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Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Captain Jack Carter of Virginia finds himself on Mars, a planet populated by two races of warlike Martians.
This is a very good book, but if someone unfamiliar with Burroughs asked me if they should read it, I would recommend they read "Tarzan" first."The Princess of Mars" isn't light reading, it's more complicated and difficult then your typical adventure story(not unlike Jules Verne's books). But if you take the time to finish it, "Princess of Mars" is a very enjoyable, very well-crafted story.
Great read. I too wish it were longer. Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote a lot of great stories. Tarzan was one of the first books I read without it being required reading. It started me on a lifetime of enjoyment reading all kinds fiction. I found that I gravitated toward action mysteries by such authors as Robert Ludlum, Vince Flynn and many others. Burroughs however will hold a special place as the first writer that piqued my interest and started it all.
Great read. Far better than the movie, but it made the movie very enjoyable. Book far more exciting and more involved. Would enjoy a second book to follow as they now have a fresh start as Mars was very close to dyeing. Its a new start to a new story.
Great to reread this classic after many years. Still just as good. Visual, fascinating, an excellent read. Looking forward to the other books in the series.
Great read, wish it were longer.
This has been a blast to read. Fascinating(as a certain vulcan would say) story, characters, discriptives, and ideas, I hope you all enjoy it as much as I.
I first read this about 20 years ago, and its still a great read. I don't care how allegorical it is - its just a great story, very well told.
this book is great it is even better than the movie john carter
the beginning of a thoroughly engaging series in which John Carter finds himself on Barsoom(Mars) and proceeds to earn a place in the leadership of the ferocious society of 2 distinctly different races the scientifically superior Red Race and the Nomadic Barbarian Green Race and how he brings both races together to end the fighting between them
Thanks to the wonderful staff at free-eBooks I was able to read this sci-fi classic for the first time. It was an incredible read and I look forward to reading the entire Barsoom series.
One of best sci-fi books ever written
Reading this for the 2nd time. Great book series.
it is a great book and series , it's like return of the jedi meets robin hood ! burroughs was a great writer , action adventure all wraped up in one story! moms and young ladys will love it also ; do not let the movie perswade you from reading this book, it is a lot better ,they were ok oin the movie but they mixed and matched too much for anyone unfamilar with the book to understand what they were trying to do ,sad too say disney screws up another good book!
Anything by ERB is worth the read and his Martian Chronicles series may be his best.
I read this when I was a kid. At the time there was a rumor of a animated movie from Disney. Now a live action is coming out in 2012, I hope they don't mess it up.
Good plot and constantly on the go - nothing boring about this book - I enjoyed this very much.
True Classic SyFy... The start of a series that helped give birth to the whole genre...
Great Storyline that kept me interested.
I read this book when I was a teen, and it still has a major impact on me. My mother and grandmother had read this series as well and I read it twice or more a year- hard copy. Now I'm glad I can take it with me wherever I go!
This is a classic! Love this entire series!
This book was very entertaining. Storyline kept me interested throughout the entire book.
Captain John Carter: A man's man!
This was the first book I read by E R Burroughs when I was about 14, wow I loved it and now I get to reread it 50 years later.
I've read this book several times over the years. It is the epitome of your great sci-fi book: imagination, suspense, adventure, struggle and romance!
I read John Carter when I was a kid and really liked the series. I'm hoping I can download all the "Mars" books
An awesome read. Check out the entire Barsoom series.
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