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John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Mar 05, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: z-added-in-mar-2012, sci-fi-fantasy, z-read-in-mar-2012

Okay, so in this case, I saw the movie first, then came back for the books. This particular book has the first 5 books in the series, A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, The Warlord of Mars, Thuvia, Maid of Mars, and The Chessmen of Mars. The first three books are about John Carter, while the 4th is about his son, and the 5th about his daughter. I enjoyed the first three, but found the other two rather pointless. And the gal was a flake in the last book. Actually, the women were rather flaky in the books as a whole. The movie gave them the ability to fight, which was much better. The movie is barely based on anything resembling the books.

However, it was fun going back and reading part of the series. Apparently, he was prolific with the Barsoom series, as well as the Tarzan series.

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