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Tarnsman of Gor (Gor Series #1)
     

Tarnsman of Gor (Gor Series #1)

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by John Norman
 

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  • Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first twenty-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New
    England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as counter-earth, where everything is

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  • Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first twenty-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New
    England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as counter-earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced. It emerges that Tarl is to be trained as a Tarnsman, one of the most honored positions in the rigid, caste-bound Gorian society. He is disciplined by the best teachers and warriors that Gor has to offer. . . but to what end?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563334863
Publisher:
Masquerade Books, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Gor Series , #1
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 6.83(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

John Norman is creator of the Gorean Saga, a series of novels spanning dozens of titles that began in 1967 with TARNSMAN OF GOR and that are considered to be cult classics. He has also produced a three-installment fictional series, Telnarian Histories, plus two other fiction works and a nonfiction paperback entitled IMAGINATIVE SEX. He continues to write new novels in the Gorean saga, notably WITNESS OF GOR (2002) and PRIZE OF GOR (2008), both published by E-Reads. At Gor Chronicles, a web site specially created for his tremendous fan following, one may read everything there is to know about this unique fictional culture. Mr. Norman was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. He is married and has three children.

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Tarnsman of Gor 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this in an original paperback, and it was and is clearly a fantasy written for men of the 70's who were scared crapless by the feminist regime, who needed the world of gor to make them feel good about being a man again. On occasian I still play out the gorean thing with my husband because although as a story it's poor, but it does reach something in all of us. However an e-book which is fairly cheap to publish that costs the same as a paperback only proves to show that greed is behind bringing the gor books back. I'd recommend finding a used copy instead and do not expect it to be a great read. Not literature, but pure sexual fantasy if you like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far I have read the first 4 books in the series. It is pretty good from a fantasy novel perspective. However, I think I am understanding what a friend of mine once said about the books written by a female author that I like. He said that the dialogue/actions of the men in the books were unbelievable, in terms of a man would never do or say those things, a man's mind doesn't work like that. I am thinking this exact same thing in reverse, about the women in the Gor books. Overall the book is pretty good, but the dialogue of the women, in all the books, is pretty inane. I am just sitting there like, Are you serious?? And all the women are like "I love you!!" after being with the guy for 5 minutes. Not to mention the thing about "all women truly want to be slaves"... please. Lol. So if you can take it with a grain of salt and mostly overlook this serious flaw, then the books are a decent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the Gor books in paperback, back in the 70's - when I was a teenage girl. It was about the same time that I was reading Stephen King and every gory horror novel I could get my hands on. Call it raging teenage hormones. Even at that age I knew I was reading trash, but it was fun trash. I still have one very worn out paperback from the series, and I admit that I dig it out of storage and read it every now and then. Put your convictions on the shelf, suspend your disbelief for a little while, park your brain in neutral, and just dive right into some simple-minded fun fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stop trolling all of you. This is a fantasy series the takes place where the mindset IS NOT LIKE OURS! It is an excelent series and I dare you to make a better one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Science fiction. Well written fantasy novel. Very entertaining. Look forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a ok book but the story at times was hard to understand and the wording was just as hard to understand. Still not a bad read overall.
sunnynurse More than 1 year ago
Wish the rest of the series was inexpensive! Would like to read the entire series straight through. Will have to get them farther apart, but well worth reading for fantasy fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes hard to follow and the lacking in the writing department.
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