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In Land, Burroughs concocts a fabulous microworld, located somewhere in the South Pacific, called Caspak. On this mountainous island live winged, humanlike creatures, dinosaurs, ferocious beasts of prey, Neanderthals, "wild ape-men," and monstrous reptiles; they terrorize each other, to say nothing of the mixed crew of World War I-era adventurers who inadvertently land on a Caspakian beach and fight their way across the island, dining on Plesiosaurus steaks and having a grand old time in the company of a jungle princess. The story streaks onward like a bullet toward its surprise ending, and it's pure fun all the way. --Gregory McNamee
Which is good, because you wonder when everyone has time to stop and talk.
Burroughs manages to meld this concept with a sharp adventure story that involves several groups of lead characters to create a fascinating story.
Anything Edgar Rice Burroughs writes is a great romp and easy read and very enjoyable.
The novel serves well as an answer to a question posed by some philosophers: What would be the characteristics of a life if we would be what we prefer to be in an ideal state? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Whizbang!!
I love this story, from front to back. I've read it at least 8 times. I shelve it with a few other classics, but this one truly stands out amongst them all. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Giff
An interesting insight into attitudes prevalent in early 20th century western world by the author of Tarzan of the ApesPublished 9 months ago by 2cirrus
Because part of me is perpetually ten years old, I will always be a sucker for "Lost World" type novels, all those stories of people winding up on remote islands or lost... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael Battaglia
I enjoyed book for the price it was well worth the cost.A great story I would rate it a 8 on a scale from 1 to 10.I recamend it to any one who likes adventure in reading.,Published 13 months ago by Joseph A. Miller
I have purchased other editions from other sources and they had apparently been, in part, rewritten, and had parts omitted. Read morePublished 14 months ago by H. W. Gantzler
Anything Edgar Rice Burroughs writes is a great romp and easy read and very enjoyable. He knows his medium and paints an illustrative portrait.Published 15 months ago by Hunger4Knowledge
I enjoyed reading this book a long time ago and when the library no longer had a copy I couldn't resist buying this book to read again.Published 15 months ago by farmerglen