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Wrong Terry!

Postby unseenu » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:39 pm

Let me tell you a very strange story that happened to me today.As I mentioned a while ago on another thread years ago I was given a copy of Terry's Carpe Jugulum but never got around to reading it.

Today i hit on the idea that it might be in my parent's old wardrobe so I asked permission to have a look through.After hours of trawling through dusty bags and long forgotten mouldy toys i came across a fantasy novel by a man called Terry...but not the one I was looking for! :o

I found a book called "The Sword of Shannara" by someone called Terry Brooks,from a cursory glance it looks like one of the countless tolkien clones of the 80's that Pratchett hated so much.Even though it wasnt what I was looking for it was still a very interesting find and i'm looking forward to reading it.

Has anyone ever heard of this Terry Brooks?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:49 pm

:?: Well there is currently a rather well-used thread with a Terry Brooks connection after a load of fans from his forum invaded this one... :D

I agree about the Sword of Shannara - very Tolkien derivative, but TB went on to write some more original and rather good fantasy books in a more original vein. His Landover series in particular is good fun :wink:
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Postby Fizz » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:20 am

We did not INVADE. We CONQUERED. j/k. Give it a read and while the first book in that trilogy is derivative of Tolkien, the rest get better and he drastically shifts focus in the rest of the series. Also, I second Landover. Cheers.
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:29 am

Talking about Terrys :D .In the bookshop by me ,the Fantasy shelf is dominated by three Terrys,Terry Pratchett,Terry Brooks and Terry Goodkind.This amuses me :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:09 am

It must be a Terry thing. :wink:

Let's not forget Terry Nation as well.
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Postby unseenu » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:13 pm

its a consipiracy! there must be a secret society called something like The Guild of Fantasy writers called Terry.Every Terry who has ever written a book is a member and they are all working together to influence the history of literature and by extension because stories have so much power control the world.
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:16 pm

If you start writing fantasy they make you change your name. If you write chick lit you have to be called "Jane". If you write sci-fi on the other hand, you can't go wrong with a middle initial.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:25 pm

What about that writer of really bad fantasy - Terry Bull? :P
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Re: Wrong Terry!

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:11 pm

unseenu wrote:Has anyone ever heard of this Terry Brooks?


Oh I loved that book, the Sword of Shannara, my first love... *sigh* happy memories, I found it in the library and took it. After that, I bought the Sword book and all his other books, and started reading fantasy no-stop...The only sad thing is that I don't have the English(original) version, I'd really like that
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Postby Fizz » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:29 pm

Crysania,

If you mention this to the forum over at TBF, there might be someone who is willing to lend you a copy. I'd lend you an extra english translation if I had one but I only have a rather large 25th anniversary hardback version.

I know there are tons of members at TBF that have numerous copies. I am sure someone there would be willing to mail you a copy.

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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:34 pm

Fizz

Can you count new topics posted here towards your 5 for the week? :lol:
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Postby Fizz » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:40 pm

I've posted more than 5 over there and I think more than 5 here.

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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:45 pm

I know! :lol:

What happened to the Toot thread? :?
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Postby Fizz » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:47 pm

I am unsure how to really get into that. I introduced myself but I want to read and watch for a while before I start to post.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:14 pm

you can post what ever you like in the toot thread :wink: Right now we are at sea and we can use some extra hands on the bridge :P
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