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posts by thegreenman Candidate | joined 06 Jul 2006 | 11

Alexandre Dumas posted 06 Jul 2006, 21:07 in Literature DiscussionWhat would you say are the must-reads of literature? by thegreenman, Candidate

Everyone should read at lest these two Dumas stories. The Man in the Iron Mask The Three Musketeers view post

The Curse of Chalion posted 06 Jul 2006, 21:07 in Literature DiscussionFavorite books/series by thegreenman, Candidate

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most well written stories I've ever read, in any genre. Paladin of Souls follows along in the same setting. Very low magic, very character-centric writing. view post

cool posted 08 Jul 2006, 22:07 in Literature DiscussionFavorite books/series by thegreenman, Candidate

I know Bujold is most known for Sci-Fi, but her fantasy is deep and very well thought out. I wish there were more writers with her style in Fantasy. I find the descriptive styles tedious now, though I liked them more when I was younger. Now I lean heavily toward character-centric writing. view post

Raymond Feist: Riftwar Saga posted 02 Jul 2007, 13:07 in Literature DiscussionRaymond Feist: Riftwar Saga by thegreenman, Candidate

I'd like to hear thoughts on this series. It seems I've somehow missed reading it. Is it a classic, a good read, or a waste of time? Have a take, and bring it... view post

Bujold posted 02 Jul 2007, 21:07 in Literature DiscussionOk so I feel like ive read every good author in existence. by thegreenman, Candidate

I second Bujold, but I enjoyed Chalion the most. view post

what about S.R. Donaldson posted 10 Jul 2007, 01:07 in Literature DiscussionWho is most offensive. by thegreenman, Candidate

TCoTCtU. Rape, incest, generally retarded behavior. I mean, I liked the books, but I'm certain they offended someone. view post

I'm a deist and a taoist, and I still believe in evolution. posted 10 Jul 2007, 01:07 in Philosophy DiscussionEvolution vs Creation by thegreenman, Candidate

I'm a deist and a taoist, and I also believe in evolution (and aliens too!). view post

GGK's Tigana is tops for me. posted 19 Jul 2007, 20:07 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by thegreenman, Candidate

I just finished reading Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay last evening. It has now taken the top honors as what I believe to be by far the finest single-volume fantasy work I've ever read. view post anyone? posted 19 Jul 2007, 20:07 in Literature anyone? by thegreenman, Candidate

Do any of you trade your old books? I have several sci-fi and fantsay books available to trade through My handle there is thegreenman. The service is free, and it has been a great way for me to get more books than I can afford to buy right now ( as I have a 17 month old baby ). I did, however; splurge for a new hardcover of TDTCB. Hope to trade with some of you there. view post

are we getting dumber? posted 19 Jul 2007, 21:07 in Philosophy Discussion"Have you ever met someone who is smarter than you?&quo by thegreenman, Candidate

I had a high IQ as a child, but I've lost a lot just from listening to George Bush speak over the past few years. I figure I'll be mildly retarded by the time he leaves office. view post

Other female authors posted 20 Jul 2007, 01:07 in Literature DiscussionNothing against female Fantasy authors but... by thegreenman, Candidate

I've said this before in other threads: Lois McMaster Bujold is a fantastic author. Anne McCaffrey's work never interested me. I slogged through one of the Pern novels, but never felt the urge to try again. I've never read either Margaret Weis' or Marion Zimmer Bradley's works. I can't think of any other female writers besides those mentioned already. That seems unbalanced to me. view post


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