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Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind

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Submitted by Ben
(May 07, 2001)

A lot of people criticize Goodkind's work, calling it too childish and written on an "elementary level", and then turn around and compare it to people like Tolkien and Jordan. I don't know about you, but I find little enjoyment in reading page after page of mindless description about things that rarely even advance the plot. I was actually relieved that Goodkind got to the point without telling every last little detail. He didn't try to overwhelm you with language and description, but instead kept a quick pace to the story so that there were very few slow points, while still giving enough description to have a believable setting. I'm not saying the book is perfect by any means. At times the language was repetitive and overly simple, and the story may not have been the most original piece of work ever to come along, but it was enjoyable(which is the main reason the majority of people read books in the first place). So if you like to read books that drown you in details, then you may want to look elsewhere(like Jordan or Tolkien. Both good authors with stories that are definitely worth reading, but at times,too bogged down with description). On the other hand, if you are looking for an enjoyable book that's easy to read, with likable characters and good imagination, then I highly recommend giving the Wizard's First Rule a try.

Submitted by Lilly
(Apr 17, 2001)

This book is great!!! Goodkind is a wonderful author, and everyone should read his works. This book is about a man named Richard, who starting of as a guide soon becomes the only person who can save the three lands of the new lands!

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(Apr 17, 2001)

I have just finished reading this book and I have to say that I thought it was fantastic. The authors perception of "good v evil" is insightful and refreshing. The use of simplistic prose lends itself to the fast and gripping pace of the book. An excellent read!

Submitted by Dawn
(Mar 13, 2001)

I absolutely loved this book! I could not put it down! This book is one of the best books ever written. It is the type of book that really gets you into the story and makes you want to read it. Zedd, Richard's friend was outrageously funny and was one of my favorite characters. I cannot wait to read the next book, which I hear is not as good as the first, but you will never know until you try.

Submitted by Robert Angelini
(Mar 09, 2001)

Hello to all that like this book. Hope you have found it as interesting and fun to read as I have. I haven't been reading very long but once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. Richard, Kahlan and Zedd are my favorite characters, as they are the main characters. This book takes you to their land, makes you see, feel, taste and hear what they hear. That symbolized a strong writer, to make someone picture what they are reading is not an easy task, but Terry seems to know what he is doing. This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read, if not the best. thank you for hearing my review, bye.

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