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prince_eric ([personal profile] prince_eric) wrote2009-06-03 11:02 am

"And I turned to my brother and I said...."

Looks like David Eddings is dead.

I didn't really read too much of his after the Malloreon series -- I got through the first couple of Sparhawk books before giving up, but I remember loving the Belgariad and reading my copies of those books near to death.
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[personal profile] merhawk 2009-06-03 06:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Joel Furr is never going to live that down.

I don't recall ever reading the Malloreon series; however, I think I read some high fantasy with Orcs books that he co-authored with someone else.
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[identity profile] 2009-06-03 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Joel Furr should never live that down. It was one of the dickiest on-topic things I ever read on rasfw.
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[personal profile] merhawk 2009-06-03 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I didn't say it was a bad thing, mind you. Just that it wasn't going to happen.

[identity profile] 2009-06-03 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
The Malloreon was (as best I remember it) pretty much the Belgariad with the serial numbers mostly filed off.

As were the Sparhawk books.

It was that point that I pretty much quit reading Eddings -- between that and his "each nation's people are all stereotypes" (these are the traders and spies. And here's the Norse pastiche. And the Romans. And....) I just lost interest.

Still, the Belgariad was one of the first fantasy series that I started with, and read repeatedly (that, and the original Dragonlance trilogy). I've no idea if I'd enjoy the series if I did a reread now -- I think that I'll leave that series up in the attic and just enjoy the fond memories.....