The Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Terror’s Cradle by Duncan Kyle

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The 1970’s seems to have been a great period for the adventure & suspense novel. This book serves as a prime example. I purchased this book at a used book store for about .10 cents. I love finding books in English around places like these because they don’t sell so well, only the rare customer enjoys the challenge of reading novels in other languages, so I always find a very good deal on them.

This book serves as a fine example of what good suspense novels used to be. They aren’t filled with sickening love scenes. It’s and adventure. The character has a goal – in this case, find Alsa, his missing cohort – and return home victorious. The suspense is in the adventure and that’s the way it should be!

I really enjoyed this book. The print was of normal size, so it made for a quick read. The story was just that – the story. No sex, no fruitcakes, no cottony clouds. If you like adventure and happen to find this book, I’d highly recommend it! Enjoy!

If you would like to join the Recycled Book Reading Challenge, you can find the original post by clicking here. Every month on my posting, I will be including links to your challenge posts as well. I seem to have lost most of the people that were formerly doing this challenge (as I have surpassed the 1 year mark), so if you would like to join, please do so!

Here are some challenge posts:

The Tenth Garfield Treasury

Second Shot

Easter Island

Recycled Reads Review

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. r_prab says:

    Great! A satisfying adventure novel is the best reading experience! Lucky you got such a book. It must have helped you spend your time well! 🙂 I didn’t know English books are so rare at your place.. which language is mostly read there?

    PS: Thank you so much Mliae for including one of my earlier Recycled Reading post! I really miss reading books! I promise I will come back soon! Although I am not getting time to read, I too keep visiting old bookstores and pick up books. In last 6 months I have never got chance to read, but I have bought more than 20 books during this duration! 😛

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    1. mliae says:

      You are very welcome! That, buying books and not reading them – is exactly why I started this challenge. I’ve got books I’ve been dragging around with me for years!
      The languages most read in this country are Swedish, Finnish and Russian. There are books in English everywhere, but because they aren’t highly sought after – especially old ones – the price is minimal 🙂

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  2. Oh wow! I haven’t seen a Duncan Kyle book in ages! If you like his suspense stories, you might also want to look out for Desmond Bagley, Alistair Maclean, Sam Llewellyn (set mostly on the water and from the ’80s) and Dick Francis (horsy books). But my favourites are still Mary Stewart and her romantic suspense–some all the way from the 1950s!

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    1. mliae says:

      I will check them out, thanks for the tip! 😀

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