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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I am way too late but I would skip the prequels. Also, no point in reading Malloreon if you have read Belegriad. It's really 80-90% the same series rehashed. And yes, his stereotyping is the worst.

I found them enjoyable as a young adult. Would I today? Not sure but rereading it isn't high on my list of things I want to read.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had a lengthy discussion of this several eons ago that might put you off reading it.

http://kevinswatch.ihugny.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8538
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Khaliban wrote:
We had a lengthy discussion of this several eons ago that might put you off reading it.

http://kevinswatch.ihugny.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8538


I wasn't aware of that thread, Khaliban, so I took the time to read it and I thank you for making me aware of it. The Belgariad was fun the first time through, and I found the Mallorean and Belgarath the Sorcerer tolerable in places, enough to go on reading Polgara the Sorceress and The Rivan Codex. I tried re-reading some of these, and got disgusted with the stereotyping of the characters based on their nationalities, the waspish nature of Ce'Nedra and Polgara, the bland personality of Errand (Eriond) the quiet little savior-in-waiting, the disgusting nature of the rude and sadistic sorcerer Beldin (whose personality is as bad or worse than the Grolims who are supposed to be the bad guys), the lack of any real danger for the good characters (except for Durnik who is destined to be resurrected and the giant Toth who is a non-personality).... reading Eddings is basically like eating a sugary dish that tantalizes you at first until continued consumption makes you sick in your stomach. Reading Throwup Looking back, I'm amazed I got as far as I did! Shocked
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