by John Norman

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Book 7 of 37 in the Worst Fantasy Books Ever
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Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of Earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first twenty-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as Counter-Earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced. It emerges that Tarl is to be trained as a Tarnsman, one of the most honored positions in the rigid, c

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Anonymous | 2012-11-18 04:28:28
Anonymous | 2013-02-02 02:20:02
There are sections that drag terribly, however many parts force the reader to think outside the politically correct box. These aren't for timid readers.
Anonymous | 2013-04-24 10:43:50
lots of info dumps and word for word repetitions in the prose. i read the first one just because i wanted to see how bad it was. the idea of giant bird mounts with steel claws is pretty cool though.
Anonymous | 2015-06-25 09:09:54
Correction *BDSM (bondage, Dom/Sub, Sado/Maso)
Anonymous | 2015-10-31 03:40:19
I don't understand why this is on the list ... how does it "blow your mind"?
Anonymous | 2016-01-10 07:12:21
I actually read a Gor book (possibly no. 11) years ago just to find out if they really were that bad. They are. And I don'nt mind some well written and reasonably intelligent BDSM with my fantasy. That would be empasis on some, well written as well as reasonably intelligent.
Anonymous | 2016-05-17 08:27:04
Gor is male revenge for Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Oath of the Renunciates" arc in the Darkover series. Read it, if you want to be disgusted in the gender-opposite direction. Reading Bradley first, then Gor afterward, will have you cheering on Norman's male protagonists as they show those uppity females exactly where their proper place is.
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