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John Carter Mars Series: Books 1-5 (A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, Warlord of Mars, Thuvia, Maid of Mars, The Chessmen of Mars)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

240 out of 240 people found this review helpful.

Perfect fiction!

These stories are returned to me in childhood and in my head come up just pleasant memories. The book is well formatted and perfectly looked on my NOOK.

posted by 9502449 on August 24, 2011

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I think the series lost something when the main character changed for the last two books in this five book collection.

I think the series lost something when the main character changed for the last two books in this five book collection. We go from a character that has a view point closer to that of the reader, in that they're both new to the setting of the story, to two different chara...
I think the series lost something when the main character changed for the last two books in this five book collection. We go from a character that has a view point closer to that of the reader, in that they're both new to the setting of the story, to two different characters that have been raised in the setting. Also the fourth and fifth books just end. It's like the author hit a word count and then wrapped up the rest as quickly as possible in the last two pages. Of the five books, the fifth is I think the weakest of the set, in that it contained alot of the problems as the fourth book, and gave us a main character that was such a departure from the ones in what came before hand. The main characters of the first four books were active; they looked to do things when put in the situations they encountered. In the fifth book, the main character was very passive. When something happened, the character's response was often to have a positive outlook based on the fact that they were still alive and to do nothing that would actually improve the situation.

Given that I feel there was a definite decline in the series as it went along, I don't see myself seeking out and reading any of the other works that take place in this setting at any time in the near future.



posted by 10068023 on May 25, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Edgar Rice Burroughs second most famous character after Tarzan, but certainly the most well developed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Greatly underated and underread

    This series of books on John Mars should have been read long before other children adventure novels. It is better written than Tarzan and certiantly a lot better than the movie just recently released. The characters a well defined and has more exciting battles and suspense than Iron Man - recommend reading for any young boy or girl - while there is violence it is not graphic and suitable for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Logan

    Zane batu took dee back to scatlet letter and ditched me im stuck here

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2012

    Old Style Writing

    The reading is a real challenge.As the writing style is very old and very challenging.It is still an enjoyable read.I found myself stopping to learn a lot of new words.I enjoyed the combatents.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Recommend a good read

    For a book over 100 years old good technical action. Characters very well developed. Action keeps you reading.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    These are "Classic" in every since of the word. written well with great characters and plots.

    Read these as a boy, liked them. Read these as an adult and think we have really been missing out on action, swash-buckling , themes for away too long. "A Song of Fire and Ice", "THe Lord of the Rings". "John Carter of Mars". Must reads

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