If I may put my two cents in, I think what was written above is all excellent input. I first read the Gor novels when I was about your age (or, the pre-dawn era), and liked some, didn't like others and was greatly challenged by more than one. I was also very lucky to be around some folks whom I tend to remember very fondly as some of the really great 'transitioning' (by that I mean those who have read the novels distilled out of them the basic philosophical tenets, and found ways to incorporate those ideas into a practical and healthy way of life) thinkers in the Gorean sphere, men women, free and slave alike, who encouraged vigorous and intelligent discussion and debate about the books. l think that you will find that some of the books take a lot of will power to slog through, but if you approach them with an open and contemplative mind, you might well come out of the reading marathon with some interesting ideas, and a whole lot more to think about than you might have expected, given the writing style. It is also, in my opinion, important to keep the author, the timeliness and context of the books in mind. John Lange is first and foremost a philosophy professor. I think perhaps if you look into his background and read about what he has had to say about his opera, you might enjoy and understand them more thoroughly.
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