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By Richard S. Swol on 03-27-17
Edgar Rice Burroughs' OTHER Lost World Series
Would you try another book from Edgar Rice Burroughs and/or Brian Holsopple?
Yes to both. Burroughs, when he is at his peak wrote great adventure yarns. Holsopple's performance matched well with the material.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
It seemed somewhat rushed. Perhaps it was always the authors intention to end things that way, but the last bit seemed like it was added at the last second to provide a better ending.
What does Brian Holsopple bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The performance does add a sense of urgency to the critical parts. As I stated earlier, he matches well with the material.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
There was, and I did.
Any additional comments?
This is the start of ERB's Caspak trilogy (along with THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT and OUT OF TIME'S ABYSS). Personally, I found his Pellucidar series - which covered a lot of the same beats - to be better written. Recommended for Burroughs fans, but only as long as they know that this is not the authors best work.