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The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
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I remember reading this book when I was about 12 and thinking it a masterpiece. 25 years later... Wow, I cannot believe how much of this was lifted from LOTR. Beat for beat! Still, there are some interesting innovations. I totally forgot the scifi elements, and I am told that from about Ch. 20 of this book onwards it veers away from LOTR into more original territory, so one should not judge the whole series on this one read. It was not bad, despite all the tropes. It could do with about 80 less pages of repetitive internal dialogue though.
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Reading Progress

May 17, 2016 – Started Reading
May 17, 2016 – Shelved
May 17, 2016 –
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0.0% "Been 25 years... thought I would do a re-read and see if it still holds up."
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26.0%
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44.0%
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56.0%
May 28, 2016 –
72.0%
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76.0%
May 31, 2016 –
90.0%
May 31, 2016 –
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June 1, 2016 – Finished Reading

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