Howard’s Conan

Still working my way through the Conan stories and it’s (sadly) clear that the better Conan stories so far are indeed the ones by Robert E. Howard. I’ve always been wary of the dismissal of de Camp’s and Carter’s stories as merely pastiche, but it does seem that there’s something qualitatively different about a Howard story. (It could be that Howard often breaks his stories up into different narrative perspectives, rather than following Conan exclusively. A little like early Hollywood movies.)