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03 June 2009 @ 05:43 pm
R.I.P. David Eddings  
Beloved and influential fantasy author David Eddings, who in tandem with his late wife Leigh managed to garner both commercial and critical success with several series of best-selling novels, has passed away at the age of 77.

Another obit here,and another

I read his books several times, got young readers hooked on them too, and on at least one occasion, his humor got me through a serious depression. I hope he continues to write on the other side.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Eddings
 
 
 
3treekisser: Paddington3treekisser on June 21st, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
I've never really read Eddings - flicked through his Elder Gods books and didn't like them. I got the impression his earlier stuff was better, do you have any recommendations?
Tapatitapati on June 21st, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
The Belgariad is my favorite series, and of course it then continues with Garion as an adult. I like it because it is hysterically funny. I love the characters. The next set of books he did, unrelated to that world, didn't really do it for me though I read the first three.