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Old 26th August 2011, 09:23 PM   #61 (permalink)
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How come nobody has ever made a film of any of his novels...? The Face, for instance.
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Old 27th August 2011, 04:39 AM   #62 (permalink)
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How come nobody has ever made a film of any of his novels...? The Face, for instance.
Don't know but they'd only ruin it anyway...
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Old 27th August 2011, 06:46 AM   #63 (permalink)
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His mystery BAD RONALD was made into a respectable tv movie.
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Only read 1st 3 of "Dying World". Got "Rhialto" lined up. Will def. read more. What's the best to go for next? Lyonnesse, Demon Princes or ... ?
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Demon Princes or Planet of Adventure
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Old 27th August 2011, 01:02 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Lyonesse - one of the best fantasy series ever. One of the very few books I go back to time and time again...
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Hmm, spoilt for choice again!
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Tales of a Dying Earth and Lyonesse would be my two....both available through the Masterwork series. Demon Princess series I own but only dabbled in to date but I'm sure they're very good.
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Old 27th August 2011, 04:40 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Hmm, spoilt for choice again!
Of course you're spoilt for choice, it's Jack.

And I got another of his books yesterday.Yeah!
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Definitely Lyonesse...5/5
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Old 28th August 2011, 01:29 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I haven't read "Demon Princes" but the "Lyonesse" trilogy is, to date, my favourite books by this author.
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Old 28th August 2011, 07:25 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Fried - what do you make of the third book, as compared with the first two?
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Fried - what do you make of the third book, as compared with the first two?
My recollections of the trilogy that I finished about three years ago now are that they are all of a high standard. I do recall that the last volume felt a little too slow in the middle while the ending felt almost rushed. Minor criticisms really and nothing to detract from my overall view that together they form a masterpiece of fantasy.
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FE have you read Demon Princes books or Planet of Adventure ?

They are imo stronger than the stand alone novels you have read that i have read too.

My choice for new readers will always be Planet of Adventure series before Demon Princes. Sheer world building, alien cultures wise its his best work and best i have seen in that standard when it comes to SF works.
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His mystery BAD RONALD was made into a respectable tv movie.
Have you read Bad Ronald ?

I just got it and Deadly Isles, Man in the Cage in Dangerous Ways omnibus.

Bad Ronald or Man in the Cage is my next read of him. I sampled them and his prose is more like classic mystery than style i know so well from his SF,Fantasy.

It freaked me out, Vance writing like a normal mystery writer with straight forward prose
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