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I'd heard fairly negative things about the Belgariad from people I trusted, so I didn't get around to reading it when it was new(ish) but reading some of the reminisces about the author after his death made him sound like a fun kinda guy so I checked out the five-books-two-volumes release of the Belgariad and started reading.

The first one was very slooooow to get off the ground. It did some interesting tweaking of conventions, and I liked its take on the Boy of Destiny's POV on these events-what it would be like to be the youthful and blissfully ignorant human maguffin surrounded by ancient and/or powerful people. There were some good zingers but not enough to justify Eddings's reputation as a writer of witty dialogue.

Plodding through Queen of Sorcery right now. Not sure whether I'll continue or not.

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Tianne's Reads [View all] , tianne, Fri Mar-12-10 12:53 PM
  An Evil Guest, by Gene Wolfe (spoilers), tianne, Mar 12th 2010, #1
Origin in Death, by JD Robb, tianne, Mar 16th 2010, #2
Gate of Ivrel by C. J. Cherryh, tianne, Mar 19th 2010, #3
Pirate Sun by Karl Schroeder, tianne, Mar 23rd 2010, #4
Ninth Daughter by Barbara Hambly, tianne, Mar 23rd 2010, #5
Pawn of Prophecy, by David Eddings, tianne, Mar 28th 2010 #6
Blackout by Connie Willis, tianne, Apr 13th 2010, #7
First Lord's Fury, by Jim Butcher, tianne, Apr 16th 2010, #8
A Play of Treachery by Margaret Fraser, tianne, Apr 22nd 2010, #9
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, tianne, May 20th 2010, #10
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews, tianne, May 31st 2010, #11
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks, tianne, Jun 08th 2010, #12
Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs, tianne, Jun 08th 2010, #13
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs, tianne, Jun 11th 2010, #14
Hunting Grounds by Patricia C. Briggs, tianne, Jun 15th 2010, #15
Changes, by Jim Butcher, tianne, Jun 25th 2010, #16
Obsidian Prey, by Jayne Castle, tianne, Jul 24th 2010, #17
Talyn by Holly Lisle, tianne, Jul 24th 2010, #18
Dawn Star by Catherine Asaro, tianne, Aug 03rd 2010, #19
In The Forests of Sere by Patricia McKillip, tianne, Aug 05th 2010, #20
Ombria in Shadow by Patricia McKillip, tianne, Aug 05th 2010, #21
Odd Girl Out by Timothy Zahn, tianne, Aug 25th 2010, #22
Mouse and Dragon by Sharon Lee and Steven Miller, tianne, Aug 25th 2010, #23
Passage, by Connie Willis, tianne, Aug 25th 2010, #24
Kim by Rudyard Kipling, tianne, Aug 25th 2010, #25
Knights of the Cornerstone by James Blaylock, tianne, Sep 23rd 2010, #26
Rainy Season by James Blaylock, tianne, Sep 23rd 2010, #27
The Face, by Dean Koontz, tianne, Sep 23rd 2010, #28
Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly, tianne, Sep 30th 2010, #29
Cotillion, by Georgette Heyer, tianne, Nov 02nd 2010, #30
The Quiet Gentleman, Georgette Heyer, tianne, Nov 02nd 2010, #31
A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer, tianne, Nov 02nd 2010, #32
All Clear by Connie Willis, tianne, Dec 09th 2010, #33
Flight of the Eisenstein, by James Swallow, tianne, Dec 09th 2010, #34
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold, tianne, Dec 09th 2010, #35
No Name On The Bullet: A Biography of Audie Murphy, tianne, Dec 10th 2010, #36
To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy (& "Spec" McClure), tianne, Dec 17th 2010, #37
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout, tianne, Dec 26th 2010, #38

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