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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2011
I first read the John Carter series many years ago when I was in my early teens and was blown away by the fantasy and descriptive powers of ERB. I was delighted to see and purchase these 5 volumes in all one book. Very well presented and illustrated book. Still makes me smile and relive my youth. Mind you part of the requirement way back then was to read ERB when under the influence of some "red leb", sadly those days are gone but the book remains a quality read whatever your age and influences!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
On the basis of the film, John Carter being released in cinemas, and after enjoying the books in ebook format, I decided I wanted a physical printed book of the stories.

This collects the first 5 books from 11 book Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom/John Carter series; A Princess Of Mars, The Gods Of Mars, The Warlord Of Mars, Thuvia Maid Of Mars and The Chessmen Of Mars, in large sized format, and feature the original artwork from Frank Shoonover and J Allen St John.

The first three stories detail John Carter's arrival on Mars (Barsoom), meeting Dejah Thoris, Tar Tarkas and his ascent to becoming The Warlord Of Mars. Book 4 involves his son Carthoris and Thuvia, who we first meet in The Gods Of Mars, and Book 5 revolves around John Carter and Dejah Thoris' daughter Tara.

I loved the stories. Pulp science fiction at it's best and definitely worth reading. After reading them you can tell that they've influenced a generation of science fiction, Star Wars, Avatar and more. I liked the style of Burroughs' writing, absorbing and action packed, and you actually care about the characters too. Highly recommended!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2011
This book was a recommendation by a friend and I found it excellent. It's also a really good quality book! I rememeber some of the stories from my own childhood and it was lovely to have everything brough vividly back to life for me in this compedium. Highly recommended!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 1 June 2011
Just love these stories - Burroughs' writing style is absorbing and magical. I couldn't put it down - I'd bought this book for my son, but thought I'd just have a quick look through it before giving it to him... well, he didn't actually get it until I'd finished reading it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2012
In anticipation of the release of the John Carter film I was looking to purchase the book John Carter Princess of Mars.

This book has the first 5 volumes of the John Carter stories. Very good value for money,brand new edition.

I am very pleased with the item very good value for money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2012
A must read for fantasy lovers as this series has been the inspiration to many different movies and books over the years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 April 2012
Warlord of Mars was part of my youth. The publicity about the film prompted me to look for the books.When I found your collection I ordered it immediately. My order was delivered early and I enjoyed reading the stories again.I will recommend your company for value and speed.I am completely satisfied with your service.AN OLD WARLORD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2012
I read some of this series of book when I was a teenager and after seeing the new film decided to re-visit them. The writing style is oddly archaic but this adds to the charm of the books. Will be reading more
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on 2 May 2012
I first read these books as a teenager, borrowing them from the library. I was delighted to find that I enjoyed them just as much this time. The stories are "ripping yarns". John Carter, as the "best swordsman on two worlds", is a marvellous hero with the stories being well-written and fast-paced. My only problem is with the format of this book. It's huge - think text-book sized rather than normal paperback - which means it doesn't fit into the handbag and is unwieldy to read in the bath! But this minor quibble aside, this is a good buy and a great read.
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on 20 April 2015
A good old yarn. It's a bit gung-ho/swash-buckling, kill anything that isn't on my team and, by the way my girl friend is the best in the world.... but I can't put it down.
Totally different from the film. You can see where the inspiration for Star wars, Super man and every other super hero came from.
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