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The Barsoom Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Classic serial adventure

If you liked "The Rocketeer", "Tarzan", or adventure serials of the past like "Buck Rogers" and "Superman", then you'll likely enjoy the Barsoom Series. While the language may be a bit clunky at times, the spirit of adventure and narrow escapes is pure genre fun.

posted by cgsean on December 27, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Hard read.

I find Burroughs' writing style hard to read. This is the first book of his I've read and if this is indicative of his normal style, I don't like it. Story may be good but he tries too hard to use unnecessarily obscure wording when simpler words and/or sentence structur...
I find Burroughs' writing style hard to read. This is the first book of his I've read and if this is indicative of his normal style, I don't like it. Story may be good but he tries too hard to use unnecessarily obscure wording when simpler words and/or sentence structure would be much better.

posted by 2540249 on March 21, 2012

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Classic serial adventure

    If you liked "The Rocketeer", "Tarzan", or adventure serials of the past like "Buck Rogers" and "Superman", then you'll likely enjoy the Barsoom Series. While the language may be a bit clunky at times, the spirit of adventure and narrow escapes is pure genre fun.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

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    Classic Stories, average presentation.

    Good!!

    Includes the first six books in the Barsoom series. Only wish the Table of Contents was linked to the page the books start on and that each book would start on the next page from the one ending the previous book.

    The stories themselves are very good. I used to read the second three, the library didn't have the first three when I was a kid.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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