Ripping Book Review — A Princess of Mars

A point must be made with this ripping review. The professor rips anything–even books that he loves. This is an example of a favorite that must needs be ripped. The point is this: No book at any time can be spared a ripping wrath review, for if the professor rips books that he enjoys, what does that mean for books that he abhors…?

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DSC00068WARNING: Ripping Book Reviews are solely the judgments of Professor VJ Duke on an unlucky book that has caused him much repulsion—in one way or another. Therefore, blame must be put on the professor and nobody else. With that in mind, read on—if you are brave enough to take it.

A PRINCESS OF MARS by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

Oh boy. Here we go…

A Princess of Mars was originally published as a six-part serial in a magazine under the pseudonym of Norman Bean. Personally, I think Burroughs was rather clever hiding behind a pseudonym; especially the kind of pseudonym he picked. (Norman Bean fits the disposition of the book rather well.) I know that I’d have wanted a pseudonym and would have wanted one bad. Burroughs should have been loyal to Mr. Bean and not regressed to his own name; for had he remained Bean, Burroughs would have saved himself…

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