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Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Mar 07, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: science-fiction, fantasy, ebook, gutenberg

Burroughs must have written this one to make a few bucks (or because his contract required it). Little imagination, improbable plot and more-than-usual coincidences (both good and bad) to make it work. But at least it was short. Normally, I want a book to be as long as possible; not this time.

Like father, like son: Carthoris is as clueless as his father.

Why does everyone always choose the new slave (in almost all cases a spy or one of the Carters) to accompany them on a critical, secret mission? ;-)

How can so much of Barsoom (Mars) be "unexplored" when their aviation was better than earth's at that time? Not the "huge guns" of the green men: too many miles of wasteland. (And where how ddi the primitive green men get all this fancy hardware?)

Poor naming: the heroine is Thuvia and an airship used by the bad guys is Thuria.

Don't waste your time.
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Reading Progress

March 7, 2012 – Shelved
March 7, 2012 – Shelved as: science-fiction
March 7, 2012 – Shelved as: ebook
March 7, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy
March 10, 2012 – Shelved as: gutenberg
March 15, 2012 – Started Reading
March 16, 2012 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Jim (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jim I don't remember it as that bad, but it's been a LONG time since I last read it. I don't think I will re-read.

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