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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2008, 11:57:25 PM »
I will say this series definately doesn't make me want to read the books. The Dresden Files did, but I couldn't find them.


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2008, 05:08:24 AM »
I know the series really is doing a bad job of telling the story, but I would suggest you at least read the first one (get it from the library if you don't want to invest the cash in buying it). It really is a fantastic story. Basically, every single thing about the series that sucks, seems to be something they changed from how the book had it, and the change made it MORE formulaic and predictable.

The first couple of books really are worth reading.
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2008, 05:26:23 AM »
The first book is a good stand alone book and I would reccomend it.


and Soul of the Fire is def the worst of the series. I liked the Pillars of Creation though. The author wrote the entire novel from the POVs of several different characters. It pissed me off at first, but he actually pulled it off.


I am not saying Goodkind is brilliant (i can totally see the connection to Ann Rynd though. Goodkind is a preachy bastard) but the books were entertaining fluff


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2008, 06:05:33 AM »
"Fuck y'all, I'm amazing"


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2008, 06:08:18 AM »
I would say it's more like

"I have a philosophy on life that takes cajiggers of pages to get the point of, ergo I is smart"


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2008, 06:09:19 AM »
Really? And people continue to read her?

Well yes because they see themselves as being amazing too.

Rand really appeals to people who are still intellectually 12 years old.
I would say it's more like

"I have a philosophy on life that takes cajiggers of pages to get the point of, ergo I is smart"
But that philosophy boils down to

"Fuck y'all, I'm amazing"



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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2008, 08:44:23 AM »
I would say it's more like

"I have a philosophy on life that takes cajiggers of pages to get the point of, ergo I is smart"

I wouldn't say that it just takes cajiggers of pages, but cajiggers of pages at least a dozen times over restating the point...hence why I had such difficulty reading Atlas Shrugged...I counted it up and in the last 500 pages, a full 180 pages of it is just the same thing said over....and over...and over again.

It was possibly the most insulted I'd ever felt as a reader, as if I had forgotten it since ten pages ago!  I felt like Dr. Suess has more respect for his readers.


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2008, 09:47:47 PM »
Her name is Ayn. Do you really need to know anything else? Her name is fucking Ayn.


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2008, 10:20:57 PM »
It's pronounced, "Wait, why do you want to say her name in the first place?"


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2008, 05:53:54 AM »
It's pronounced like "pine" without the P.

"ine"

... well, we've watched through episode 4 now, and it still fucking sucks. Why couldn't they just adapt the books as they were to TV? Why did they have to chop it up, butcher all the good parts, and give us Sword of Truth Hotdogs instead of the Sword of Truth? Idiots...
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