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posts by noodles0585 Peralogue | joined 04 Aug 2006 | 53


posted 07 Aug 2006, 22:08 in Literature DiscussionWhy read fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i started reading fantasy with the lord of the rings trilogy by jrr tolkien obviously and absolutely fell in love with the genre. i have been playing rpgs since i was like 9 or 10 years old and it just all fell into place after i read that series then i read the hobbit and after that the wheel of time and then some forgotten realms a song of ice and fire as well as memory sorrow and thorn now i am like 70 pages away from finishing the thousand fold thought. my favorite though is the dark tower series by stephen king don't know if you would consider that a fantasy considering the author but i do and it was fantastic. i love fantasy for the orginality. almost forgot thye belgariad and the mallorean by david & leigh eddings was also great those series are my reasons for loving this genre and the prince of nothing only reinforces that within me. view post


posted 07 Aug 2006, 22:08 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHeresiarch of the Cishaurim by noodles0585, Peralogue

i have to agree that the fanim indeed do seem to be islamic in nature and the inrithi seem to be christanity in nature. it also seems that many of the scripture that are used from the tusk seem similar to the old testament but in truth because i can't seem to recall the fanim being quoted i can't say how similar it would be to the quran but my guess is that there would be some similarities. when i say scripture from the tusk i mean for an example like when kellhus is sentenced and they decide to do it according to scripture "when a man claims to be a prophet, hear him out and if he speaks truly then acclaim him for he is clean but if he speaks untruly the bound him to the corpse of his wife and hang him one cubit above the ground for he is unclean" that sounds like the old testament to me. view post


posted 08 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature DiscussionDisappointed... by noodles0585, Peralogue

though i have to agree that to know the true ending of this series would be awesome you have to love the reality of never seeing somthing as the glory of the top of the tower would be i mean part of the appeal of the dark tower is that roland chases after it and will give anything up to have it like when he lets jake fall to his death in the first book to catch up to the man in black walter. that to me is true obsession while that can be a character flaw thats the beauty of roland of gilead he is not perfect but will let nothing stand in his way either. i felt this series is both extremely orginal and brilliant the characters and plot are fantastic and the ending while sad is understandible that roland must atone for his sins to achieve his goals first.l view post


wow just finished reading it last night posted 09 Aug 2006, 20:08 in The Thousandfold Thoughtwow just finished reading it last night by noodles0585, Peralogue

this book was really good but someone please tell me it doesn't end like that. aside from that achamian is a ballsy bad ass dude i mean after defeating yet another demon comes back from the dead one more time and then forsakes his wife, school, and prophet in front of the entire holy war and then some i can't wait for the follow up thats got to be out of this world especially after that. i am at a loss for words when it comes to this series the only thing that i hope is that bakker neither ends it too early or too late. anyone else agree or disagree with me? view post


posted 14 Aug 2006, 22:08 in The Thousandfold Thoughtwow just finished reading it last night by noodles0585, Peralogue

as far as scott having akka go beyond seswatha i can't say. maybe but my opinion is that with the second coming of the apoclaypse there are roles that were previously played by seswatha and with him and many others dead those roles must be fulfilled by others such as achamian filling the role of the sorcerer out to save humanity no matter what the cost. and kellhus is to fulfill the role as anasurimbor celmomas as the high the king of the ancient north leading his armies against the consult. now granted this is two thousand years after the first war and the rules have changed along with circumstances but i feel that this is simply history repeating it self again. my question is if the non-erratic nonmen will play a role and if so how much of an impact will they have on the victory/defeat of humanity over the the consult. view post


posted 18 Aug 2006, 16:08 in Literature DiscussionFantasy by noodles0585, Peralogue

i love asiaf it is fantastic and bran's chapters aren't really that boring to me but for some reason arya has to be my favorite its like no matter how far out of her depth she is she prevails some how and considering that she is just 10 and how tough she is just makes me love to read about her. Tolkien is the father of fantasy today from his histories and languages of middleearth to his mytholigies and legends comes an epic that in my opinon has yet to be parralled i mean don't get me wrong there is a lot of awesome fantasy floating around like asiaf and PoN but tolkien just has a diffrent feel to it. view post


posted 18 Aug 2006, 22:08 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by noodles0585, Peralogue

i am currently reading gardens of the moon like you and also like you i am big fan of asiaf and PoN and also like the WoT and this book is awesome i at like 375 like 125 pages to go and i just love it and can't wait to start on deadhouse gates so take my word chances are if we share some of the same likes and dislikes you will like this. view post


posted 18 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature DiscussionRobert Jordan diagnosed with Amyloidosis by noodles0585, Peralogue

i hope jordan does recover. well with that said i did enjoy the first several books then came the fillers and then 9 was good and ten was crap and 11 was awesome hopefully he will end it with 12 and that should be awesome too hope so or i wasted years of my life so i guess i just have to wait and see. and hope and pray that i don't get screwed over but i do wish him the best with his recovery. and yes i too feel guilty for being frustrated and wishing ill upon him then he gets ill so i really hope he makes it. view post


posted 18 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature Discussionr.a. salvatore's war of the spider queen series by noodles0585, Peralogue

i stopped reading forgotten realms they were ok for a while then i read asiaf and PoN and MBoF and i have no desire to go back because there is so much stuff that is better. if you liked that though you might want to give the dark elf trilogy a try its by salvatore and is pretty good it starts his drizzt series which is his main character in like 17 books. i liked those even though i never read the war of the spider queen you may like it to. book 1 is homeland book 2 is exile and book 3 is sojurn view post


posted 18 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature DiscussionTerry Brooks Armaggedon's Children by noodles0585, Peralogue

i never read any terry brooks before is he good and whats his best book/series so i know i am looking for because right now i am currently reading MBoF so after that i will check him out. view post


posted 18 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature DiscussionMemory, Sorrow, and Thorn by noodles0585, Peralogue

i liked MSaT i thought it was interesting and not so much cliche as you might think so give it a chance not saying tad williams is a literary genius but this series is pretty good so give it a shot. view post


great reads in fantasy? posted 19 Aug 2006, 17:08 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i am currently reading MBoF, asiaf, WoT. i consider these to be great fantasy how ever when i finish with these i will be on the look out for more so any suggestions that people may have are welcome i am really into the more gritty fantasy like PoN, asiaf, and MBoF so books like that are what i am most interested in. view post


posted 21 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

thanx werthead i appreciate the tip i will have to look into some of those novels suggested. Once again thanx alot don't know what i would do without a good book to read. view post


posted 22 Aug 2006, 21:08 in Literature DiscussionFavorite books/series by noodles0585, Peralogue

i would say my favorite is martin's a song of ice and fire awesome books that leave you wishing for so much more. simply brilliant and i also like stephen king's the dark tower they were good and original. i am currently reading the deadhouse gates by steven erikson its the second book of malazan book of the fallen and thus far immensely interesiting so those are three that i would gladly recomend. the wheel of time by robert jordan is good if you have patience so that about sums it up. good luck. view post


a song of ice and fire? posted 23 Aug 2006, 22:08 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i know thru others posting that there are some fans here and while i am patiently waiting for dance of dragons i was wondering what the estimate is on how many more books will come out before this series is concluded. view post


posted 23 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

ian irvines haven't heard of him but if you tell me a series thats really good and the first book of said series i will give it a go. view post


posted 23 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

why three is there a reason or are you just taking that from mid air just curious because if martin has hinted at something then i haven't heard about it yet but thanx for the response. view post


posted 24 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

well it sounds to me that a shadow on the glass is the proper place to start so thats where i will though it will have to wait till i get done with MBoF as i already started this but rest assured that i am open minded and will give it a chance soon enough and thank you for your recommendation i appreciate it profusely. view post


posted 24 Aug 2006, 23:08 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

thank you both werthead and harrol i didn't mean to appear ungrateful just wanted to be sure that the information i recieved was more than a baseless rumor and since it appears to be confirmesd by the living legend GRRM i will say thank you kindly i appreciate you posting on this matter. view post


posted 28 Aug 2006, 16:08 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

any idea what the companion book is about? i mean is it a prequel or sequel? or is GRRM keeping his lips sealed? and also can you tell me where i might get this information so i don't have to bother you so much thanx for putting up with me and all my fucking questions i really do appreciate it. view post


posted 30 Aug 2006, 14:08 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

alright cool thanks everyone i really appreciate it and now that i can check up on this information my self you won't be getting aggravated by me anymore well at least not on this topic. view post


posted 06 Sep 2006, 19:09 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i was just in my local library and saw that series by gene wolfe and it did look interesting can you tell me whats it about i read the back on the first one shadow claw i think and it said that some guy is a member of the torturer's guild and showed mercy to a victim and got exiled and i thought that was an interesting way to start a story so can you give me a spoiler free breakdown please. view post


posted 30 Sep 2006, 21:09 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by noodles0585, Peralogue

i am currently midway through the third "memories of ice" and so i far i love this series i just hope based on previous posts that fourth, fifth, and sixth aren't too bad other than that i will be in for the long haul. view post


MBotF posted 09 Oct 2006, 20:10 in Literature DiscussionMBotF by noodles0585, Peralogue

i know that this has nothing to do with this forum but i just finished readin memories of ice in malazan book of the fallen series by steven erikson and i am 180 pages into the house of chains and was wondering if someone could direct me to the forum for this series please much obliged. view post


posted 09 Oct 2006, 20:10 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

thanx all for your recommendations i feel somewhat overwhelmed honestly so i think that i will just give it a go and see where i end up. view post


war of light and shadow posted 29 Oct 2006, 20:10 in Literature Discussionwar of light and shadow by noodles0585, Peralogue

i am currently reading this series by janny wurts i am on a curse of the mist wraith and i know i may sound like a complete bufoon for asking this but can someone tell me what the second book is as i would like to continue reading this and im just unsure of the following sequels any help would be greatly appreciated. view post


posted 31 Jan 2007, 00:01 in Literature DiscussionWhy Bakker by noodles0585, Peralogue

i love the dark and gritty style of writing that Bakker brings to his work. i find his world fascinating and characters intriging. i believe that Bakker is one great author and next to a song of ice and fire by George RR Martin he is one of my favorites. mostly the reason i like him is that like martin you find his characters no matter how good not perfect and no matter how bad not evil and that makes them and his world all the more life like. as nothing is just white or black but gray. view post


aspect emperor? posted 31 Jan 2007, 00:01 in Literature Discussionaspect emperor? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i don't mean to be impatient but between waiting for aspect emperor and a dance with dragons i must say i am looking forward to some heavy duty reading soon and was curious if anyone know if scott has set a possible release date? view post


posted 27 Nov 2007, 17:11 in Literature DiscussionRaymond Feist: Riftwar Saga by noodles0585, Peralogue

i would say it is so-so and thats about it. view post


posted 27 Nov 2007, 17:11 in Literature DiscussionNothing against female Fantasy authors but... by noodles0585, Peralogue

i found janny wurts to be enjoyable her colloboration with raymond feist was pretty good and her a war of light and shadow though i only read the first book as of yet was also enjoyable. view post


posted 28 Nov 2007, 15:11 in Literature DiscussionR Jordan passed away by noodles0585, Peralogue

well it is a sad day when a truly great writer passes my condolences to the family amd may he rest in peace. view post


posted 28 Nov 2007, 16:11 in Literature DiscussionHarry Potter (don't hurt me) by noodles0585, Peralogue

i give it an 8.5 soley because i felt though really good and yes a classic some of the logic just didn't seem very logical to me. view post


posted 28 Nov 2007, 16:11 in Literature DiscussionWhat subgroup of speculative fiction do you prefer? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i like fantasy quite a bit in particular i also really enjoy martin, wofe, erikson, bakker, and jordan may he rest in peace. when i stray from fantasy i enjoy john lecarre who i believe is excellent because he doesn't write these completely unrealistic novels about super spys. in particular i enjoyed the spy who came in from the cold, tinker tailor soldier soy, and smiley's people. view post


nebula? posted 03 Dec 2007, 15:12 in Literature Discussionnebula? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i know this may be a stupid question and i do apologize for my ignorance but can anyone tell me about some of the awards fantasy writers get for book. i have heard of the nebula, hugo, and the world fantsy award but not really sure if there are more or which among them have the most prominence. thanks for your time in educating my ignorance i do appreciate it. view post


posted 03 Dec 2007, 15:12 in Literature DiscussionWho is most offensive. by noodles0585, Peralogue

i voted for terry goodkind simply because i have never read any if the other authors except bakker whom i feel is among the best in fantasy today. having read this topic i now know what authors to avoid so thankyou for the warning it will not go unheeded. view post


posted 31 Jan 2008, 21:01 in Literature DiscussionBarker, Butcher, Gaiman by noodles0585, Peralogue

i too haven't read the first two but american gods by neil gaiman was fantastic. view post


guy gavriel kay sarantium posted 22 Feb 2008, 15:02 in Literature Discussionguy gavriel kay sarantium by noodles0585, Peralogue

well other than sailing to sarantium and lord of emperors i haven't read any of kay's books but these two were fantastic. oh by the way i have read the simarillion but i am not sure if that counts. well my question is anybody have any suggestions for the next of his books i should read? view post


posted 25 Feb 2008, 18:02 in Literature DiscussionPulp Fiction (No, not the movie) by noodles0585, Peralogue

yeah i have seen all the indiana jones movies too those flicks were bad ass. view post


posted 25 Feb 2008, 18:02 in Literature DiscussionSaga of Dune : The end? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i haven't began the dune series by anyone yet though i plan to start with frank herbert and go from there don't know how much interest i will have in the other authors but will have to read frank's dune first for sure. view post


posted 25 Feb 2008, 18:02 in Literature DiscussionBookmooch.com anyone? by noodles0585, Peralogue

what books do you have that you want to trade and what books do you want? view post


posted 27 Feb 2008, 16:02 in Literature DiscussionSaga of Dune : The end? by noodles0585, Peralogue

well true to my word i am now about a hundred pages into dune and i must say that it is amazing and i am beginning to understand the critical acclaim that this book recieved i hope the others that follow the first book are as good as this one is shapping up to be. view post


posted 27 Feb 2008, 16:02 in Literature Discussionnebula? by noodles0585, Peralogue

it is now my understanding that the hugo is the most prominent of the awards dont know if anyone cares but still it is rather interesting still dont know exactly where the nebula stands in the grand scheme of things though :( view post


posted 27 Feb 2008, 17:02 in Literature DiscussionDiscordianism by noodles0585, Peralogue

what are these e-books about i havent even heard of them yet? view post


posted 27 Feb 2008, 17:02 in Literature DiscussionA Song of Ice and Fire to Become TV Series by noodles0585, Peralogue

so there is still plans to do this show thats fantastic i love both HBO and ASoIaF and i believe this to be a match made in heaven with luck HBO will not try to ruin the integrity of the series but like i said a perfect match and i highly doubt that will happen especially with GRRM on as a producer/writer. on a side note you think that will make DVDs? view post


posted 27 Feb 2008, 17:02 in Literature DiscussionThe Bonfire by noodles0585, Peralogue

R.A salavatore's drizzt series completly preposterous i mean no matter if he fights twenty giants and army of ninja and a mean old lady by him self with a broken arm, rib, and leg he will still somehow live so let him burn. view post


posted 15 Mar 2008, 14:03 in Literature DiscussionDiscordianism by noodles0585, Peralogue

i still am a bit confused as to what the story is about so if someone would be so kind as to direct me somewhere the story is availible i will try to read and find out for my self thanks. view post


posted 07 Apr 2008, 17:04 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]On the progress of the new novel by noodles0585, Peralogue

harrol i agree though truth be told i can't help but be somewhat impatient despite the fact that i am well aware it will be worth the wait. i mean between scott and GRRM and waiting for their books i just don't know what to do with my self. view post


posted 08 Apr 2008, 17:04 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by noodles0585, Peralogue

i am now part of the way through book seven reapers gale and while this series is not the best fantasy i have ever read i do not regret starting it either i think that it has some real strengths and is a bit different so i do plan on finishing this series. view post


abercrombie posted 08 Apr 2008, 17:04 in Literature Discussionabercrombie by noodles0585, Peralogue

just recently i have finished a debut fantasy novel by a new author joe abercrombie the blade it self and was very pleased the characters have some real depth, the politics seem rather realistic, and the world is very believable. all in all i feel it is a very strong start on a new fantasy series. it has a bit of the seem feel you will get from bakker or GRRM only without the vastness of the world that just engulfs you however IMHO i feel this is more than made up for with his character developement if you haven't read this book yet i strongly urge you to give it a chance. so now i am currently waiting to get before they are hanged the sequel to said book when i have finished reading it i will post here again and let you know what i think. view post


posted 12 Apr 2008, 16:04 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]On the progress of the new novel by noodles0585, Peralogue

can i read the draft they sent you i won't tell anyone whats in it and will still buy a copy of the book when it comes out. view post


the WOT? posted 17 Apr 2008, 21:04 in Literature Discussionthe WOT? by noodles0585, Peralogue

anybody have any idea when the last book is due yet? i think its called memories of light. if not then anyone know where i can go to get some reliable information? view post


posted 22 Apr 2008, 16:04 in Literature Discussionabercrombie by noodles0585, Peralogue

haven't read the last one yet but the other two were pretty impressive not as good as GRRM or Bakker but still worth the read. i plan on reading last argument of kings soon so i will post what i think when i read it. view post


posted 23 Apr 2008, 00:04 in Literature Discussionabercrombie by noodles0585, Peralogue

don't worry about the spoilers i have heard some good things about this book and really like the first so right now i just hope that im not disappointed thats all. but first i promised to finish reaper's gale by erikson so when im finished i will read last argument of kings and let you know what i think. view post


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