Re: [mythsoc] Re: Shannara Movies. Umm, why?!
- When I was in grad school, a friend who was moving give me a big box of
fantasy and science fiction books. Many of them were pretty forgetable,
but it was something to read, so I read quite a few. When I got to the
first book of Shannara, something (I don't recall what) annoyed me
enough that I gave up after a few pages and never went back. In this
case I suppose there is a chance the movie could actually be better than
the book, though the way the movie industry works I wouldn't bet on it.
I did actually like the Thomas Covenant series when I was in high
school. When I tried to read them later on, I ended up giving them away.
Cathy Akers-Jordan wrote:
> >And BTW, I had no idea there were *14* of those books! I only read[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >the first one myself, back in the early 1980's; and it was
> >disappointing enough that I never picked up another one.
> Same here, Jason. I could never understand why the series was
> apparently so popular. I have the same problem with Thomas Covenant.
- Ellen, maybe that's the secret of the Thomas Covenant books - high
school, *maybe* college age readers. I found it unreadable and plowed
through, uphill all the way, because the author was a GOH some years
back. Then I met him and *he* was delightful, lots of fun, accessible,
and so I started to read the second in the series and ground to a halt
I learned the hard truth: there are people I really like as people
that I don't enjoy as authors. Probably the opposite is true, too, but
I don't know THAT many authors...
-- Lynn --
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ellen <carnimiriel@...> wrote:
> I did actually like the Thomas Covenant series when I was in high
> school. When I tried to read them later on, I ended up giving them
> Ellen Denham