first in a series featuring Professor Challenger. In the book, young reporter Ed Malone finds himself charged by the lady he loves to be more adventurous and brave leading him to volunteer in a mission to South…

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