Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Chessmen of Mars  - Edgar Rice Burroughs

I don’t usually bother reviewing this series as they’re all pretty indistinguishable from each other: Manly men, breathtaking women, heroism, dastardly villains, adventures galore, and scads of vintage racism, classism, and sexism. They’re good fun, but the heroes and heroines are all interchangeable. It doesn’t matter if it’s about John Carter and Deja Thoris or Carthoris and Thuvia or Gahan and Tara; it’s all basically the same Barsoomian stuff on different Barsoomian days. But the comfort of familiarity is one of the big reasons we love our genre fiction, so hooray for sameness. :)