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6/15/2004 8:19:01 AM
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Does anyone in hear read fantasy?

I am curently reading the Wheel of Time Series. I am in the 10th book, and have the new prequal waiting to be read. I have decided there are way too many characters to keep track of. A friend of mine like to map out books as he reads em, making a flow chart of the different characters and the orgins and stuff, then he can return to it when a character is mentioned and remember what role they played in a past book... i don't have the patience for that, Although I do belive the current maps for the books leave a lot unshown, so man cities and places are described and you can't quite get a bearing on them. Any thoughts?
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  • Sometimes I forget the people in books but not normally. But mapping it out sounds like too much work especially with wheel of time lol that map would almost be as complex as a manual on understanding women!
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  • Yeah, I hear you. Almost forgot about Padan Fain halfway through the book. Lol...
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] B4dCyborg Yeah I read fantasy. I've got less than 100 pages to go on the first book on the Wheel of Time Series. I've got a couple DL books and then some Sci-fi...[/quote] I will keep my mouth shut so as to not give away plot..... The first 5 books of wheel o time rock.. after that you really have to love the characters to continue, the story gets huge.... too many character to manage.
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  • Yeah I read fantasy. I've got less than 100 pages to go on the first book on the Wheel of Time Series. I've got a couple DL books and then some Sci-fi...
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] goweb Nope. Mostly comedy. Not to say I haven't read proper books (my favourite's 1984 by George Orwell).[/quote] I like comedy books also, i have read a few Dave Barry books, and own most of the Calvin and Hobbs collection (if you consider that comedy).
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  • Nope. Mostly comedy. Not to say I haven't read proper books (my favourite's 1984 by George Orwell).
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Tomato I read Wheel of Time. the 10th book is really boring. [/quote] tell me about it... i am on like page 500, and i got about 200 left to go, and not one dialoge with Rand in it... the original "main character"... sheeesh!
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  • I read Wheel of Time. the 10th book is really boring.
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  • I will check into the dragon lance thing.. Another good series if anyone cares is the Sword Of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind. currently on book 8, 9 to be released in july 05.
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  • i read the first 5-6 books in the wheel of time at a friends behest. don't want to go into detail, but i wasn't impressed. perhaps the biggest problem i had with the series was that it was too formulaic. run away from / to stuff, discover something new about one or two of the characters, encounter a bad guy and balefire (or whatever it was called) his ass. the other thing i noticed was that as the series progressed, the amount of "stuff" they accomplished in the individual books decreased exponentially. yet the books were the same length. seems to me that by the time the last book comes around, the adventure will consist of 500 pages of them rising from bed and getting to the breakfast table. and then the cereal gets balefired. speaking of fantasy, did you ever read the dragonlance chronicles? i remember reading them years ago, and absolutely loving them. i reread the series not too long ago, and well...i remember them being a lot better. but anyways, i ask because i heard they've started production on a dragonlance movie. not sure if it's just set in the world of krynn, or if it actually follows the books, or what. probably worth looking into, though.
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  • Meh, I've read some fantasy, and I never really enjoyed any of it. Personally, I find sci-fi stories the most interesting because they are fantasies that are, for the most part, possible. Take [i]Neuromancer[/i] by William Gibson; it's a great story that at the same time fortells the near furture, and for a book written in 1983 it does this disturbingly well. So basically, no I don't like reading fantasy... I read the Wheel of Time, though. Nothing special in my opinion.
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  • The closest to Fantasy that I've read, besides the [i]Hobbit/LOTR[/i] series, is [i]Grunts[/i], by Mary Gentle, and that's satirical and has tones of Sci-fi as well. [Edited on 6/15/2004 1:03:36 AM]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] jharbst I don't think many people on here know what "books" are.[/quote] Ha!, you might be right... Although if they can read on a forum, what is to prevent them from delving into the world of books??
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  • I don't think many people on here know what "books" are.
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