I liked this book more than the previous few, although it still didn't thrill me. I liked the medical aspect of this book, and I think that is why I liked it more than the previous. I was a bit confused by the beginning. What seems to be a letter from a fan to Burroughs turns out to be part of the book. I liked that there was little to no John Carter in this book, and even though this new lead shares some of the flaws, he's most definitely more bearable.