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Robert Jordan? Modern Fantasy's friend... or FOE!!??

#31 User is offline   CJ Marren Icon

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 04:58 AM

Allow me to rephrase for you - would any of you fine, upstanding literate gentlemen or devine educated ladies care to recommend, to my good self, any books of the fantasy genre that will encapsulate and enrapture me?

- Not even sure 'encapsulate' is a word smile.gif
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 09:19 PM

Are you guy sure it's unfinished?

I stopped reading this series in middle school, so I don't really have anything to add, except the first book (which is reread once or twice) is cool.

CJM: Is that really on topic? Well, I went to the bookstore today looking for The Illuminatus! by Robert Anton Wilson, but instead I found Darwinia by Robert Someotherguy Wilson, which looks pretty cool. (Darwinia is also a game, apparently. I don't think they're related.)
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE (CJ Marren @ Nov 8 2007, 04:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Allow me to rephrase for you - would any of you fine, upstanding literate gentlemen or devine educated ladies care to recommend, to my good self, any books of the fantasy genre that will encapsulate and enrapture me?

- Not even sure 'encapsulate' is a word smile.gif


The 'Song of Ice and Fire' series by George RR Martin.

It's the greatest thing ever....

Seriously go and pick up a copy of Game of Thrones' right this bloody second. I challange you to to finish the first book and still care about anything else in your life afterwards.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 04:11 AM

Havign just wiki'd George RR Martin, I shall indeed pick up a copy of that book. Cheers barend!
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<!--quoteo(post=169306:date=Aug 10 2007, 11:03 AM:name=Legion)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Legion @ Aug 10 2007, 11:03 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=169306"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto--><!--coloro:#483D8B--><span style="color:#483D8B"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->So why the unholy flying purple donkeypunching fuck will it not work on yours? Just what kind of machine are you running there? Your toaster?<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:05 AM

Just curious, but is the subject of our topic here a pen name? It seems to be lifted from Hemingway's main character in For Whom The Bell Tolls.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:09 PM

Just tried to read through the whole series again. I figured I should at least know what's going on when the mammoth final book comes out. By the time book eight rolled around, I was fed up. The dull, one-dimensional characters, sloth-like pace and eye-gouging gender relationships were too much to bear. I'm through with the Wheel of Time. It's not like I'll really be missing out, since we already pretty much know how it ends, thanks to the Prophecies of the Dragon and Min's visions.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 03:28 PM

While I respect Robert Jordan and the vision he had for his series I found myself lost after the eighth book. The series started to become a soap opera with all the female angst and overempowerment propaganda. Throw that in with all the prophecies and the confusion of it all and I am done with the series. I haven't picked up a Wheel of Time book in a long time because of this. I don't think I will ever again for that matter.

I'm pretty much reading the classic Robert Howard Conan short stories and finishing up Terry Brooks' Genesis of Shannara run.
"And shepherds we shall be for Thee, my Lord, for Thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command. So we shall flow a river forth unto Thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti!!!"
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