Volume 10 of the Tom Swift series finds our hero building a new airship and taking it to Africa, where he hunts elephants with his new electric rifle and rescues two missionaries from a savage and crafty tribe of red pygmies. Please remember that this book was published in 1911, and attitudes and language acceptable at that time are not politically correct today.
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Nostalgia and fun, but not much else.
It's not that it's a bad story. Yes, it's dated (written over 100 years ago) and I expected that; but it was just a little flat, even for this type of early 20th-Century, young-man-on-an-adventure type book.
He sounded far too old for the young protagonist and it was distracting.
There were a lot of "continuing adventures" of Tom Swift written.
Not bad. Not great. If you are nostalgic for the books you read as a kid in the '70s or even earlier, it'll be an enjoyable diversion and that's it.
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