|3rd August 2005, 08:33 PM||#17 (permalink)|
The Wicked Sword Maiden
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Australia, Western Australia
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I too went through a stage of reading as many of Piers Anthony's books as I could find. A few were quite good, others were for me, weird!!
Not the type of books I would re again.
|5th August 2005, 01:11 AM||#19 (permalink)|
Damsel in this dress
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: United Kingdom
will keep a look out for it. thanks for the ref, thought i'd all the da's
Lets also add Red Dwarf to the mix of comedy series (ok, not books but still funny) needing their own threads.
and see brian, i've kept my promise, lots of threads... some even about red dwarf, daa and pa
|10th August 2005, 04:16 PM||#20 (permalink)|
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I hope (seeing that these two authors fall into the "A"s) that this seeking deserving but unrepresented artists won't continue through the rest of the alphabet.
My problem with Piers Anthony Jacob (of whom I have read the majority of his œuvre) is his tendency to peach- not that a story should not have a moral message but that it should be inherent, not force fed into the reader with a stirrup pump. Even Xanth, which started as pleasant lightweight froth, clogged up on message after the proposed trilogy expanded towards 1001 nights. And not knowing when to stop- the first split infinity trilogy is so much better than the "let's use up the reseach I did for the first book" second trilogy (not that he's alone in this failing. Has anyone else read all the dune books? or tried to follow the"Wheel of time"series?
Oh, sorry-I was only meaning to test if I could post on this site, not push my opinions onto you. (and I couldn't)
|10th August 2005, 04:48 PM||#22 (permalink)|
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Hello, chrispenycate! Nice to meet you& a heartfelt welcome to the forum from one who is here only three days longer than yourself, but this is a fantastic place I tell you!
As for what you wrote, I do agree, I couldn't stomach any more of Xanth after having read 3 volumes in a row and I had enjoyed the first book, The Spell for Cameleon. I also haven't finished the entire Dune series, though one day I want to, but I've certainly given up on Jordan already, so point taken here. IMO, there's really no worse thing that spoiling a good series just because the author doesn't know how to end it or - more charactestically - doesn't want to end it. I liked the WoT, the world and the protagonists, but now in the latter volumes there's very little left of that and I doubt it I'm ever going to reread the series.
But as for people not caring about this series anymore - you should read one of the threads on Jordan's forum and see for yourself - they're more devoted readers than myself and bravos for their loyalty!
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