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Old 01-16-2008, 08:00 AM #43
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I keep trying to get any one of those three, but they're always checked out when I go to the library. I'm going to eventually get my hands on them though.
Buy them on Amazon or something. I prefer to own books rather than to borrow.
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:24 PM #44
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I have never even been into a library that wasn't connected to a school. I'd rather buy my books too.
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:26 PM #45
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I have never even been into a library that wasn't connected to a school. I'd rather buy my books too.
My public library sucks, though they have a surprising amount of Marvel/DC Trade Paperbacks.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:08 PM #46
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:16 PM #47
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Robert M. Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"
Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick"
No offense, but **** Moby Dick. I read that book back in 8th grade and it bored me. So I re-read it, chalking it up to me being in 8th grade and not understanding it, and it was still boring.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:39 PM #48
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I prefer to buy books, only because every single time I take out books from the library, I forget and end up paying overdue fees.

I think I owe the public library about $40 for taking about 35 different things out at once.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:04 PM #49
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I only buy a book if I am certain I'm going to read it more than once. Usually what happens is I check out a book, read it and if I like it enough I end up buying it.
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Unfortunately, I'm also diseased with the want to own books rather then borrowing them. It's terrible, because I usually know someone that wouldn't mind letting me borrow the book I'm wanting to read; but rather then borrowing, I just go out and buy it. Such a waste of money =\
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:11 PM #51
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Unfortunately, I'm also diseased with the want to own books rather then borrowing them. It's terrible, because I usually know someone that wouldn't mind letting me borrow the book I'm wanting to read; but rather then borrowing, I just go out and buy it. Such a waste of money =\
I need more room for books in my room. I have books everywhere.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:26 PM #52
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:09 PM #55
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David Morrell - Creepers, The Faternity of the Stone, The Brotherhood of the Rose, Assumed Identity, The Totem, plus some others I don't remember

Douglas Adams - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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The Chronicles of Narnia series

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Old 01-17-2008, 12:17 AM #56
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followed closely by clockwork orange.

I stopped reading when i got into college. how that works I do not know.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:21 AM #57
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I generally don't have favorite books, but favorite authors. Really depends on what I feel like reading at the time. I prefer more modern, urban literature as opposed to classics.

Chuck Palahniuk - Survivor, Rant
Douglas Coupland - Hey Nostradamus, All Families Are Psychotic
H. P. Lovecraft - Shorter works
Terry Goodkind (Sword of Truth) - Temple of the Winds

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You’re my new favorite person <3

Seriously though, he’s the best author I have ever read.

Series just finished too . . conclusion = epic
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:41 AM #58
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:24 AM #59
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You’re my new favorite person <3

Seriously though, he’s the best author I have ever read.

Series just finished too . . conclusion = epic
You liked the way SoT ended? I thought the first 4 books were amazing (Temple of the Winds is my favorite). After that, the story seemed to slip. Still readable and enjoyable, just not as grand as the first few.

The concluding book, Confessor, was just terrible in my opinion. It felt like Goodkind had spent the first 10 books digging himself a hole and when he finally took a look around he realized he had to wrap a lot up in one final book to dig himself out. There were pages and pages of pointless arguments between characters that never held much weight, and certian cameos of characters just thrown in haphazardly, and the ending was just too sudden, simple, and came out of nowhere. It felt really, really rushed. Sure, the great characters are there, but I just did not like the way he went in the end.

The one aspect of it I loved, was the focus on the Ja'la games. Those were very entertaining to read.

He is an amazing author though, and manages to put a lot of layers into his characters. I hope he starts a new series and continues that trend, because it just seems that the Sword of Truth series just faded away. It grew less engrossing to me as each book was released.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:32 AM #60
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You liked the way SoT ended? I thought the first 4 books were amazing (Temple of the Winds is my favorite). After that, the story seemed to slip. Still readable and enjoyable, just not as grand as the first few.

The concluding book, Confessor, was just terrible in my opinion. It felt like Goodkind had spent the first 10 books digging himself a hole and when he finally took a look around he realized he had to wrap a lot up in one final book to dig himself out. There were pages and pages of pointless arguments between characters that never held much weight, and certian cameos of characters just thrown in haphazardly, and the ending was just too sudden, simple, and came out of nowhere. It felt really, really rushed. Sure, the great characters are there, but I just did not like the way he went in the end.

Really, I think Confessor had a lot of good story elements, but you're correct in saying that it was too short. The plot elements were great, and if he would have expanded it to two books out of it instead of one, it would have been a stunning ending.

The one aspect of it I loved, was the focus on the Ja'la games. Those were very entertaining to read.

He is an amazing author though, and manages to put a lot of layers into his characters. I hope he starts a new series and continues that trend, because it just seems that the Sword of Truth series just faded away. It grew less engrossing to me as each book was released.
I agree that it could have ended better, but I liked the way the tied the Ja'La games into everything, too, it was a good departure from the main focus of the story. I agree that Temple of the Winds was probably the best one, and that he probably did tie it up a little too quickly, maybe another book would have allowed a little more detail and expansion and the ending and the character interaction. The whole "realization" about the war wizard could have been a lotttt better imo.

I agree that he should start another series, I'll be seriously disappointed if this is where he ends his career.
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I stopped reading when i got into college. how that works I do not know.
Seconded.

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