David Eddings discussion

Discussion in 'General Books' started by Loki the Demon, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Mogett

    Mogett The Red Hand

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    Re: David Eddings

    I would like him more if his stories ever changed. Unfortunately, he likes re-using plot and characters from his other books. I would say, read the Belgariad and Redemption of Althalus, but leave it at that. There are far better things to read.
     
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    David Eddings Belgariad Series...

    I'm surprised to not find a thread/forum devoted to this series. It was one of the first I read when I was much younger and had only read Lloyd Alexander etc.....

    Any one a fan?
     
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    Try an advanced search, old threads won't show up while browsing the forum sections. I've merged 3 threads into one and renamed it to this.

    Eddings is a perfect intro to epic fantasy. He's got multiple characters, vast landscapes, political intrigue and well as massive battles, but it's all presented very simply and accessibly, with humour and fun.

    I enjoy the Sparhawk series', but I'll always have a soft spot for the young farm boy and his "grandfather" :)
     
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    holly st.Raven Romlux

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    Well now. Anyone reading the dreamers series a serious warning: Do not, under any circumstances, finish it!
    I made that mistaked and it put me off from eddings for 2 years. Younger gods are not worth the dust that settled on printing engine.
    Other than that, I rather like his easy writting style, though I am annoyed at his constant inconsistency and repetitiveness. And in my eyes, the best is Elenium. Or at least, it feels the most as a story by itself and not a parody (of itself :D ).
     
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    I love David Eddings! He's the first author I read, my friend lent me the Elder God series but I loved the Belgariad, although found the Mallorean series (was long ago forgive me if I got that wrong) too similar to the first one.
    The onyl gripe I have with him is I find all this women characters to follow a similar typecast personality type.
    That is, rude, self righteous, self superior and angry, generally.
    Irritates me. -_-
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Aren't all women like that?
     
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    :( That's not nice, Met.
     
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    dragoon Let the Apocalypse begin

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    Just finished reading The Redemption of Althalus a brilliant book i have only read Polgara the sorceress and Belgarath the sorcerer but have got the whole Belgarid and Malleroan in my book shelf ready to go and i also recently bought The elder gods
     
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    Ahahaha!
    True to a degree I suppose.

    But female authors manage to write likeable male characters why can't male authors be similarily sympathetic to the character of the opposite sex on occasion? XD
     
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