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The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Feb 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, science-fiction

Having now read the first three of Burroughs's John Carter novels, I have a new sense of the word "archetype." Every fan of fantasy and science fiction should read these novels in order to understand better how these two genres have developed by experiencing what they grew from. Although Burroughs's work could be improved in many different ways (more complex characters, more descriptive action, etc.), such criticisms would miss what the novels excel at - wonder and suspense. For when reading these novels one cannot help but read in almost childlike fascination (read wonder and suspense) at the chronicles at the original "American hero." I will better appreciate the American version of a hero thanks to these novels, and for that alone I am grateful.

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February 24, 2012 – Started Reading
February 24, 2012 – Shelved
February 24, 2012 –
page 80
February 24, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy
February 24, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
February 24, 2012 – Shelved as: science-fiction
February 24, 2012 – Finished Reading

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