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review 2015-07-21 18:19
John Carter of Mars (Barsoom, #1-3) - Mike Ashley,Edgar Rice Burroughs,Tom Yeates

I read this book a chapter at time over a few months, which I think is a good way to consume this book as the writing is basically of the form "...and then this happened...and then this other thing happened..", which for me can become tiresome. It is written from the point of view of the main character and well, there is no other way to say it, he is kinda full of himself and brags a lot. Anyway I did enjoy these three books, but my favorite was the Gods of Mars, I just really liked the mythology presented in the story.

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review 2014-05-19 01:29
A Princess of Mars
Title : A Princess of Mars
Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
Series : Barsoom #1
Publisher : A. C. McClurg
Source : Ebook
Ratings : 2.5 out of 5 stars
    1866 Arizona, Confederate officer John Carter, Gentleman of Virginia, forever aged 30, wakes naked on Mars. Low gravity increases his speed and strength exponentially, so he impresses green alien Thark captors with fighting, wins high rank. He frees Dejah Thoris, Princess of red men in Helium, only to lose her to the Prince of opposing red Zodanga.

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      Former Confederate soldier John Carter is trapped in an Arizona cave and then wakes upon Mars, known to the natives as "Barsoom". Because his body is built for Earth's gravity, he has tremendous strength on Mars and can leap great distances with little effort.

     He quickly wins the respect of Tars Tarkas, the ferocious leader of the six-limbed, green Martian Tharks. But when the Tharks capture the beautiful humanoid princess Dejah Thoris, Carter almost immediately falls in love with her and begins plotting their escape.

    With the help of Dejah Thoris, the princess of another clan on Mars, John Carter fights for their freedom and love and to save the entire planet from destruction as the oxygen providing Atmosphere Factory slowly grinds to a halt.

      A Princess Of Mars is a product of another age, an adventure written to entertain an unsophisticated readership. Scientifically impossible and often soddenly narrated, it is too old-fashioned. But the book has been hugely influential, displays a good-natured innocence and certainly doesn't lack for action.

 
  • I like the way Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote about the following things:
  • The way a writer portrayed the value of feelings and emotions in life and how love and kindness conquers all.
  • The faithfulness of animals no matter on whichever planet they are whether its Mars or Earth. I liked Woola (the loyal friend & dog of John Carter)
The ending of the book was good. Few things left me to wonder that:
  • Is Dejah Thoris still alive?
  • Will John Carter find some way back to Mars or not?
  • Is there still any sign of life left on mars after the breakdown of atmosphere plant?
  • All experience of John Carter on mars was just his imagination or real?
Maybe I'll read the next novel to find out that what happen's next? But I would really wish the next movie would come out so I don't have to read it. :P
Neither do I like it nor do I dislike it. So, it's a 50/50 thing.
Source: letmebefictional.blogspot.com/2014/05/review-princess-of-mars-by-edgar-rice.html
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review 2013-08-28 00:00
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1) - Edgar Rice Burroughs Not bad but I feel that there are either holes in the plot or I've missed bits. Some of the description left me cold and there were times when the plot twist seemed obvious.
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photo 2013-08-07 09:17
Ilustracja: Daniel Grzeszkiewicz

Kolejny, specjalny numer magazynu "Coś na Progu" już w przedsprzedaży! (ilustracja na okładce: Daniel Grzeszkiewicz). Raz do roku wypełniamy "Cosia" prozą. Poprzednio były to opowiadania z gatunku weird fiction (CNP#3/2012), tym razem prezentujemy pełnowymiarową powieść mistrza pulp i weird fiction - Edgara R. Burroughsa ze słynnego cyklu Barsoom(m.in. "John Carter"/"Księżniczka Marsa"), pt. Władca umysłów z Marsa. Prócz tego w numerze także skoncentrowana na Burroughsie publicystyka, wywiady i komiksy. W PRZEDSPRZEDAŻY DARMOWY KOMIKSOWY SUPER PREZENT! http://dobrehistorie.pl/magazine,13.html

Source: cosnaprogu.blogspot.com
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photo 2013-07-10 08:19
Rzut oka na projekt okładki #8 "Coś na Progu" (ilustracja - Daniel Grzeszkiewicz)

W sierpniu premierę będzie miał #8, tym razem specjalny numer magazynu "Coś na Progu". Raz do roku skupiamy się w naszym piśmie na prawdziwie klasycznej pulpowej prozie. W zeszłe wakacje oddaliśmy w Wasze ręce specjalny numer wypełniony opowiadaniami (m.in. Bram Stoker, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Frank Herbert). Tym razem mamy dla Was pełnowymiarową powieść z uniwersum Barsoom, Edgara R. Burroughsa (twórca takich bohaterów jak Tarzan, czy John Carter). Numer uzupełnią także związane z tematem teksty publicystyczne i kilka niespodzianek. Cena pozostanie bez zmian. Wysyłki z naszego sklepu online - gratis!

Source: cosnaprogu.blogspot.com
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