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A Princess of Mars Book Review Summary

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A western set on the planet Mars. A man endures a constant struggle for survival and in the process finds love and saves a planet.
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John Carter, ( I think through his own wish )finds himself on Mars and battles his way up the social and combative ladder to gain the hand of a princess and place where he belongs.
This report prepared by Jeff Doten








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past    -   part earth & part fantasy world Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s)    -   stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Repressive society story    -   Yes Mental/magical powers focus    -   Yes War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   sword fights    -   spaceship battles    -   air battles Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's    -   long lived adults

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens    -   neutral aliens    -   primitive aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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