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Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind
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Dr. Zhivago, set in the Old World, Oppa Goodkind style.

Dr. Richard "Rahl" Zhivago is separated from his beloved, Kahlana Konfessorskaya, and he travels into the depths of the evil Khanate of the Old World, ruled by Emperor Jagang. There, he spends time sculpting in marble. Artist galore. And he tells us a story.



It takes about 700 pages for the story to be told. Along the following lines:

for (i=1; i<700; i++) {

He misses Kahlana. He wants to save the world from the bad guys, because they are not the good guys. Look at the Imperial Order, they are the bad guys. There isn't enough freedom here.

return Ayn Rand;


And then ... Richard gives a speech. It's 70 pages (roughly 100 min) of pure fascism that would make even the most ardent cult leaders shake with zeal, frenzy and adoration. In 70 pages of non-stop nonsense, Richard achieves what not even a modern army of finest propaganda, television, radio, and psychology could do in a year. He topples the evil regime by swaying over a bunch of peasants in a town square. Oops, revolution. Done.

Enough said!

The limerick you've been all waiting for. The stuff you're gonna tattoo on your chest:

Richard Rahl vanished from sight
Old World Communists he went to fight
He gave a long speech
His nonsense to preach
He rambled well into the night

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June 26, 2012 – Shelved
July 15, 2012 – Shelved as: terry-goodkind
August 12, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy

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Scott Johnson The programming joke here might be the best thing I've read on this site since joining,

Igor Ljubuncic I am glad you found merriment in me review.

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