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A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Aug 05, 2008

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bookshelves: adult-fiction
Recommended for: Sci-Fi fans
Read in January, 2009

Interesting first glimps for me into the Sci-Fi world. I think this quote sums up every chapter of the book:

"I realized that it was fight or die--with good chances of dying in any event--and so I struck the ground with drawn sword ready to defend myself as best I could." p. 195

The whole book was very over the top with "Daring" fight scenes that, while dangerous, never seriously injure our Protagonist. It's a fun and adventurous read if you don't want to think too hard. And don't expect too much out of the love department. John Carter is an old time, southern gentleman, even if he cuts off the heads of anyone who crosses him. So not a lot of love making, but a good deal of respectful (yet sappy) love talking!

I tried to keep a record of the social issues that Burroughs references in his book:
Lawyers (silly joke about them on page 57)
genetically selected breeding
population control
and the importance of love, kindness, affection, and friendship.
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Natalie OMG! Epic awesome coolest book ever.

Jacki Natalie wrote: "OMG! Epic awesome coolest book ever."

I'm pretty sure the book defines what it means to be camp.

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