David Eddings Dead at 77

Posted by Kvetch (3rd Jun 2009, 20:15) -

Whatever people think of David Eddings and his writing, his influence cannot be ignored.

I don't know about anyone else, but the Belgariad was a milestone in my introduction to SF&F. As he himself said: "I am here to teach a generation or two how to read. After they've finished with me and I don't challenge them any more, they can move on to somebody important like Homer or Milton."

Since the Belgariad all those years ago, I've read longer, more complex novels, and ones far more critically regarded, but Eddings and his books will always have a place in my heart.

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 karne ( 5th Jun 2009, 12:32, Rank: GSV )  reply


I also have a soft spot for the Belgariad.

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 dormouse ( 5th Jun 2009, 12:56, Rank: Jedi )  reply

Ditto... the Belgariad was pretty much the first 'real' sf/fantasy I read; I'm not sure why I chose it in the local library then (a change from my usual star trek and dragonlance!) but it certainly did its job as an introduction :)

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