November 11th, 2008

Self-Portrait 3

Book Recommendation: Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 2

Wherein Conan the Barbarian --

-- kills a giant snake

-- kills a giant vulture

-- kills a giant made out of rock

-- kills a giant made out of iron

-- is told that the waters he just spent several hours swimming through are heavily shark-infested, and responds with "So?"

-- breaks a motherfucker's neck with nothing more than the power of the Cimmerian chin-check

ETA -- Oh yeah, the wenching. In answer to Luke's query, yes, there is wenching. Conan ends up with, kidnaps, rescues, or steals from her current man a different woman in almost every story in the book.

This still pales in comparison to the wenching contained in Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1, which features a scene where Conan reacts to a tavern wench's propositioning by leaning back in his chair and tossing a gold coin into her cleavage. This is accompanied by the caption "His reaction is typical. His aim... as true as ever."

If you likes you some Conan, you should probably go buy it them both.