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January 23rd, 2013, 16:33
Regarding lighter stuff, the Shannara books were also pretty fun, IIRC. Classic fantasy fare.

Originally Posted by Maylander View Post
I sometimes feel I'm the only person in the world who considers A Song of Ice and Fire overrated, while at the same time considering Wheel of Time the best of the best.
Well, they are very different, which I'm glad for. I read somewhere that fantasy authors were supposedly still trying to escape from Tolkien's LotR influence, but I also read that it's no longer true. Some have moved on.

I'm intrigued by the Malazan Book of the Fallen that Roland mentioned above. It's being compared to A Song of Ice and Fire, which probably means "dark and gritty", huh? And it sounds massive, what with ~1000-1300 pages for each of the ten books…

"Mystery is important. To know everything, to know the whole truth, is dull. There is no magic in that. Magic is not knowing, magic is wondering about what and how and where." ~ Cortez, from The Longest Journey
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