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Land of Terror (Pellucidar #6)

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If you have ever wondered what a civilized man of the twentieth century would do if catapulted into an Old Stone Age where huge cave bears, saber-toothed tigers, monstrous carnivorous dinosaurs, mammoths, and mastodons roamed the savage terrain, you need look no further than Land of Terror, the sixth installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Pellucidar series.  Years ago David ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Bison Books (first published 1944)
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Jun 21, 2010 Neil rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not one of ERB's best. By this time in Burroughs career (late 1930's to early 1940's) he had largely run out of original ideas and had largely begun to parody his earlier work. The first half or so of the book is particularly poor, it's only when he gets to the giant ants and floating islands that the book finally arises from a one star rating. There is some fairly good satire throughout including a surprisingly good opening chapter, before it descends into bathos
The last chapter has to be the
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Feb 12, 2015 Adan Ramie rated it liked it
What can I say about Land of Terror? At first, I found myself bored. Then, a few pages in, I found myself halfway to enraged at what seemed to be the author's disregard for women as a whole. Riding on the wave of two failures, however, kept me reading until the end. Overall, I would say it was a pretty decent sci-fi/fantasy story.

[Full review available 2/23/15 on my blog.]
This book has been out of print for quite a long time. After reading it I can see why.

The story follow David Innes on another adventure. He sets out on a expedition, gets captured by a tribe of hostile natives, escapes, only to get captured by another group of indigenous people. Repeat this story line 4 or 5 times and that's all there is to this book.

Feb 02, 2009 Tim rated it liked it
As I continue to read the Pellucidar series I am less and less impressed by the story telling in them, but they are enjoyable in an Indiana Jonesy way. The characters are likable if a bit shallow, and the action is interesting even if the resolution relies a bit too much on happenstance.
Oct 11, 2012 Jim rated it it was amazing
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The Pelliucidar series is my favorite series written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I used to walk to Grand Central and gather bottles along the side of the road. I would be able to collect enough bottles and turn them in for the deposit for the next book in this (and all of his series)series of books!
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Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
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