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#1 Jun 04 2009 at 5:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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One of my favorite Fantasy auhthors. He'll definitly be missed!

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_nv_obit_eddings.html?source=mypi

Fantasy writer Eddings dies
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Fantasy writer David Carroll Eddings died Tuesday of natural causes at his home here, his family announced. He was 77.

Eddings wrote more than two dozen novels, including the multi-volume "Belgariad" and "Malloreon" series. Many were written with his wife Leigh, who died in 2007. His last book was "The Younger Gods" published in 2006.

In 1973, Eddings published "High Hunt," a non-fantasy story that explored themes of manhood and coming of age for four men on a hunting trip shortly after the Vietnam War.

Several years later, Eddings read J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and decided fantasy writing was his calling.

"He said, 'This is where it's at,'" his brother, Dennis Eddings recalled.

Eddings, a Spokane, Wash., native, had owned a home here since 1988.
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#2 Jun 04 2009 at 8:32 PM Rating: Good
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Least this David went out with some dignity.
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#3 Jun 05 2009 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
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That's bad news.

Although I haven't read any of his recent work, I did enjoy the Mallorean and Belgariad.

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I could never really get into the last series that he wrote, but the Belgariad/Mallorean and Elenium/Tamuli are some of my absolute favorites. I had to rebuy Polgara the Sorceress just because it got that dogeared. He will be missed.
#5 Jun 06 2009 at 1:29 AM Rating: Good
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I outgrew his books in the end, but when I was a teenager David Eddings was one of my absolute favourites. I reread the Belgariad/Mallorean numerous times.
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#6 Jun 07 2009 at 5:27 AM Rating: Good
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/mourn. I really enjoyed David Eddings stories. I've also read the Belgriad several times. RIP Eddings. Smiley: frown
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I outgrew his books in the end, but when I was a teenager David Eddings was one of my absolute favourites. I reread the Belgariad/Mallorean numerous times.


This pretty much sums up my relationship with his books. They are still standing in my shelf because although I don't read them anymore I never wanted to part from something I enjoyed so much only a few years ago.
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