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review 2017-05-16 06:08
Fantasyland
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs,John Seelye

 

I'm not sure why this one was marked fantasy, but, whatever works. :  )

Burroughs is always a fun read.

 

I can't decide if Capt. John Carter is just lucky or if he really is that good.

A little of both I think.

 

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review 2017-03-31 04:34
Surprisingly good
Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs

Knock me sideways, that last third made this so much better than I expected.

 

It IS full of "whiteman's burdeen", and "fair for it time" commentary, and "nobility breeds true" and all that chivarious "poor little woman" bullshit. But... BUT! That friendship with D'arnot! And all the intern exploration Jane does on her feelings for Tarzan. And through out all of the book, the fact that Clayton is NOT the asshole so many adaptations turn him into but a honestly good man (with a few very understandably petty moments).

 

Which totally makes the end a stake to the heart. I did not expect to, but it made me care.

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review 2017-01-27 00:00
Tarzan & the Jewels of Opar / Jungle Tales of Tarzan (Tarzan, #5-6)
Tarzan & the Jewels of Opar / Jungle Tales of Tarzan (Tarzan, #5-6) - Edgar Rice Burroughs Two books for the price of one
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
After a business venture collapses, Tarzan decides the best way to get out of this problem is to head off to Opar and steal some of the gold they have left lying around.
A bash on the head leaves him with only the memory of his days growing up with the apes and he reverts to the savage man he once was.
Meanwhile, Jane manages to get herself kidnapped, escape, lost, kidnapped again (and again).

This took a while to get into, with a lot of things having to fall into place before the finale making it a bit of a chore before the action started.

Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Various short stories of Tarzan as a boy growing up with the apes. Some are better than others, but they follow each other logically and lead into the next story quite well.
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text 2016-10-28 21:10
Reading progress update: I've read 135 out of 232 pages.
Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs
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review 2016-10-01 16:11
John Carter returns to Barsoom
The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs

The second in the series, this book sees John Carter returning to Barsoom and ending up in their equivalent of the afterlife – or is it?
There’s lots of action and a ton of fighting, ending in a cliffhanger.
The language may now seem old-fashioned but this pulp fiction adventure still amuses and entertains.

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