Eddings is one of the best writters ever. His books is in klass whit Tolikiens books.
>>By Orcking (Monday, 17 Mar 2003 10:22)
David Eddings is the best author ever. I would like to discuss his books more with people who have read them. None of my friends read, so, email me what you think at email@example.com Robert Jordan is really good too. I'm reading the series by Robin Hobb at the moment and it's really good. But David and Leigh Eddings are the best
>>By Istarae (Thursday, 15 May 2003 09:29)
he really encouraged me to read many books, just last year i readed 7000 pages just because of him!
>>By king eddings (Sunday, 22 Jun 2003 23:54)
I thinkDavid Eddings is an excellent author and i think that anyone who dissagrees with this could not appreciate fantasy books. Some of his books are not as goodas others so i would reccomend that you read more than one of his books before you make a judgement of his writing. If you still do not like his books having read more than one i would say that you should try a different genre.
>>By candy (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 13:21)
The one aspect of Eddings writing that I enjoy is how he goes into relationships. Take Belgarath and Polgara. The preeminent Male and Female of the series.
As a male writer, you would expect him to gloss over the everyday aspects of how men typically go through life in books. They will go for days without showering, figuring out meals and understanding subtle clues in personal behavior, as Belgarath does.
His Polgara takes all that and makes him look at reality and that they have to think of the others in the party by telling him they need to make camp, they need to take a bath, they need to get food. Remembering that everyone in the party isn't magical and need mundane means to provide the basics in life.
You can really see that his wife, Leigh, has made him understand that relationships are the basis of life as we know it and THAT makes reading about the struggle of a prolonged campaign with males and females interesting in that daily life is not like Tolkien wrote it, but like the Eddings have written it!
>>By Angie D (Saturday, 23 Aug 2003 21:40)
I loved the belagariad and mallorean series, especially the interaction between garion and cnedra. BUT
I'm confused where was poledra all this while ?
I mean Where why ?
Polgara the last book does not tell me . maybe it does .
If it does I dont get it .
Help if you can
>>By master1 (Thursday, 12 Feb 2004 12:51)
I've read the series of The Elenium and was quite captivated by it. Eddings uses excellent imagery and detail, moreso than most other authors i have read. Sparhawk is, and will always remain my knight in shining armor, if you'll excuse the cliche...
>>By Fairy of Shalot (Saturday, 14 Feb 2004 01:06)
I've read the Belgariad, and kill me, but I'm not in love with it. It was fun all right, got me laughing from time to time, and I was interested in what was going to happen next... but that was about all. I expect a lot more from a really good book.
Take the characters, for example - they seem distinguished at the beginning, but they more and more resemble each other... They begin to speak in the same way - all of them - in that sarcastic voive that was reserved only for Silk in the beginning...
Also, there is almost no character developement, except from Garion's and partly (and very predictably) CeNedra's. You need characters to change throughout the book if you want them to be really interesting.
And don't think I don't like fantasy - I'm absolutely addicted to writers like Jordan or Martin or Tolkien...
>>By Dieda (Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 02:05)
i havnt read any of his books but im looking for some of his because people have said hes great. could anyone tell me which books of his r good?(I love the robert jordan series so it would be good to pick the most similar one to that)
>>By F.O.X.Y.East_Coast_West_Side (Saturday, 20 Mar 2004 05:36)
Hi F.O.X.Y.East_Coast_West_Side I would recommend The Belgariad as the first series to read. I have read all of David Eddings and David and Leigh Eddings and that was my favorite.
>>By spiritwalker (Saturday, 8 May 2004 20:11)
David Eddings' books are perhaps the best of his genre, and I agree with spiritwalker the Belgariod are by far the best
>>By Mikerem (Thursday, 23 Sep 2004 22:04)
His books are great. Great imagination that man. Agree with Mikerem
>>By Markus is your father (Monday, 15 Nov 2004 23:45)
Who thinks EDDINGSSUX is right?
>>By Markus is your father (Monday, 15 Nov 2004 23:46)
I don't agree with him at all. I just recently finished his "The Tamuli" and I must say I was impressed. I loved the plot, the characters have depth and are extremely realistic. I think that he does a very good job of battle descriptions and battle tactics (probably got them from being in the war) and am looking forward to starting "The Dreamers". I agree with you as well, spiritwalker, the Belgariad is the best. The one problem, however, is that I can't understand how Aphrael always has to fly to get places, but when ever she just "appears" out of nowhere, she's just there, she doesn't fly in through a window or anything. And the same thing with how she vanishes. I don't get it! Anyone have any ideas, or do you think it's just something he overlooked?
>>By Urbane (Thursday, 16 Dec 2004 04:21)
Hi is he the man that wrote the redemption of the Althalus? If he is then he is good.
>>By Peni (Friday, 17 Dec 2004 18:43)
I haven't heard of that one, but he is fairly prolific so he may have. One good one by him is Regina's Song, which isn't fantasy, it's fiction. It has a great storyline but isn't written very well. They use the same expressions all the time eg. whenever someone's plan is ruined they always say "Well that shoots our theory full of holes." Which they must have said about 15 times in the book. I'd still recommend it though.
>>By Urbane (Friday, 17 Dec 2004 23:44)
Urbane mentioned a character named Aphrael from Belgaraid. If my memory serves me correctly, she is a major character in Eddings' series The Elenium. Has he carried the same characters over to another series?
>>By Fairy of Shalot (Saturday, 1 Jan 2005 09:26)
Oh, sorry. I didn't mean it that way. Aphrael isn't in "The Belgariad," just "The Tamuli" and "The Elenium." Sorry if it wasn't clear to you.
>>By Urbane (Sunday, 2 Jan 2005 04:13)
David and Leigh Eddings are the best writers ever.They are so awsome, I cannot even begin to praise them enough. If you want to chat about them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
>>By Istarae (Thursday, 28 Jul 2005 14:08)
David and Leigh Eddings are very rare authors who write so much and still interest me.
If it werent because the libraries have so little books i think i would have read all of them by now. Their books are so interesting. So very amusing. ^^
>>By Lavendr (Monday, 1 Aug 2005 04:40)
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