The Gods of Mars

The Gods of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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ISBN-13: 9781949982848
Publisher: Steven Evans
Publication date: 11/09/2018
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was an American writer best known for creating Tarzan and John Carter. He wrote science fiction, fantasy, adventure, westerns, and others. His work influenced so many people, it would be impossible to name them all, but the list includes James Cameron, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Michael Crichton, Carl Sagan, George Lucas, Jack Vance, and others.

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Gods of Mars 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
DavidBurrows on LibraryThing 10 months ago
It's a while since I read this but from memory I enjoyed all this series.
EmScape on LibraryThing 10 months ago
It¿s odd but I remember liking this book so much more the first time I read it. This time, I felt mostly distaste at the massive amount of warefare and needless slaughter. Many times John Carter engages in battle and most often, he and his closest friends are the only ones surviving though hundreds and sometimes thousands fought either against or alongside him. Most noticeably when he induces the slaves to revolt and almost all of them are cut down almost immediately. But, of course, Carter escapes. He is like a god on this planet even as he seeks to expose their long-held goddess as a fake. Although with one suspenseful moment after another as Carter and his friends escape seemingly unsurmountable obstacles, and sometimes by mere chance or luck, this book does at least serve to keep the reader turning pages. This is a classic, but those who prefer a more philosophical science fiction book to space opera or alien warfare, might be less enamored of it.
yesssman on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This second book of John Carter's adventures doesn't come close to the first in terms of narrative flow, but is still a fun read. I think the progression of events just wasn't as well crafted to keep up suspense.I did enjoy what was done in this book to expand the mythology of Barsoom. I am hoping that the magnificent and beautifully symmetric hierarchy established here will be used as good setup for high adventure in the subsequent books.
bryanspellman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book 2 is a bit better but still a little long winded. I still enjoyed it and look forward to continuing this classic saga.
orion60 More than 1 year ago
Read the series in order!
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Anne Peters More than 1 year ago
exelent read a very good book i read it three times before I could set it down
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Karl_Kindt_4 More than 1 year ago
More great pulp fun. Anyone who likes the first in this series (A PRINCESS OF MARS) will certainly enjoy this second entry, with the caveat that this ends on a cliffhanger. If you read this book you have to read THE WARLORD OF MARS to find out how the arc begun in this book finishes. I have read a variety of pulp authors. ERB is the best of them, and this is his best work.
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In A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs gave us a truly remarkable hero in John Carter. With amazing dexterity for a novice writer, Burroughs left us breathlessly anticipating the sequel at the end of Princess, and here it is. Faster paced because the characters have already been developed than Princess and featuring even more breathtaking venues than its predecessor, Gods is a tour de force of classic storytelling set on a lush alien world. From beginning to end, it's sheer action with some introspection and social commentary (especially on religious hypocrisy thrown in). I can imagine few novels I've enjoyed more and none I've reread as often as this. What's even better is that Burroughs gives us the promise of even more at the end (fulfilled in a sequel he promptly ends the storyline with). I highly recommend this, and to those of you who have never before read Burroughs' Barsoom cycle but are just now discovering it, I envy you. You're in for one of the greatest treats in all literature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Camp is at smude first rwsult