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Friday February 18, 2005 10:28 PM
My favorite author is Robert Heinlein.

He used his writing to point out problems with our society (at the time...some has been fixed...but much of it is still fucked up). I appreciate his style and the use of real science and math when possible to explain the technology and science of his works. Granted, a lot of his stuff is now dated, but it is still great work.
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Monday February 21, 2005 10:35 AM
QUOTED  Always felt that whenever Salvator's doing trilogies, the first book tends to be the best one.


well i have the hunter's blade trilogy but i haven't started to read it yet. i am so burned out with his writing i don't want to start them.
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Monday February 21, 2005 11:20 PM
Burnt out, yet you still get his books. The guy's like crack I tells yous.
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all your wretched years, all your weeping... and your joy unbound.
go down, be burned - rise again.
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Tuesday February 22, 2005 10:09 AM
Great thing I gave up on him completely after Passage To Dawn (last Drizzt book I read) and the second Demon War book (probably the last Salvatore book I've ever read)
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Wednesday February 23, 2005 4:29 AM
QUOTED  Great thing I gave up on him completely after Passage To Dawn (last Drizzt book I read) and the second Demon War book (probably the last Salvatore book I've ever read)


Damn you got that far swifty?? I read the Original trilogy and the underdark one and then tried to read the 7th but it was so repetitive by then I had to put the damn thing down. Tried to read another a few years later, but tossed it away with disgust as soon as I read something about redneck, inbred wizards riding battle-frogs or some such nonsensical bullshit fighting the drow...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 8:13 AM
QUOTED  Burnt out, yet you still get his books. The guy's like crack I tells yous.


*laughs* actually i got the books before i was burnt out. and i had two of the trilogy (Hunter's Blade) and i didn't want to have an incomplete set... yeah OCD i know i know.....

but i have no desire to read them. i was in the middle of the WOTSQ series and really enjoyed it until someone *glances around* said "oooooo...check out GRR Martin"then i had to go and read all three books so i could suffer with the rest of his fans for book 4...
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Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
Buttercup: But how can you be sure?
Westley: This is true love - you think this happens every day?




i'm going sane in a crazy world.....
before you insult someone, you should first walk a mile in their shoes.

That way when you insult them, you are a mile away and you have their shoes.
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Thursday February 24, 2005 11:43 PM
Well, I was 14. That was when I was stupid enough to try collect all Dragonlance books in existence and convince myself that they were good, so Drizzt books were just another alternative. Hell, back then, I liked the first Terry Goodkind Sword of Truth book too. (and went off to buy the next four sequels)
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Friday February 25, 2005 8:59 AM
QUOTED  Hell, back then, I liked the first Terry Goodkind Sword of Truth book too. (and went off to buy the next four sequels)


Ugh, I just re-read that book, and then remembered why I'd managed to forget everything that was in it! Someone told me Terry Goodkind was really good, but that Sword of Truth book had some weird twists & turns. I can't imagine reading anything else in that series!
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Friday February 25, 2005 12:05 PM
... well, at least it had some sex scenes.

But other than that, I can't think of anything positive to say about the series anymore.
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Saturday February 26, 2005 6:38 AM
My favorites:

JRR Tolkien- 'nuff said. I prefer the Silmarillion over LotR, actually.

George RR Martin- great characters, intriguing plots, nice world-building.

JK Rowling- great world-building, good characters.

Terry Pratchett- funny, funny, funny- but with a serious edge just waiting to smack you.

Neil Gaiman- when I grow up, I wanna live in his head. God, I'm such a fangirl...
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Personally, I think that if Anne Rice had even one ounce more of hot air inside her, she'd float gently towards the heavens and disappear into space. Not that it would necessarily be a bad thing. -FW
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