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Malop



Joined: 14 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: David Eddings RIP Reply with quote

Like a lot of you I grew up on the works of David Eddings and although he has his critics I feel he did a lot for fantasy in the 90's that made it more mainstream.

Anyway David died on Tuesday, more details here:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2009/06/05/david-eddings.html
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Max Power



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad - he brought me into the world of fantasy, and whilst I think his star waned with his later series, the Belgariad, Mallorean, Elenium and Tamuli series still have a fond place in my heart.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tis very sad, it made me feel nostalgic and though my reading tastes have moved on I still possess some of the old series and I still remember Sparhawk with fondness... Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great shame indeed. He really pushed open the door of the genre, bringing in a mass audience and showing how epics can be written over multiple volumes.

Loved the Belgariad, like so many. And went on to read everything by anyone in the genre as a result.
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Rups



Joined: 02 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know...

How very upsetting.

I introduced many people to fantasy via Eddings.

Seems we are losing many greats recently, Gemmell, Jorden and now Eddings.

I will toast the man right now...
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Alia



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Robert Holdstock ("Mythago Wood"), who died on 29 November.
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