Terry Goodkind Sword Of Truth/ Good Or Bad?

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Kissmequick

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I'm going to have to say bad. I read the first one, but had no urge to read any more. Not becasue of the preachy stuff, or the violence. I wouldn't have cared about that if

a) It was well written
b) The characters weren't so puppet like
c) It wasn't about three times longer than it needed to be.
d) I couldn't guess the ending about 1/4 of the way in.
 
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I am afraid I am going to have to disagree (strongly) with some of you; Goodkind is sublime, wholesome, - and massively inspirational. He gives credence to ideas that many are afraid to, as a result of their own triteness. With him we find an honest writer, seeking to produce marvels.

Goodkind is, as Goodkind does.
 

the smiling weirwood

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Obviously the Radiant Mystery is Goodkind himself, or perhaps a publisher flunkey, posing as a member in order to drum up publicity for his "novels".
 

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Or someone with an advanced case of irony.

yeah, i have that problem. i just can't get the creases out. :D

i don't think our new friend is being humourous, unfortunately, looking at all 4 posts so far. perhaps s/he can tell us which self-evident Truths we are missing?

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Teresa Edgerton

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He's been making similarly over-the-top posts on other forums. Either he's joking or he's trolling. In either case, the best response is to laugh.
 

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Ah, but Teresa, what would a Goodkind discussion be without reference to the Evil Chicken....?:rolleyes:
 

Urien

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There is something inherently funny in an evil chicken.Makes me think of the killer rabbit in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
 

Ursa major

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"the concept of a chicken that was not a chicken"?

Was it made of tofu, by any chance?
 

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heh. that's rather amusing.

i did once come across an evil sheep, on the hills outside Castleton. it baaed menacingly as it kept its beady eyes on my Marmite sandwich. i was forced to retreat, and it followed until i reached the safety of the National Trust fences.
 

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It was compound kebab chicken: Shaped like an elephant's leg it turned, turned in the eternal fire, tempting the night's unwary and students... always students

I read the excerpt... it was only half way through that I realised it wasn't a spoof. Kahlan desperately needed the Holy hand grenade of Antioch.
 

Teresa Edgerton

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But how could a tofu attack anyone? They are essentially harmless creatures.

I remember my mother telling me that mock chicken legs used to be popular, back when chicken was expensive and other meats were cheap. Her recipe called for veal.

Could the chicken that was not a chicken have been a calf wearing some fiendishly clever disguise?
 

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but surely the real question is: what came first? the chicken that was not a chicken, or the egg that probably wasn't an egg?

and what's the difference between a duck?
 

Teresa Edgerton

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but surely the real question is: what came first? the chicken that was not a chicken, or the egg that probably wasn't an egg?

I always thought the classic question was, "Why did the chicken that was not a chicken cross the road."

But perhaps Mr. Goodkind's story provides an answer to that.
 

Ursa major

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The tofu may seem harmless, but it is a known shape-shifter - a changeling, if you like. And we all know what they may be capable of....
 

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