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The Belgariad by David Eddings
« on: August 21, 2016, 09:51:42 AM »

Finished book 1 and busy with book 2. Quite enjoying this series despite some plot obviousness. Anyone a fan by chance?
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Re: The Belgariad by David Eddings
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 09:22:43 AM »

I read many years ago, considering reading again when I get the chance
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Re: The Belgariad by David Eddings
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 09:52:27 PM »

Finished book 2 this week and started reading the third part. Much enjoying it!
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Re: The Belgariad by David Eddings
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 04:25:02 PM »

i remember reading some Eddings years ago. Started reading Eddings because someone invited me to an Eddings forum somewhere on the internet.

Remember enjoying some of his work, even though it was, like you said, too obvious and basically one big cliche. It is very much like Feist, and especially his later automated work.
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Re: The Belgariad by David Eddings
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 05:38:20 PM »

I was thinking that a large part of the enjoyment comes from the characters, their friendship and humour involved. It makes the reading light. Also it contains a fair amount of mostly original monsters.
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Re: The Belgariad by David Eddings
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2017, 05:15:12 PM »

I read Eddings' series with his other characters, the Elenium and Tamuli, quite a while ago, and I really like them. I read the Belgariad recently and it just really fell flat for me, I felt like the other series had a bit more of a complex plot, and a bit more grown up characters (although no more mature :P) with interactions in a very similar style to the Belgariad, so I didn't feel like I had any reason to like it. The follow up series The Mallorean was much the same, although the standalones, Belgarath the Sorcer and Polgara the Sorcoress, I quite enjoyed.
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