Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Belgaraid - A great set of books (fantasy fiction)

A year ago I would have rejected the notion of reading fantasy.  Really, I had a hard time with the idea of reading fiction.  It just seemed to me that in a world where there was so much to learn and do, that reading fiction didn't seem a proper use of time.  Shortly after graduation a friend suggested that I take some time off from academic reading and pick up a series of books by David Eddings.

Twelve books in all.  They represent a wholesome, entertaining and thought provoking story that has entertained me in small doses for the last eight months.  I wasn't in a big hurry to get this series read, sometimes I would go several weeks without picking up the book.  It was however a good read.  If you have time and are thinking to dabble with the fantasy genre, this would be a great place to start.

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