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This review is from: A Princess of Mars: John Carter of Mars, Book 1 (Paperback)
I read this and the other Carter books when I was young and loved them. The review I would have written has already been done (very well) by John Cousins; all I would add is this. These books obviously influenced the "Gor" series by John Norman, recently issued in a new edition after being, I believe, out of print for many years. Out of print, perhaps, because in terms of treatment of gender issues they make the Carter novels seem like "The Female Eunuch".
Of course the Carter books are not great literature. But if you like Conan Doyle, Wells or Verne you will like them.
I can't wait to see the film; it's possible my wife may even be willing to accompany me.