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The Eternal Savage
The Eternal Savage
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
While visiting Tarzan in his African jungle home, an American girl falls into the most astonishing science-fiction adventures of all. By a quirk of Time, a white-skinned savage from the Stone Age is thrust forward to modern days to meet her and bring her back to his own world of cave people, saber-tooth tigers and prehistorical wilderness. — The ...  more »
ISBN: 7900
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I have been an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan since my teens, over 50 years ago. I remember discovering John Carter and Tarzan and going through their books, and many of Burroughs' others, at the rate of one a day.

I probably read this one back then too, but did not remember it. So when a copy fell into my hands, I read it. Perhaps the reason why this book is not on my shelf, with the others from my teens, is because this is not one of Burroughs' best.

Too much is left unsaid or left to a leap of faith, including how Time moves two individuals back and forth over 100,000 years. It is all action and no character development. Plus the ending is very bitter-sweet.