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The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
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Dec 08, 07

bookshelves: old-favorites
Recommended for: ppl who hate tolkien
Read in September, 1993

Everyone says that you fall into one of two camps: Those who love Tolkien, and philistines. I belong firmly in the latter. It is my firm belief that the man (Tolkien) got paid by the word. Having said that, I thoroughly enjoy Brooks' Shannara series. I have read all of them, own most of the hard covers, and have spirited debates (code for a fight) with my friends about why these books are not carbon rip-offs of Tolkien's works. Great characters, epic stories with fallible heroes, and a world lovingly crafted from the ruins of our own.
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message 1: by Cassie (new)

Cassie Deitz Paid by the word. Ha! THAT would explain it.

message 2: by Jillian (new) - added it

Jillian Finally, someone who agrees with me about Tolkein.

Patrick Jillian Iris wrote: "Finally, someone who agrees with me about Tolkein."

Thanks, each time someone likes this review, my chances of at least having a small gathering of conscientious objectors at my lynching gets a little more probable.

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