OT: Tad Williams and Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and Australia's favorite books

ROSLYN rosgross at bigpond.net.au
Sun Dec 5 07:31:01 EST 2004

Oh, drat! I knew this was on, and totally forgot to watch it! The Bananas in 
Pyjamas' summary of Pride and Prejudice (one of my favourite books) sounds 
like fun.


>I know there are some on this list who don't like, or
> at least are indiferent to, Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.
> I, however, realy liked them, and would place TW in my
> top ten all time favorite fantasy authors on the
> strength of them (other than DWJ and JRRT don't ask me
> for the other seven). On ABC TV here a couple of hours
> ago there was Australia's Favorite Book which was Lord
> of the Rings (followed by Pride and Prejudice and the
> Bible). One of the great joys of the program was
> hearing the Australian Rugby League Choir singing the
> plot of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which also
> made the top ten. The others were Harry Potter and the
> Order of the Phoenix, 1984, catch 22, To Kill a
> Mockingbird, The DaVinci Code and a couple of (very
> good) Australian books - Tim Winton's "Cloudstreet"
> and Bert Facey's "A Fortunate Life". They had the
> Bananas in pajamas summarise the plot of Pride and
> Prejudice, which was also worth catching. The full
> list wasn't up on the website when I checked
> http://abc.net.au/myfavouritebook/default.htm
> Jon
> Jon
> --- Ian Riddell <iwriddell at charter.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> A question for any who've read Tad Williams's
>> "Memory, Sorrow, and
>> Thorn" trilogy. I'm almost finished with the first
>> book, "The
>> Dragonbone Chair", and I'm wondering if anyone can
>> give me advice about
>> whether it's worth pushing through and finishing it
>> and going on to the
>> next book in the series. It's an ok read, but it's
>> not thrilling me
>> deeply, and I'd like to know if there's an
>> unexpected payoff or
>> something unique that comes later that's worth
>> working for. Or should I
>> just put it down and move on to the next thing on my
>> very big
>> to-be-read pile.
>> I really loved Williams's "Otherland" series. So I
>> thought I'd try this
>> one. It's not grabbing me enough to immediately run
>> out and buy
>> everything I can find of his.
>> Thanks for the input. (Not that I need anyone's
>> permission to put the
>> book down, I just want to know if I'll be missing
>> something special if
>> I do)
>> widdy
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