Sunday, April 11, 2010

Barsoom.


Last night I finished reading

A Princess of Mars
by Edgar Rice Burroughs. My interest in the Barsoom novels was sparked by the high praise they receive in many of Heinlein's works. Burroughs was also often recommended to me by a good friend who reintroduced me to Heinlein when I was working nights at WalHell.

The first Barsoom novel was a very good read. It's a straight up adventure story in the old style. I do not believe many modern readers would enjoy it as much as I because they would see it as 'too simple.' Maybe so. But some things don't need to overcomplicated.

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