Thursday, November 29, 2012
Shannon's Review = The Crossroads by L. Ron Hubbard
Title: The Crossroads
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Genre: Fantasy, Pulp Fiction
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Received: From publicist for review
Release Date: June 2010
What is it About?
3 stories by author L. Ron Hubbard previously published in Pulp magazines.
I have read a few of Hubbard’s short stories I have to say that this one was my favorite ...well at least the first two stories are. It surprised me because I did not think I would find anything of Hubbard I would like but the first two stories are different.
A poor farmer leaves his home hoping to sell the food he has grown. On his travel to the city he comes to a crossroad. Not knowing where to go he sits for lunch. As he stays at the crossroad strange and unusual people stop by and barter with him.
An old woman is offered a deal from a angel. She will give her youth and everything she wants for 2 days but after those days she will turned back to her present circumstances.
The Devil’s Rescue
A survivor of a boat wreck is found by another ship. They bring him back to health only to hope to imprison him on the ship.
As I said the first two stories are in my opinion better than the last. They are more like fables where the last one is written differently. I feel like first two stories you have a little fun reading them. Devil’s Rescue you kind of have to work your brain harder to understand what is going on. I would recommend this book for fantasy lovers.
L. Ron Hubbard