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Stephen Erikson's Books posted 22 February 2005 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: "RevCasy":12lnby7a
This is off topic, but I've seen questions like this many many times on other forums. And I understand the desire to find something good to read, because good fantasy is rare.

The sad thing is that I have stopped asking the question myself, because I came to realization that the well is dry. After 25 years, I've read all the really good fantasy that has ever been written (and a lot of the less good stuff too).

Now my only choice is to read in other genres that I haven't exhausted and wait for new books to be published.

*sigh*

It makes me sad to think this way.[/quote:12lnby7a]

Very, very true . . . (unfortunately).

I'm also not reading much fantasy anymore, simply because 99% of it is pure and simple trash, and I'm afraid I could lose the love for the genre if I keep up picking books I end up loathing.

I picked up Darkness that Comes Before as an afterthought, not really expecting much, and I can't stop thanking whatever deity put it on my path . . . <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

Really great books, and much to look forward to in the years to come, but don't expect much from other new or old authors . . .

Frankly I'm grateful Scott Bakker is here and writing, and maybe Martin if he gets his act together, since I suspect he has lost his inspiration and is incapable of finishing Book Four. view post


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