A Feast Unknown (Secrets of the Nine #1 - Wold Newton Parallel Universe) (Memoirs of Lord Grandrith)
I'm ambivalent about this book. I like it for its use of Tarzan and Doc Savage as templates for its two protagonists and for its "pulpy" theme of evil masterminds plotting global domination. I don't like its use of very graphic sex, violence and, particularly, sexual violence.Apparently, Farmer wrote the book (and its sequels) as a satire of the pulp novels he evidently enjoyed as a youth, but extended the use of violence and what he appears to have perceived as a latent homo-eroticism, to the nth degree. This is a very explicit and graphic book and not for the easily shocked. If you like sex and violence, this is the book for you!Personally, I enjoy Farmer's writing and inventiveness but could have done without the excessive shedding of bodily fluids of various descriptions.