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Re: Tolkien legacy
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I do like the Song of Ice and Fire series, though I haven't read the fifth book yet. I definitely agree with the "soap opera" description from Stu, but sometimes that works for me!

I also am really enjoying the Kingkiller Chronicles by Pat Rothfuss, but only the first two books are out yet, so be warned if you can't stand waiting. If he can sustain the story to the end and wrap it up cleanly, this will be a classic in my mind.

Neither are replacements for (or even in the style of) Tolkien.

I just sold my spare copy of "A Game of Thrones" a few months ago, or else I might have been able to help you out SonOfDolf. Sorry!

Posted on: 2011/10/13 22:59
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I haven't found any other fantasy that I don't dislike, to be honest. Tolkien doesn't feel fake like most fantasy in that the world of the third age is pretty normal really. I hated Song of Ice and Fire so much that I couldn't complete the first book. Soap opera fantasy is the worst kind. Still, if everyone liked the same stuff, it would be a dull world :)

Posted on: 2011/10/13 18:56


Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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SonOfDolf, I think putting your highest bid in at the last minute is the best bet, but putting a higher value than you think it is worth never makes sense. I would question whether the book is worth more than 300-325. It isn't rare and has a non-valuable signature. If you look at all the other bidders except you and the winner, they maxed out at 250. You thought 300 was the probable selling price, but chose to exceed that heavily in your max bid. I don't understand your bidding behaviour as - had you won - you would have overpaid.

Posted on: 2011/10/13 17:27


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Don't know if this forum is the right place for this post. But just for fun which fantasy writer other than Tolkien would you recommend reading?

I personally like George R.R. Martin's first three books of the Song of Ice and Fire series (hence my username). Parts 4 and 5 are of a lesser quality though.

I'm trying to collect these books too. Unfortunately prices are a little bit out of control since the TV adaptation of a Game of Thones aired.

Posted on: 2011/10/13 16:32

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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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I got this one for GBP175 though. Merp_shop had listed it for 250 give or take but he accepted my proposal.

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/200659393970?s ... 1439.l2649#ht_3623wt_1139

I think it is a fair price but I'm not 100% sure.


Posted on: 2011/10/13 15:25



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