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#1 Jun 28 2012 at 10:20 AM Rating: Good
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So this is a somewhat well known series of books by Terry Goodkind.

I myself have not partaken as of yet, but as I'm running low on fiction to read I'd like to get a few reviews of the series from those who have read them.

So, that being said, thoughts?
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#2 Jun 28 2012 at 2:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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I enjoyed them. Just avoid that damn TV show.
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#3 Jun 28 2012 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
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TV show?
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#4 Jun 28 2012 at 4:40 PM Rating: Good
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I enjoyed them. Just avoid that damn TV show.

Wait, there's a TV show? I remember enjoying the books, but never heard they made a show out of it. Now I want to watch it...
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I enjoyed them. Just avoid that damn TV show.

Wait, there's a TV show? I remember enjoying the books, but never heard they made a show out of it. Now I want to watch it...



If you liked the books, you might be like me and shut it off half way through the first episode. Take Sword of Truth concept and Xena/Hercules camp and mix em together. It does not sit well with me at all, even the author refuses to acknowledge it.

As for the Books I'm a big fan the first few books are great, gets a bit slow/rant-y in the middle and ends on a bang. Terry Goodkind is a bit long winded sometimes but paints a vivid world that is easy to get lost in. In other news There's a new book coming out (its a prequel) about the first confessor, on July 2nd.
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#6 Jun 29 2012 at 12:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Do you enjoy one of the main characters of a novel getting kidnapped and losing their memory while the other tries to save him/her? If so, you'll LOVE these books. All 13 of them.
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#7 Jun 29 2012 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
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There's 13 of them? Holy crap!
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I've read the first 7 or 8 and it was pretty good. Yeah, there are 13 books so far, and I don't know if that includes the postquel (???) that doesn't even take place in the world Goodkind created and is only loosely tied to the story.

The TV show was called "Legend of the Seeker" and was a load of tripe. Don't bother with it unless you have a nice brooch to claw your eyes out with.
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#9 Jul 04 2012 at 6:18 AM Rating: Good
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Basically, he's a hack. Technically poor, boring plot, detestable characters. Too up itself to serve as enjoyable pulp.

If you're looking for fantasy with some kind of creativity or intelligence behind it, I'd recommend Swanwick, Nicholson and Mieville. Assuming you haven't read at least one of them, which seems fairly likely, that should do you for a while.
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I still have nightmares about Zed from the TV show.
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#11 Jul 06 2012 at 3:51 PM Rating: Good
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The books can get a bit lengthy due to the author describing environments in great detail, but "detestable characters" is news to me. I liked the main characters and loved a certain female character in skintight leather. Smiley: drool2

The TV show is ridiculous, though. It's a Disney production of a very much adult story.
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#12 Jul 09 2012 at 12:58 PM Rating: Good
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I still have nightmares about Zed from the TV show.


Really? He was the ONLY character that I felt the show got right. I mean it's not too difficult to find a tall scrawny old guy... but at least he fit the part more than Richard.

Also on the Storyline (tv show): I give it an F...for 'stay the @#%^ away if you like the books'.

Have you read Wheel of Time? I find a lot of similarities in both series (as far as underlying themes in parts). Both are great, and well worth the time to read them.
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I rest my case.
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#14 Jul 11 2012 at 1:55 PM Rating: Good
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Really? He was the ONLY character that I felt the show got right. I mean it's not too difficult to find a tall scrawny old guy... but at least he fit the part more than Richard.
There was just something off about him. I'm not sure why, but for some reason, I kept expecting him to teach Richard to carve a totem pole, commune with Brother Bear or something else "magical Native American-y". Despite the fact that looking at him in that still doesn't evoke that at all.

It's probably a sign that I'm a horrible person.
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Honestly I always pictured him more like Christopher Lloyd, aka Doc Brown from Back to the Future.
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