Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan, John Carter, Pellucidar, etc)

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  1. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    Anyone read these books? :) I was a HUUUGE fan of Pellucidar and John Carter as a kid. Recently I started in on Tarzan (thanks, Disney, for ruining more classics :grumble).

    If you want a particularly fun experience, read John Carter and then read Louis L'Amour's The Haunted Mesa. :shifty
     
  2. Dars al'Kaskade

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    I really liked the John Carter film and have a compiled volume of the first five (?) novels in hardback, but haven't got very far into reading them yet.
     
  3. Lyara Tieran

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    I absolutely love Edgar Rice Burroughs! Pellucidar was one of my favorite alternate worlds. I really love the style of writing he had.

    I think the man was a true genius. I mean, who can come up with things like the "ninth ray of the sun"? People just don't have that imagination anymore. :)

    What was your favorite novel of his? I have to say that the Caspak series (Land that Time Forgot) was probably my favorite set.
     
  4. Wil Cambrae

    Wil Cambrae Sparkle Chief Gaidin

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    I liked the John Carter film, to be honest :look
    I've also read a chunk of the John Carter books, but I need to get around to reading some of his others.
     
  5. Jarl Lewin

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    To be honest, my only exposure to ERB and John Carter are two DC comic books from 1972 and 1973 respectively. I still have them, as it happens, within arms reach. I enjoyed them, but haven't read them for many years. Perhaps I should take another peek! :giggle

    Oh! and I did have a vintage ERB Carter paperback, but ended up selling it without reading it. I regret that. :facepalm I can no longer sell books for the number of times I have regretted it and bought another copy . . . :desk
     
  6. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    That's one of my favourites, too. LibreVox has an excellent audio rendition.
     
  7. Lyara Tieran

    Lyara Tieran Nurse Sedai, Knight of the Glitterati Aes Sedai

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    I still have some 1970's editions of ERB's books. :) i love that i cant get rid of them. Lol
     
  8. Jarl Lewin

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    The one I had, which I have sadly sold and sadly can no longer remember the title of, was a 1960's paperback edition. But I do still have those comics from the early 70's and :look I even had some of the patches from an advertisement in them (I'm not quite that old, but I had a corduroy vest with hippie patches on it in high school . . . my parents were hippies and as much as it pains me to admit it . . . I definitely was a bit of a hippie myself. I even had a 1968 VW Bus which I dearly miss now. I mostly outgrew it, but some things stick. That's life ;)3
     
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    :lol
     
  10. Cernunnos

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    I have read three of the John Carter books and at least two Tarzan books. I need to read the collection of ERB stories that I bought on my Kindle.