Which book was it that made you love Fantasy

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  1. Harlequin

    Harlequin Everyone loves a Jester !

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    The Hobbit for me people.
    When I was young there was a TV program called Jackanory.
    When I was about 7 they did a special series that had actors/TV personalities taking on the parts of people from books.
    One of the books featured during for 1 week was ,The Hobbit.
    I was captivated, I promptly asked my mum for it and for my 8th birthday she got it for me.
    I read and re-read it every day before school for what must have been about 8 months.God knows how many times I read it.
    I have been addicted to fantasy ever since (about 27 years now).

    Whats your book, or tale, to accompany it please.
     
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  2. Nox

    Nox Antediluvian

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    "100 reasons why you should love Fantasy."
    "Another 100 reasons if the above reasons didn't get you to love Fantasy"
    and "Would you just love Fantasy already?!"

    Seriously thought, I think it was Harry Potter followed by TBM.
    I also started to like fantasy because of movies,
    games and even music, it's not all about books.
     
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    I think it was His Dark Materials, actually. My sister recommended it to me as one of the first 'proper' books I read, (ok, series) was probably eight ... I loved it and moved onto LotR and the Hobbit - and from there on it's not worth mentioning...
     
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    Dragn9 Sorcerer Supreme

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    A book called Dragondoom by Dennis McKiernan started me on the path to fantasy..lol. Random boredom I guess, I needed something to do between classes...went to the bookstore and randomly picked up this book. Been hooked ever since.....
     
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    The Book of Three Series by Lloyd Alexander got me hooked into Fantasy when I was 10. Ever since then, those are the books that mainly sit on my shelves but I do have a nice variety of mystery, thriller, science fiction, history, and fiction.
     
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    There was no book!!
    I started very early listening to the stories my dad madeup! (yes this is way way back in the depths of youth.)
    After that there was Narnia (I never got as far as the last battle - and still have to read that one!), the Hobbit and LotR - which were the first real books that I was started on - and from there the interest grew!
     
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    Ender-Zero Ruff Mercenary

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    Sword In The Storm by David Gemmell
     
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    Firiath Halfling barbarian

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    I think it was Marion Zimmer Bradley's Glenraven. My mother had a copy and somehow made me read it - and I immediately fell in love with it. It's still one of my favourite books.
     
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    Zelazny's Chonicles of Amber
     
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    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    Lord of the Rings is what got me started.
     
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    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    One of my all time favorites!

    sorry for the double post
     
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    I think it was the Dragonriders of Pern series. Most likely LOTR and Harry Potter also had some influence, but the Pern series really made me look for fantasy books specifically in the library. Some part of it is SF, but the dragons and the overall way of life just screams fantasy.
     
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    I read the Narnia books when I was around 7 or 8 I think. But I would say the book that really got me hooked has to be Magician at around 11. Definitely been hooked since then!
     
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    The Crystal Shard
     
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    Thea Dream Chaser/Bookworm

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    The Dragonriders of Pern was the first series that made me love fantasy. I started with The White Dragon (back then, I loved all things dragonic - now I just love anything fantasy) and didn't look back. I got them (or as many as I could in one go) from the library, and just devoured them. They still have pride of place on my bookshelf.

    When I first read the series, I found the books to be a wonderful escape from a stressful time at school, and even though I'm older, I still enjoy them.
     
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    Actually, it wasn't really a book that got me started. It was two movies. The first was Harry Potter. The second love of my life being movies, I rented the movie, and realized there were holes in the screenplay. I don't like holes. They are fine in my swiss cheese and in my donuts, but not my stories.

    So, reluctant to get hooked on a series that seemed to be just a fad... I waited awhile. But everytime I watched the movie, the "holes" bothered me. Eventually, I went and bought the Sorcerer's Stone.. I have been hooked on fantasy ever since.

    The same thing happened with LOTR. In between reading the two, I felt myself wanting more. Not having much to go on, I logged into Amazon.com; and with their reader referrals and listmania's... I found the Bartimeaus triology, Artemis Fowl, and the Valdemar collection.

    It has been a craving for me ever since.
     
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    The same here. Since I have remembered myself, I've loved people telling me fairy tales or me reading them for myself. Probable it's something in some people's genes... :draught:
     
  18. Kakashi

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    The hobbit, i read it in 4th grade, me and a friend. then we read LOTR together (as in a book club style)

    and then we watched the movies together and played LOTR Hex together.

    I ended up the obsessive one, while he's not known to even look at a book.
     
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    It was The Return of the King by Tolkien. Oddly enough, I began the Lord of the Rings trilogy with the last book. Hey, I was only twelve at the time.

    I liked the cover art by Darrel K. Sweet, and thought this book would have the most action in it. I guessed right, and thus a life -long love of fantasy began.

    ROFTK was also the first novel I had ever read. Until then I had only read comic books.:ufo:
     
  20. Harlequin

    Harlequin Everyone loves a Jester !

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    Yes I read that one at an early age too.
    Good solid fantasy.