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    Quote Originally Posted by ICUP View Post
    What book should a person who reads hardly at all (me), read?
    Don't even start. It's gotten to be an expensive addicting and time consuming habit for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    Don't even start. It's gotten to be an expensive addicting and time consuming habit for me.


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    This is exactly what happened to me too.

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    Max Lucado's Facing Your Giants and Charles Dickens Oliver Twist. I'm kind of disappointed in Dickens' work. I really don't like his writing style. Lucado I enjoy his fun witty-ness on how he brings a Bible story to life in a kind of over-exaggerated way to where you can relate to a character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    I think I felt similarly about Tehanu at first, and it's still not my favourite but I've come round to it quite a lot. People change, their outlook changes and it recognises that. Perhaps she went a little too far in some respects but I can see what she wanted to do.

    You might (or not...) want to read Tales from Earthsea and The Other Wind, which follow Tehanu. It didn't turn out to be the last book. To me, they sort of balanced out between the first trilogy and Tehanu. They reflect the views put forth in Tehanu but relate more to the earlier books, I think. Then again, if you're not into iconoclasm you might have a hard time with some of the stuff in those two books as well. I thought they were beautiful, although I still return with most pleasure to the first three books.

    I'm generally not into rewriting of the worldview of my treasured childhood memories. But Le Guin does what she does so well that I at least have to pay attention.
    Yes, I did hear relatively recently about the two books you mentioned. I look forward to reading them. Le Guin broke my heart with Tehanu (dramatic much?). Perhaps she could piece it back together. *spoilers ahead* It was heartbreaking seeing Ged reduced as he was, amongst other things. Not to mention the 'draco ex machina' at the end.

    Now to look for Tales of Earthsea. I shall rave (or rant) on here soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtledove View Post
    Max Lucado's Facing Your Giants and Charles Dickens Oliver Twist. I'm kind of disappointed in Dickens' work. I really don't like his writing style. Lucado I enjoy his fun witty-ness on how he brings a Bible story to life in a kind of over-exaggerated way to where you can relate to a character.
    Oh God I can't stand Dickens.
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    I think I might reread Pride & Prejudice or Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys. The former (which fueled my Austen obsession. I only 'discovered' her last year) has the most elegantly penned prose I've ever encountered in literature and the latter had me doubled up with laughter too many times to count. Choices choices...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dali View Post
    Yes, I did hear relatively recently about the two books you mentioned. I look forward to reading them. Le Guin broke my heart with Tehanu (dramatic much?). Perhaps she could piece it back together. *spoilers ahead* It was heartbreaking seeing Ged reduced as he was, amongst other things. Not to mention the 'draco ex machina' at the end.

    Now to look for Tales of Earthsea. I shall rave (or rant) on here soon.
    I think it's possible you might feel a bit differently about Tehanu by the time you read all the books. My initial reaction to Tehanu was "bo-ring" but it was a long time ago and I don't think I was more than 10 or 12.

    I have an INFJ friend who read all the books in recent years, in relatively quick succession and though she likes all of them a lot she said she liked Tehanu best because it offered a compassionate viewpoint toward the weak... Different strokes I guess. I'd be interested to hear what you think of the others anyway.

    I'd have a hard time choosing my favourite book of all. It would almost certainly be one of the first three. In the past it's definitely been The Tombs of Atuan. Still a strong contender.
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