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Old 03-28-2002, 11:04 PM   #89
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Join Date: Dec 2001
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Birdland has just left Hobbiton.

Silme-Ranaa - I was wandering the stacks in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section at The Book Loft (Best bookstore in the world! Hurray!) One of the sale guys walked up to me and said "Wanna read something really great?" and pointed right at Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. So I bought the the first book "A Game of Thrones" and put it in the stack of other books I'm planning on reading. Maybe I'll move it up to the top of the heap now.

I'd gotten out of even attempting to read any of the plethora of "fantasy trilogies" for many years. And if they make any comparisons to Tolkien, I run the other way!

I remember first picking up "The Sword of Shannara" series back in the 70's because it promised to be "just like Tolkien". After one chapter I practically threw it across the room. "That's not Tolkien! I want more Tolkien!" Unfortunately, he died a year later, so I didn't get my wish.

Anyway, George Martin better come through, or he's going straight into the kindling box!

[ March 29, 2002: Message edited by: Birdland ]
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