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March 10, 2004

Dreams Vol. 2

This time Junior was a boy and about 10 years old.

"What's this? "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs?"

"I was your age when your grandfather bought me a copy of that book. I think you'll like it."


All I could think about was how vividly I remember the day my dad gave me that book. He bought it at the now defunct Book Rack in Ashland, KY and gave it to me when he, my stepmom and I were having lunch at the Long John Silvers. He told me all about the book while I was absorbing the cover artwork with it's image of a swooning princess in the arms of the hero and 8 foot tall green martians on the cover. (One of the first Michael Whalen covers I can remember seeing.)

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better my stepmother leaned over and whispered that there were 10 other books in the series.

I was on cloud nine.

Posted by Jim at March 10, 2004 11:21 PM


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