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Old 13-11-2005, 04:35 PM   #131
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You do actually get that, but only the obvious stuff.
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Old 13-11-2005, 08:25 PM   #132
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I just love Robert Jordan for his Wheel Of Time series.
And Terry Goodkind's Sword Of Truth.
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Old 13-11-2005, 09:54 PM   #133
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I just love Robert Jordan for his Wheel Of Time series.
And Terry Goodkind's Sword Of Truth.
The funny thing is that those series are actually almost EXACTLY the same, just look at it...

Sisters Of The Light -- Aes Sedai
Trollocs -- Gars
Hell Hounds (or whatever those dog things are) -- Heart Hounds
Dragon -- War Wizard

There's some much that's familair, it's like they're copying off eachother's notes without even noticing it.
Right now I'm re-reading Frank Herbert's Dune for the tenth time, then I'm moving on to the Illiad after I finish Beowulf.
Maybe a little Shakespeare in-between.
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Old 13-11-2005, 10:14 PM   #134
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The latest Wheel of Time book wasn't quite as dull as the previous one, but the books seem to be getting longer and longer but with less and less actually happening in them. Gah!
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Old 13-11-2005, 10:48 PM   #135
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Originally posted by Blood-Pigggy+Nov 13 2005, 10:54 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Blood-Pigggy @ Nov 13 2005, 10:54 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Shadowbrother@Nov 13 2005, 04:25 PM
I just love Robert Jordan for his Wheel Of Time series.
And Terry Goodkind's Sword Of Truth.
The funny thing is that those series are actually almost EXACTLY the same, just look at it...

Sisters Of The Light -- Aes Sedai
Trollocs -- Gars
Hell Hounds (or whatever those dog things are) -- Heart Hounds
Dragon -- War Wizard

There's some much that's familair, it's like they're copying off eachother's notes without even noticing it.
[/b][/quote]
Hmm, I kind of tend to disagree, the creatures and stuff are basically the same, ok, but its pretty much the same with most fantasy books, I mean, in WoT, if you say the Darklord's name you get bad luck, and in HP its "he who shall not be named" "We don't speak his name Harry".

In Sword of Truth its more of a love story (although in Wot it is sorta a love story too) and in WoT its kind of a blend of a lovestory with fantasy, in Sword of Truth theres only really 2 main characters so you get to focus on them a lot, but in Wot theres like....20.....so its less focused and doesn't seem as "mushy" and Beef, you read the latest!? Lucky....I need to get my hands on a copy....

And ya, I've read bolth of the series...just....so ya know
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Old 14-11-2005, 09:52 AM   #136
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Are there really more Dirk Gently books? The only one I've read is Hollistic Detection Agency. It was a really good read, and if anyone knows the names of any others, I can look for them...
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Old 14-11-2005, 10:50 AM   #137
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Are there really more Dirk Gently books? The only one I've read is Hollistic Detection Agency. It was a really good read, and if anyone knows the names of any others, I can look for them...
As far as I know there's only one other Dirk Gently book: The Long, Dark Tea-time of the Soul. Shouldn't be too difficult to get. Douglas Adams was planning to write more, but he died a bit too soon...
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Old 14-11-2005, 11:02 AM   #138
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The Salmon of Doubt contains the bits he was working on when he died and some things that were on his computer; it's part of another Dirk Gently book and some other bits and pieces.
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Old 14-11-2005, 11:02 AM   #139
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my favorite author: Eric (Van) Lustbader: oriental thrillers
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