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The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
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May 06, 2007

really liked it

If you are comparing the literary value of science fiction/fantasy books, I think it is best to use food as an example. Terry Brooks can be viewed as a really good bacon cheeseburger, it is fun to eat, makes you feel full, however it is often sloppily put together in a hurried fashion, without much effort and does not give your body true fulfillment.

While Tolkien on the other hand, or C.S. Lewis, are like well planned home cooked meals, with each food group represented and placed on a finely set dining table. Both are food, and both are great in their own respects. Just very different in execution and planning. I do like Brook's vision of the fantasy races and world formed by the aftereffects of a devastating nuclear war sometime in the near future.
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Michael Bacon This book does not in any way resemble science fiction.


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