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2013-01-02 08:54:57 PM  

fusillade762: Slaves2Darkness: You did not, nobody enjoys the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Anybody that claims to is just delusional that is like saying you finished Atlas Shrugged.

Heh. One of the few fantasy books I've ever tried that I gave up on. I even kept on for a few chapters after the protagonist got all rapey for no reason.


It was the Gap Series that did me in, though.
 
2013-01-02 09:31:53 PM  
I saw one of those descriptors years ago that I found humorous. It was for Deliverance. It said something along the lines of "Four businessmen go on a bad canoe trip."
 
2013-01-02 09:52:15 PM  
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2013-01-02 09:53:03 PM  

fusillade762: Slaves2Darkness: You did not, nobody enjoys the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Anybody that claims to is just delusional that is like saying you finished Atlas Shrugged.

Heh. One of the few fantasy books I've ever tried that I gave up on. I even kept on for a few chapters after the protagonist got all rapey for no reason.


The 1st book isn't that bad, as long as you realize that Thomas is an anti-hero. The rest of them end up being pretty much a direct rip-off of Lord of the Rings. There are a whole lot more fantasy books that are worth spending your time on, though.
 
2013-01-02 09:53:49 PM  

Eddie T. Head: I saw one of those descriptors years ago that I found humorous. It was for Deliverance. It said something along the lines of "Four businessmen go on a bad canoe trip."


Pretty sure I have that kicking around in a Yahoo folder. Or maybe I printed it out and it's in a box w/100s of other late 90s internet gags.
 
2013-01-03 02:09:14 AM  
off-topic (and good deed for the night): DON'T RENT YELLOWBRICKROAD.
 
2013-01-03 07:18:56 AM  

fusillade762: Slaves2Darkness: You did not, nobody enjoys the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Anybody that claims to is just delusional that is like saying you finished Atlas Shrugged.

Heh. One of the few fantasy books I've ever tried that I gave up on. I even kept on for a few chapters after the protagonist got all rapey for no reason.


Made it thru the first but only because I was hoping the hero would get raped then killed then raped again. Alas it didn't happen.
 
2013-01-03 11:20:06 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: fusillade762: Slaves2Darkness: You did not, nobody enjoys the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Anybody that claims to is just delusional that is like saying you finished Atlas Shrugged.

Heh. One of the few fantasy books I've ever tried that I gave up on. I even kept on for a few chapters after the protagonist got all rapey for no reason.

The 1st book isn't that bad, as long as you realize that Thomas is an anti-heroasshole. The rest of them end up being pretty much a direct rip-off of Lord of the Rings. There are a whole lot more fantasy books that are worth spending your time on, though.


FTFY
 
2013-01-03 01:59:01 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Only in the USA can we turn political satire in to a beloved children's tale.
Looking forward to seeing the new film. Certain it's going to bomb


You don't know a lot about Baum's original, apparently.
 
2013-01-03 02:21:08 PM  

gshepnyc: Mid_mo_mad_man: Only in the USA can we turn political satire in to a beloved children's tale.
Looking forward to seeing the new film. Certain it's going to bomb

You don't know a lot about Baum's original, apparently.


That statement confused me as well.
 
2013-01-03 04:37:10 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Only in the USA can we turn political satire in to a beloved children's tale.


You know the "political satire" is an urban myth, right? Some people in the 60s made their own parallels and ran with it. It was never the original intent of Baum to make a political statement.
 
2013-01-04 12:54:46 AM  

Optimal_Illusion: gshepnyc: Mid_mo_mad_man: Only in the USA can we turn political satire in to a beloved children's tale.
Looking forward to seeing the new film. Certain it's going to bomb

You don't know a lot about Baum's original, apparently.

That statement confused me as well.


He makes a lot of posts like that.
 
2013-01-04 01:46:16 AM  

KatjaMouse: Mid_mo_mad_man: Only in the USA can we turn political satire in to a beloved children's tale.

You know the "political satire" is an urban myth, right? Some people in the 60s made their own parallels and ran with it. It was never the original intent of Baum to make a political statement.


Urban myth? Hmm. I heard a lot about the ecopolitical messages in it from a college level history teacher that I had in 1990.
 
2013-01-04 06:07:58 AM  
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2013-01-04 07:40:42 AM  

Alphax: KatjaMouse: Mid_mo_mad_man: Only in the USA can we turn political satire in to a beloved children's tale.

You know the "political satire" is an urban myth, right? Some people in the 60s made their own parallels and ran with it. It was never the original intent of Baum to make a political statement.

Urban myth? Hmm. I heard a lot about the ecopolitical messages in it from a college level history teacher that I had in 1990.


The first I heard about it was my own high school history class but yeah, it's considered Urban Myth that that was the intention of the author. The first article even making the links between Oz and the Gold Standard was written in 1964. After that everyone had a political interpretation.
 
2013-01-05 04:06:52 PM  
fusillade762: Slaves2Darkness: You did not, nobody enjoys the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Anybody that claims to is just delusional that is like saying you finished Atlas Shrugged.


I liked the setting but hated Covenant. I like the third book because I can read the Siege of Revelstone and skip the whiny chapters.
 
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