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What are your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs books?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: What are your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs books? Reply with quote

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I've spent many happy hours reading the entertaining works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. His rich imagination has inspired us all to envision fantastic worlds and dynamic characters -- especially when the covers of his novels are adorned by the spectacular artwork of artists like Frank Frazetta and Roy Krenkel.








ERB never attempted complex plots which held the reader in suspense as we wondered what unexpected revelation would answer the questions the author tantalized us with. Instead, the strength of his stories is rooted in his descriptions of amazing environments, strange citizens, and incredible creatures.







We journeyed to alien worlds, and we explored unknown lands. Those journeys took us to Pellucidar, Barsoom, and a fantasy version of Venus we desperately wished was real.







The adventures, the flashing swords, the gorgeous women -- it was the stuff dreams are made of, and ERB shaped his worlds with as much artistry as the great illustrators who decorated the covers of his novels.





And so, I pose these questions.

Which Edgar Rice Burroughs novels where your favorites? How old were you when they were an important part of your life? Which covers thrilled you the most?

Share your ERB experiences with us. Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid I came to ERB late - but the first few John Carter novels, available as free audiobooks from Librivox, certainly swing along pretty well!

The British paperback covers from a few decades back are quite fun too:




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