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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:46 pm 
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I know that Beagle's The Last Unicorn was his most popular novel by far, but his second most well known, A Fine and Private Place, is acclaimed enough to merit a spot on this list.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:19 pm 
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What about this series? It's getting ridiculously popular.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret ... las_Flamel


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:00 am 
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Is popularity really that much of a factor such that Eragon get's a spot in the 60s? I personally don't think it belongs at all, but I wouldn't complain if it was at least dropped another 50 or so spots.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Rick wrote:
7. The Wizard of Earthsea - by Ursula K LeGuin


Great list, Rick, but it's A Wizard of Earthsea.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
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Woodgod wrote:
Is popularity really that much of a factor such that Eragon get's a spot in the 60s? I personally don't think it belongs at all, but I wouldn't complain if it was at least dropped another 50 or so spots.



as far as childrens books go , even though its derivative as anything, gets major props for being quite significant in recent times....the whole idea of a 15 year old writing a book was pretty big...i know i connected pretty well with the book as a 14 year old when it came out .....

for quality , id think Bartimaeus Trilogy would be on here....the best of the fantasytrilogies revolving youngsters ive read...and that includes his dark materials ..... just cant get into the last book , which is oh so big with everybody else ....


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:58 am 
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ClashWho wrote:
Rick wrote:
7. The Wizard of Earthsea - by Ursula K LeGuin


Great list, Rick, but it's A Wizard of Earthsea.



Done, Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:07 am 
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Yousha wrote:
for quality , id think Bartimaeus Trilogy would be on here..


O.K. but why ?


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
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well it is perhaps subjective, but the entire story on mixing the whole teen magician thing all fantasy books seem to to be going for them but fusing it within a political scenario was great. it took a bit from the whole personal Djinn from his dark materials, but the book extends far more than that. the sepratation of chapters by characters and changing it to the first person viewpoint of writing was also very fresh , as were the footnotes used to provide provided for some good laughs. there were also historical figures and achievements mentioned in a very good tongue in cheek manner by the djinn itself, and as a whole, from all the fantasy books ive read, ive found it to be least derivative and possibly the most enjoyable , and this is including HP ..... the last book in the series is without a doubt my favorite book in teen fiction.

BUT , i also think the amber spyglass is an abominably bad book, so i guess i might just have different opinions.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
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O.K. it's in, btw I like your posts on the guitarists threads. Questions, comments & no attitude will always score heavily unlike echoes.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:02 am 
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Thank you very much Rick, appreciated. :tiphat:


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
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Hey guys. Sorry for my recent absence, but life has been hectic and my laptop decided to have a loose RAM slot, so I don't currently have a working computer.

Where's The Mistborn Trilogy, or anything written by Brandon Sanderson for that matter? He's obtained an incredible amount of critical acclaim for an author that's only been active since 2005, with everything he's ever written being praised. He hasn't achieved huge mainstream popularity yet but his popularity in fantasy circles is tremendous.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
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beaverteeth92 wrote:
Where's The Mistborn Trilogy, or anything written by Brandon Sanderson


Thanks, will keep him mind for any future list additions.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
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Yeah. He's also working on his own epic fantasy series that he's estimating is going to be 10 books, and the first one is a 1200-page monster. It's supposed to be amazing.

He's also finishing The Wheel of Time, so it might be a good idea to update the entry here on it with that information.


Also I'm currently on Book 3 of "A Song of Ice and Fire" and can't remember the last time I've been this enthralled by a book series. The way he writes is simply incredible.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
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beaverteeth92 wrote:
Also I'm currently on Book 3 of "A Song of Ice and Fire" and can't remember the last time I've been this enthralled by a book series. The way he writes is simply incredible.


So keep us posted on your thoughts when you finish.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Greatest Fantasy Books
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Not sure if that's sarcasm or not because I hear 4 and 5 are relatively slow...


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