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The extraordinary chronicle of John Carter’s trip to Jupiter, with the record of his adventures with that great planet’s strange comrades-in-arms that he made among the many races of Jupiter.


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The extraordinary chronicle of John Carter’s trip to Jupiter, with the record of his adventures with that great planet’s strange comrades-in-arms that he made among the many races of Jupiter.

30 review for Skeleton Men of Jupiter

  1. 4 out of 5

    John

    This is standard John Carter fare, but Burroughs died before he could carry the story to its proper resolution. Certainly it's a far cry from the proper send-off these characters deserve.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cameron James

    This is the twelfth and final entry in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Barsoom series (or, if you’re a movie buff, the John Carter of Mars series). This entry, Skeleton Men of Jupiter, is really short, as was the previous entry, John Carter and the Giant of Mars, and are often bound together as one volume, despite having nothing to do with each other. Skeleton Men of Jupiter was clearly meant to be the first in a series of novellas that would be collectively published as a novel, much like some of the pre This is the twelfth and final entry in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Barsoom series (or, if you’re a movie buff, the John Carter of Mars series). This entry, Skeleton Men of Jupiter, is really short, as was the previous entry, John Carter and the Giant of Mars, and are often bound together as one volume, despite having nothing to do with each other. Skeleton Men of Jupiter was clearly meant to be the first in a series of novellas that would be collectively published as a novel, much like some of the previous entries in this series have done. This tale has an ending of sorts — but there’s still great peril and unresolved issues that were meant to be completed in later entries — but for some reason Burroughs never finished it. (I just checked the dates on Wikipedia, Skeleton Men of Jupiter was published years before his death, so I’m unsure why Burroughs didn’t complete the tale.) This entry is markedly different from most of the previous books in the series by one factor and one factor alone. It is not a woman’s kidnapping that starts the conflict, it is the kidnapping of John Carter. Yes, John Carter, the unstoppable, unbeatable, and uncontainable hero of the entire series is easily duped, kidnapped, and stolen away to Jupiter. Read the rest of the review on my blog: http://camerondjames.wordpress.com/20...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Salman Ali

    Sub-standard writing and brutal ending which could have been better... Not up to the usual standard of other stories in Barsoom Series..

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy Michael Gallen

    In Edgar Rice Burroughs’ final Barsoom novel, he opens with a foreword saying that he doesn’t like doing introductory chapters, and introduces John Carter again as narrator, who tells of the recent conquest of Zor on Barsoom, with a red man, U Dan, taking him to Sasoom, or Jupiter, and forcing him to learn the language of the insectoid Morgors in a brutal process. Jupiter is eventually reached, with U Dan and Carter being incarcerated alongside a Savator named Zan Dar. Carter is interrogated bef In Edgar Rice Burroughs’ final Barsoom novel, he opens with a foreword saying that he doesn’t like doing introductory chapters, and introduces John Carter again as narrator, who tells of the recent conquest of Zor on Barsoom, with a red man, U Dan, taking him to Sasoom, or Jupiter, and forcing him to learn the language of the insectoid Morgors in a brutal process. Jupiter is eventually reached, with U Dan and Carter being incarcerated alongside a Savator named Zan Dar. Carter is interrogated before being returned to his cell, and finds that Dejah was captured, as well. John Carter further learns of plans by Sassomians to take over Barsoom, with Vorion leading an unsuccessful escape that lands the Warlord of Mars in solitary confinement, awaiting execution. Carter is forced to fight gladiatorial battles, finds that Pho Lar wrongfully boasted of his swordsmanship, and fights Morgors, afterward journeying to Han Du’s country, where the story ends. Overall, this isn’t exactly a wonderful finale to the Barsoom saga, but is enjoyable if brief, and very much on par with its predecessors, in spite of some scientific inaccuracy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    Classic Burroughs

  6. 4 out of 5

    David Whovian

    I read book:John Carter on Mars (Barsoom) That Kindle book is properly described as "John Carter and the Giant of Mars and The Skeleton Men of Jupiter", aka Barsoom 11.1 & 11.2, but in the series it is indexed improperly as Barsoom 1-5. Therefore, I've added this title and the previous separately to my "Read" list. Here is my combined review: The first story (about the synthetic man and the giant) wasn't up to the level of Edgar Rice Burroughs, but it was an adequate action-adventure story. The s I read book:John Carter on Mars (Barsoom) That Kindle book is properly described as "John Carter and the Giant of Mars and The Skeleton Men of Jupiter", aka Barsoom 11.1 & 11.2, but in the series it is indexed improperly as Barsoom 1-5. Therefore, I've added this title and the previous separately to my "Read" list. Here is my combined review: The first story (about the synthetic man and the giant) wasn't up to the level of Edgar Rice Burroughs, but it was an adequate action-adventure story. The story of the skeleton men of Jupiter was better, but seemed to be the first half of a novel. After all, at the end of the tale, Barsoom is still very much in danger from the skeleton men.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Montgomery Webster

    This marks the completion of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars (Barsoom) 12-book series. I have now read more books by him than any other author. Thus, will not return to Burroughs other books for many years to come. Nevertheless, still wholly recommend them. As for a review of this John Carter of Mars series, I would say only the first book is absolutely necessary. They are all incredibly similar action adventure books. They are certainly fun, but not the conceptual and exploratory scien This marks the completion of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars (Barsoom) 12-book series. I have now read more books by him than any other author. Thus, will not return to Burroughs other books for many years to come. Nevertheless, still wholly recommend them. As for a review of this John Carter of Mars series, I would say only the first book is absolutely necessary. They are all incredibly similar action adventure books. They are certainly fun, but not the conceptual and exploratory science fiction I am looking for.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Robert Lent

    This was much better than John Carter and the Giant of Mars. That book reads like a poor imitation of a Barsoom book, this one felt like a Barsoom book. It was a short work, and the ending was a little abrupt.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Roxana

    I cannot decide whether i like the open ending or not.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bruce

    Sketchy

  11. 4 out of 5

    Laura Moss

    #12

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jesse VanDeWalker

    A rip-roaring read until it abruptly ends, stranding John Carter and Dejah Thoris on the inhospitable world of Jupiter, or Sasoom if you'd rather. There are definitely better John Carter stories.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    False

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ailish

    What's there is great, but he cuts off the ending abruptly without really finishing the story properly as though he ran out of words and had to stop.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Timothy

    This books is in book 11 and is cowritten by edgar's son.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Aimee

  17. 4 out of 5

    Guillaume

  18. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Davis

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ray

  20. 4 out of 5

    István Rábel

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tammy Lee Benson

  22. 4 out of 5

    Shivish Shivish

  23. 5 out of 5

    Don Murdock

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rapidah

  25. 4 out of 5

    David Pollison

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jordan Erica Webber

  27. 5 out of 5

    Suman Barman

  28. 4 out of 5

    Howard Case

  29. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

  30. 5 out of 5

    Katie

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