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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Princess of Mars

Title: A Princess of Mars
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Call Number: PS3503.U687 P65 1970
Location: 2nd Floor Arts and Humanities
Rating: Recommended
Book Review: This title is a classic of the pulp genre. Confederate soldier John Carter finds himself on Mars fighting four-armed green Martians as well as fighting for the love of Martian Princess Deja Thoris. Given that it was originally published in 1917, it has aged rather well. I was surprised that I found the Martian characters more interesting and fleshed out than John Carter! That could be an ingredient of the pulp genre, I don't know. Otherwise, it is a good, mindless adventure novel for a summer read.
Department: Leatherby Libraries
Status: Staff
Submitted By: Rand Boyd

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