Biggles and Cruise of the Condor Paperback
by W. E. Johns
A dull murmur, like distant thunder, reached their ears and brought Biggles to his feet with a rush. 'What is it?' he gasped.-At the first sound Dickpa had leapt for the flashlight. 'Quick,' he snapped, as the floor of the cave sagged sickeningly. 'Get out - it's an earthquake! Ah - stop!' he screamed. A visit to Biggles' uncle, Dickpa, lands Biggles, Algy and mechanic Smyth in a dangerous adventure looking for an ancient Inca treasure hoard.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 07/08/1994
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780099938705
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Review by simon_carr
The Biggles series is one that I somehow missed out on reading as a young boy but I came across the Red Fox series on Amazon and was taken in by their amazingly evocative covers so took the plunge and bought a couple.Cruise of the Condor is an enjoyable adventure novel in which Biggles hunts Inca treasure in Brazil. The plot moves from one thrill to another and, whilst hardly realistic, it's generally a pleasure to follow our hero's exploits. Of course the world has moved on in the nearly 80 years since first publication, and the almost naive sense of discovery that is present throughout the text sometimes seems almost trivial in today's digital world. A guilty pleasure then, but a pleasure nevertheless, the Biggles canon is large and I for one am looking forward to exploring it further.
Review by nwdavies
The action never lets up in this, the first Biggles novel (as different from the first Biggles book which was basically a series of short stories). Suspend your disbelief and just hang on for the ride. It's not great literature, it's not always believable but it is great fun.