Monday, April 10, 2017

Beyond the Farthest StarBeyond the Farthest Star by Edgar Rice Burroughs

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Beyond the Farthest Star isn't very good. It feels rushed, almost as if it's an extremely detailed outline for a future novel, but for Burroughs this is definitely not one of his better books. Some imaginative ideas and you can see where the events of WW II are clearly influencing him, but the writing itself is rather dull and far too expository. There's also an incredible amount of coincidence and Deus ex Machina as well. For purists and ERB fanatics.

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