20 Following


Currently reading

Excelling at Chess
Jacob Aagaard
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on The Wall Street Journal Guide
William E. Blundell

The Gods of Mars - Martian Tales #2

The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs I'm working my way through the first three Edgar Rice Burroughs "Mars" books, which isn't hard -- they're all short. This is #2, and everything I noted in my review of book #1 ("A Princess of Mars") remains true (it's macho, pulpy schlock). Still, adventure is adventure, and Burroughs does know how to spin a story.I don't think I would have read these books if they weren't making a movie (starring Friday Night Lights' Taylor Kitsch), but I'm glad I did. They're classics for a reason -- all the outdated references, bad science, and overwrought prose aside.