melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote 2017-03-15 01:56 am (UTC)

I started Gulliver's Travels when I was ten or so, I think? I had just read Swiss Family Robinson and loved it (as I had loved every other book about people shipwrecked on an island that I had ever read to that point) but I never managed to get very far in Gulliver.

I kind of want to keep a copy of Pilgrim's Progress in my library because for a couple centuries it was the one book everybody in the US and England had a copy of. Like a grounding of my library in my ancestors'.

I have read a lot of Burroughs and enjoy it for what it is (you will pry Barsoom out of my cold hands). I get the impression Smith is substantially less racist/sexist than Burroughs but that's a low low bar.

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