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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Isn't this a little bit excessive for a 1979 Pictures. I bought one for GBP50 in VG condition. Is dogfark a member here (if so apologies)

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Pictures-by-To ... em35b07def60#ht_512wt_905



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Re: Other Fantasy Writers
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I beat Khamul to it, and changed the title

I'll put in a plug for another site that I am member of, as that is a much better site for this type of question, we stick here to what the site is renowned for, collecting Tolkien

This question comes up a lot on the plaza and there are lots of posts about what other fantasy writers people like, and here is an example.

http://www.lotrplaza.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=242076

My answer to the question though is that I only really like one fantasy author's books, and I will let you guess who that is? (that last comment makes me think of the really hard questions on TV phone-ins, like my favourite, What colour is an orange?)

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Re: Other Fantasy Writers
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Khamul wrote:
SonOfDolf --do you mind if I rename this thread "Other Fantasy Writers" (or something like that)?


Not at all


SF still offers much that captivates me too.


I recently read Eon from Greg Bear which I liked very much. Also still have to read Solaris from Stanisław Lem because the 1972 Tarkovskiy movie adaptation is one of my all time favorites.

Posted on: 2011/10/14 17:00

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Re: Tolkien legacy
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SonOfDolf --do you mind if I rename this thread "Other Fantasy Writers" (or something like that)?

That aside, I really (really) don't read that much Fantasy; depending in how you use the term. I read much fantastic fiction --in particular Supernatural fiction (or Weird literature). I did read Eddings, Gemmell, Pratchett etc when I was younger --they were all okay. To be honest, re-reading Tolkien recently, I can really see why some parts of the literary world don't rate Fantasy. I mean, they might think Tolkien is good, but probably think if this is literally the best Fantasy can offer --the genre isn't up to much. Sadly, the fault in this argument is that everything that is highly acclaimed/rated (where Fantasy isn't) doesn't faintly appeal to me; & I suspect I wouldn't really enjoy reading it. SF still offers much that captivates me too.

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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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Heavens! --we're on this old [an] "item is only worth what someone will pay at that time" chestnut; sorry laurel ( ). In looking at a range of prices, you simply cannot include the top (and bottom) of this scale. I'm not talking in this case, but if 99% of a particular title sell for, say, £100 (let's say in a £75 - £125 range) --but 1% of copies sell for £200 (or thereabouts) --it seems patently absurd to claim that it is "worth" £200 just because a few people paid this price at some particular time; or even that it was "worth" £200 at that time.

garm, how far did £60 stretch back then though?
[EDIT: Sorry, you said "1997" --which actually wasn't that long ago...]

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