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Milamber

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« on: September 28, 2004, 04:56:56 AM »

I don't think I am the only one who found JtH's book way out of place, right?  For such a greatly written character, his book was a disappointment.  The plot was weak and didn't entertain me much.

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One thing that stuck out to me the most was the changing between characters.  I know that the kidnapped kid's point of view was added to create suspense, but even after I found out everything that was happening, it still seemed boring.  I was hoping the book would display the REAL Jimmy that we all loved, and I also thought that the book would end up being one of Feists best.


In summary, the beginning was great, but it was as if Feist got bored of the book and wrote down random stuff till the end.

What do you guys think?
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2004, 05:03:13 AM »

I don't think so. If you have Jimmy go through a major life changing situation, the Jimmy at the end of JtH would have been different vastly to the Jimmy at the beginning of Silverthorn.

I enjoyed it because I felt Jimmy feeling like an alien at Land's End all the way through it, and by confronting some things that challenges his spirit and lifestyle, it contrasted greatly how strong his spirit is. I enjoyed it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2004, 10:43:53 AM »

I really wish this book had not been written. The plot was too grand a piece for something to happen to him before he met Arutha again in Silverthorn and it really let me down.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2004, 05:18:47 PM »

Dont forget he couldnt have done all that he wanted to or else it would have caused iregularities with the earlier books.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2004, 04:06:47 PM »

I thing i can see where REF was coming from though. I was intially shocked at how detatched it was from the overall narative I fell like I've lived but then maybe it had to be...
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At the end of Magician Jimmy was just a cheeky little boy whos only comprehensoin of the world was the sewers, the roof tops and the streets of Krondor. Surely this little boy had to go through something detatched to make him capable of going to Sethanon and the rest!
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2005, 01:14:14 PM »

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I thing i can see where REF was coming from though. I was intially shocked at how detatched it was from the overall narative I fell like I've lived but then maybe it had to be...
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At the end of Magician Jimmy was just a cheeky little boy whos only comprehensoin of the world was the sewers, the roof tops and the streets of Krondor. Surely this little boy had to go through something detatched to make him capable of going to Sethanon and the rest!

Yes, tthe thing he went through was arutha. but i agree. but keep in mind, the possibilites for jimmy were limited, as his future was already written.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2005, 08:32:50 AM »

Something that you are all forgetting is that the Book isnt threw the eyes of Ray, its threw the eyes of Steve Stirling.

The way those three books were written was, the Co-Author wrote chapters and emailed them to Ray, Ray made a little change, but he wanted to see his world threw other ppl's eyes, so he didnt change much. Unlike the Empire trilogy which Ray and Janny constantly were changing parts over and over again.

So thats why those three books dont really seem like Rays words.
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2005, 02:32:04 PM »

I absolutely adored this book. In my opinion it recaptured the nature of young Jimmy splendidly, gave us some more insight into Sidi's past, and gave us some rare insight into the inner workings of the Mockers. My favourite of the Legends of the Riftwar books, with Honoured Enemy being my second favourite, and Murder in LaMut being a pile of drivel (yes, I've read it finally).
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2005, 08:59:38 PM »

I own the first Krondor book now, and although I hear several different opinions, I'm going to read it and then the other two. Force myself to do it and then see myself how I thought it was. When I did that, I shall return with my opinion.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2005, 05:52:24 PM »

I havent read Murder in La Mut or HE but I found Jimmy the Hand a pleasant read if not a gripping one.
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2005, 12:58:35 AM »

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I havent read Murder in La Mut or HE but I found Jimmy the Hand a pleasant read if not a gripping one.

MiLM is a nice book to read as passing-time or what you call it in english. But HE is one of the best books I have read. Even though it is relatively short and is a stand-alone book, it contains so many good passages and a real nice "spirit". I was very happy when I read it and I still hold it as one of the better books by REF and by far the best REF/Co-Author-written one.
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2005, 02:11:48 AM »

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MiLM is a nice book to read as passing-time or what you call it in english. But HE is one of the best books I have read. Even though it is relatively short and is a stand-alone book, it contains so many good passages and a real nice "spirit". I was very happy when I read it and I still hold it as one of the better books by REF and by far the best REF/Co-Author-written one.


Thanks for the advice Panopticon, its on my hitlist right after flight of the nighthawks
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2005, 01:23:02 PM »

Jimmy The hand it a story about his youth, we will meet Jimmy in other stories this was only a kick off
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