When an ancient Red Indian medicine man is reincarnated
in modern day New York intent on reclaiming his land from
the white men the only two people who can stop him are a fake
mystic, who has spent years swindling old ladies in order
to earn a living, and a modern-day medicine man...
Manitou was Graham Masterton's debut novel
and was made into a film starring Tony Curtis and Susan Strasberg
in the late seventies. This special Telos edition celebrates
the 25th anniversary of this novel and is available in two
editions; a limited edition, signed and numbered hardback
and a paperback.
feature a new introduction by Graham Masterton, and the book's
original ending which, after publication in the first hardback
edition, was changed for all subsequent editions. The revised
ending is also present. Both editions feature internal illustrations
taken from pre-production drawings for the 1970s film which
have never before seen publication. The paperback features
two of these in full colour on the cover whilst the hardback
features an additional colour section with 12 full colour
illustrations and is limited to 100 copies, each signed by
be honest, being able to read both endings to the book, I
must admit to be in favour of the original, shorter version.
The ending which has replaced Masterton's original is a little
on the crazy side with the spirit of a computer being called
upon to help defeat the evil Red Indian spirit. In places
this novel shows its age. There is one overtly racist sentence
and the original story had the heroes question whether the
white man had actually learned anything since he virtually
wiped out the Indians.
good solid read that doesn't disappoint. I strongly advice
purchasing the deluxe edition - they are sure to become much
sought after collector's items in the future.
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