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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I don't know.
What was most disappointing about John Norman’s story?
This book wasn't about the mercenaries of gor. It is about holding and being a slave. There was more about Tarl's interaction with slaves and the subject of slavery than anything else. I was literally board and dreaded going through the book at certain points.
To make my point, Chapters 25 and 26 were entirely about slavery. Jeeeze, he covered this already. In previous books; and throughout the entire book, he kept going off on very long tangents about slavery. Any interaction between him and the story was slight. Enough already about slavery. Yes we understand it's a large part about Gorean life. But Tarl kept going on and on, every chance available about slavery.
Interestingly enough, he has Tarl raping a free woman. Really? You make the hero of the series, a rapist?
What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?
His characters are crisp and diverse. You sometimes forget that its only him speaking.
What character would you cut from Mercenaries of Gor?
The free woman he raped. The free woman he drugged. The free arlar woman.
Any additional comments?
I've spoken to people about the gor books. Many haven't read them all. Nor have they reached the amount of boos I've gone through. Why? Perhaps willingness or the motivation to read them. What should be bothersome to John Norman, is that one person, this past week, actually said she stopped at book 26. Why? That person was obviously disappointed by something. I am quickly becoming this way as well. Not only was Mercenaries of Gor was HORRIBLE. Players of Gor was less than par.
Now I have to deal with Dancer of Gor. If this doesn't turn around, I am quickly going to stop reading these books.
I know it's too late. 30 books have been written so far. But this S&M trip Norman is/was on, is killing me.
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