Thursday, August 5, 2010

What Am I Reading?

I've been getting back into fantasy novels again. I started with an old favorite, J.R.R. Tolkien's first book in THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (1954).

And now I'm finally reading that supposed modern classic from Terry Brooks, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA.

Which quite frankly I'm not that impressed with. I'm about halfway through it and all I get so far is that Brooks ripped off Tolkien and his writing in the year this was published (1977) was not all that great. It stumbles. A lot.
I'm about ready to put it aside and get into either Robert Jordan's THE EYE OF THE WORLD (1990), the first book in his awesome THE WHEEL OF TIME series or George R.R. Martin's excellent first book in his A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE saga, A GAME OF THRONES (1996), or maybe I'll just jump back into Tolkien's trilogy and re-read THE TWO TOWERS (1954)

But, of course, if anyone has any suggestions for fantasy series I should be reading, please let me know here, or email me at or and let me know.

--Nickolas Cook


  1. I think JRR Tolkien has only written fantasy books. I do know that he has another fantasy line, I just can't think of the title now. In my opinion, anything written by JRR Tolkien is a good read.

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