Friday, March 20, 2009

Confession of a Fantasy Reader

I have a confession to make. You all know, if you follow my blog, that I am an avid fan of the fantasy novel. I've read fantasy books and science fiction for as long as I can remember, but there are two major series' that I am missing from my "Have Read" list.

The Wheel of Time
The Sword of Truth

I realize that both of these have had a rather large impact on the fantasy world, and I think that I should probably read them at some point. See, I know your not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but I've never really been attracted to the covers of the Wheel of Time books, and so I've never picked them up. As for Mr. Goodkind's novels, people have told me they're great, but I've not had the chance there, either.

Have you fine folks read them? Should I definitely do so? Do they deserve to move up the ranks of my "To Read" list, or can they sit comfortably somewhere on the list?

That's all for today. Maybe. I might get a chance to express myself more later, but if not, I bid you all a humble farewell.


Sailor Matt said...

I imagine both series would be worth the read, given their popularity, but I have not read either myself.

I recently read The Sword of Shannara, which I had been putting off for several years. I'm not particularly fond of the book, but at least I can now speak intelligently about it. The same deal for Eragon. Reading the first book of the Sword of Truth and Wheel of Time series would be worth it, I think, just to keep the fantasy hardliners off your back. :)

logankstewart said...

Sword of Shannara was one of the first fantasy books I read, and I was a small lad then. I could easily see the parallels and basic re-telling of the Lord of the Rings, but I loved the book. I've read every fantasy book Terry Brook's has out, and I particularly love the Wishsong of Shannara and the entire Heritage series.