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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