- Paperback: 433 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; 1st edition (1963)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0006AYT74
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,415,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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At the earth's core;: Pellucidar; Tanar of Pellucidar; three science fiction novels Paperback – 1963
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ERB was a master writer who wrote 70 novels and 100 adventure stories.
Tanar of Pellucidar is an easy read. Lots of action,great descriptions of the different races on inner Earth prehistoric Pellucidar. Lots of prehistoric monsters and the descendants of pirates. Many races of cavemen. Lots of beautiful women.
We see Jason Gridley a radio bug with the author Edgar rice Burroughs listening to a great adventure on the radio via "The Gridley wave" Abner Perry a scientist/inventor on inner earth Pellucidar is sending. Emperor 1 David I gets captured by the pirates. Also the main character in this book a strong Pellucidar man Tanar finds a beautiful woman Stellara ( believed to be the daughter of Cid the pirate king). NOT! They escape but another beautiful caveman woman Gura is helped to escape from her caveman torturous and evil clan. She falls in love with Tanar too. Eventually she realises Taner's love is for the mate of Tanar....Stellera.
A love triangle with lots of escape action. We see Tanar battling and killing a Saber Tooth tiger and a gigantic wolf. Lots more action.
The ending sets up another book. I won't ruin the ending for you. This book is good for young adults in jr. high school to develop their love of reading like I did 45 years ago. All ages jr. high school and up will enjoy it. Its not hard reading and I read the 245 page book in 2 days. There area few B/W illustrations. Its a page burner the reader wants to read on. Rated 4 1/4 stars and proudly added to our family library.
Burroughs doesn't deviate too far from his formula, nor would you want him to.
Tanar is the honorable, fallible, romantically-driven hero, Stellara his love, and a whole host of bad guys interfere with them getting together. This time, they're from a place called Korsar, and look remarkably like pirates.
Yup. Yo ho, yo ho pirates.
Like the other books, there are set pieces aplenty, written in ERB's thrilling simple style. Jungles chases and oceanic clashes...dungeons, dinosaurs...oh it's all here as usual.
This time, however, there is a bit more elegance and sophistication slipping in to his prose. First, Mr. Burroughs appears in the prologue/epilogue. The jarring anachronistic presence of the pirates is given a possible explanation, in a tantalizing fashion. He gives us enough information to put two and two together, but you still want to read more, and I think he's setting us up nicely for the subsequent novels.
Which I now absolutely MUST read.
One last humorous note: Some of the exotic locales, like Anoroc and Amiocap, I've just noticed to be cities in California spelled backwards...
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How can there not be ONE review of this Burroughs classic?
Burroughs was King of the science fiction/Fantasy arena for a long time, with only Robert E. Read more
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