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The Fu Manchu Omnibus: Volume 4 by Sax Rohmer

The Fu Manchu Omnibus: Volume 4
The Fu Manchu Omnibus: Volume 4
Sax Rohmer
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Allison & Busby; Reprint edition (February 11, 2000)
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Literature & Fiction
Volume Four includes:The Drums of Fu Manchu: The sound of the drums carries a warning to fourteen world leaders who stand in the way of Fu Manchu’s desire for world domination: surrender to his schemes, or die at the hands of his secret army. Even Nayland Smith has been marked for death by the beating of the drums…Shadow of Fu Manchu: The devil doctor plots to control the greatest weapon ever created – a weapon which dwarfs the power of the atomic bomb and which Nayland Smith must, at all costs, keep from falling into the hands of the most dangerous man in the world.Emperor Fu Manchu: No one in the Western world could be sure what lay behind the Bamboo Curtain, in the remote province of Szechuan. Only Nayland Smith suspects that the mysterious Master whom it hides, the true power behind Communist China, is in fact his old enemy, in a new disguise. His young undercover agent, Tony McKay, must enter Fu Manchu’s domain to penetrate the veil of secrecy.
  • Mautaxe
In the age of e-readers, one would think the advantage to buying a physical book would be the quality of the presentation, and perhaps it's similarly my mistake for assuming the word "omnibus" implied a somewhat high quality anthology volume.

No, this thing looks like it was made in two minutes flat.

A laminated soft cover with a low-resolution photo and text that looks like it was done on MS Paint contains a hurriedly assembled volume with no forward, afterward, introduction, about the author page, or any other supplemental materials of any kind, no proper table of contents page, and three stories that look like they were cut and paste from a word document with even chapter numbers mentioned on the page, but not even centered nor at the head of the page itself.

It's all so very cheap.

Yes, these are public domain stories now, but that's no reason to make a nearly $30 volume feel like something you pick up at Half Price Books for five bucks.
  • Grinin
loved it
  • Foiuost
love it
  • Andriodtargeted
love it
  • Original
Rohmer write a fun action/adventure/mystery. The characters never know quite what to expect. And Dr. Fu Manchu never ceases to surprise them!
  • Shalinrad
I was thrilled to death to find these titles in print--although I regret I didn't get the entire series while they were still available. Wonderful, wonderful books, many of which haven't been printed in years; now I want the rest of them!

I should mention that my copy had an AWFUL typo in it--about 3 paragraphs of the first book, inserted incorrectly into the second book. But considering these titles are virtually unavailable anywhere else, I was still happy with my purchase.