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10-13-2003, 10:14 PM
So, Terry Brooks has a new novel out, another Shannara novel. I think he is wearing a little thin on the Shannara series, but it was a good fun read.
Any one read any of his books? Candy Fantasy as I like to call it...LOL
Anyway, just wondering if there are other Brook's fans out there.
10-13-2003, 10:44 PM
I love Terry Brook's works! I've read them all except maybe the latest (if it isn't out in paperback yet, I haven't read it).
10-14-2003, 04:19 AM
I like the Kingdom for Sale Sold book and then the ones following that. I haven't read Angel Fire East or any of those but Shennara seris is good. :)
10-14-2003, 04:39 PM
Magic Kingdom is def. my fav. series... I love my little soft coated weaten terrier Abernathy and the bumbling wizard Questor Thews.
I too have read all of Brook's novels, except for Star Wars Phantom Menace. He also wrote the book for the movie Hook.
The newest series is High Druid of Shannara, with the first one being Jarka Ruus. 20 years into the future after the last one...
And nope Jeannie...not in paperback yet, but there is always the library. :O) I get frustrated because it only takes a day to read a bok, then you have to wait a year for the next one to come out....grrr...lol
That is why going with the older ones is good. Stephen R. Donaldson....gotta LOVE that man.
10-14-2003, 05:05 PM
Oh no not another one .... well off to the local Borders 8)
Mairi the Herbwench
10-15-2003, 01:40 PM
I have to be a dissenting voice here - IO really dislike Brooks. His Shanarra series was a poor ripoff of Tolkein, and his Phantom Menace was just poorly written. Surprisingly, I got more out of the movie than the book - usually it's the opposite. So no, I don't read him, don't enjoy what I've read, and don't care about his new book, but that's just my opinion. I am a major fan of Tom Holt - another Brit that's expensive here, but worth haunting used book stores for.
10-15-2003, 10:08 PM
You know, as much as I have told myself I was going to do it, I have never read Tolkien...
I know, isn't that sad? It is definately on a to do list.
I think a lot of fantasy rips off everyone else, because the more you read, the more it all sounds the same, which is why you need a break for it once and a while. It is mostly a candy genre from what I have read, and the only person I have ever read that challeged my mind a little was Stephen R. Donaldson, who deals with a lot of inner and spiritual stuff in the Covenant Cycle...the second set of three can be read pretty deep.
Everyone has different tastes and that is cool.
I started creating characters for a novel in my head 7 or so years ago, and it will never get written because people will say I am ripping off Harry Potter...just because I am facinated by things in fours and have a love of
dark men with big noses...lol.
I still continue to create though...because it has become a part of my psyche. :wink:
Mairi the Herbwench
10-16-2003, 01:14 PM
Go ahead and right it - my stories remind many people of Diana Gaboldon becuase it involves Scotland in the 1600s. Oh well - I still have an audience, small tho it be!
12-09-2003, 12:02 AM
I have not really read any of his books but have been told the one they call "DEATH" is really funny!! As soon as I get done with the wheel of time I will be able to read one!! they sound really cool. my friend Loves him!!
well not love but really enjoys I must say
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