Friday, March 18, 2011

Books Read in 2011: "A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs



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Short, yet it took me forever to get through. Not sure why. I started pretty strongly, but then -- oh yes, the dialogue started. When John Carter is incapable of understanding or communicating with the inhabitants of Mars (a.k.a. Barsoom), the observations and descriptions are fine. But then the tortuous purple prose begins, and my eyes alternately roll and glaze over.