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9-09-2009 @ 5:32PM
Not a big fan of WoW novels, as they are poorly written. Fantasy genre isn't my thing, but I have seen better styles among it. It's better to play the game and follow the Lore development through there. Sorry, folks, I've been spoiled by classic writers like Marc Twain, Oscar Wilde, Jules Verne and others, so don't yell at me right away; they knew how to tell a good story. If you want great adventures - read them instead. WoW novels are mostly dry event recites.
9-09-2009 @ 5:42PM
If one were to limit himself, as you claim to, to the exalted works of Verne, Twain, Tolkien, Lovecraft, and their ilk, I fear reading material would become quite scarce. True a steak may be a delicious well rounded meal, but that doesn't mean a bowl of ramen can't be enjoyable. So, ease up on 'em man. Nothing wrong with a little light, digestible entertainment now and then.
9-09-2009 @ 5:48PM
Speaking of steak, did you know that the author of "The Three Musketeers", Alexandre Dumas, was a great cook and published his "Grand Dictionnaire de cuisine", an encyclopedia cookbook :)?Cheers! Read them if you want, but don't neglect the classics!
9-09-2009 @ 5:52PM
As a corollary to the above statement, those who aren't well-versed or "spoiled by" american/world literature (or just don't read in general) will find these novels relatively easy to read compared to the more 'refined' literature out there.Failing that, wow wiki has lore backgrounds on that a wide variety of topics. While the quality of wikis are in suspect, this site for the most part cites from the novels and rpg books as sources. So for those who don't like to spend an entire day's worth or reading, they can simply find summary information on the wiki.
9-09-2009 @ 6:30PM
I don't think I can agree with you here. I just can't see how someone could compare the works of Twain and the others you've mentioned to this particular genre. Nor would I be inclined to believe that if a Warcraft Novel was written by them, that it would be nearly as good or as interesting as the works of Knaak, Golden, Metzen and the others on this particular subject. The worlds they've written about are vastly different from the world we're discussing here. I just don't believe they can be compared in any way.
9-09-2009 @ 7:02PM
I have to agree with Radigand, and you don't have to limit yourself to classics to find better. I tried reading Arthas and Golden's narration was so bad I couldn't get past the first chapter. I flipped through to see if it got better and just returned it.
9-09-2009 @ 7:12PM
@sandmanI don't care to comment on whether those books are entertaining or not (that's a personal thing), but "If one were to limit himself, as you claim to, to the exalted works of Verne, Twain, Tolkien, Lovecraft, and their ilk, I fear reading material would become quite scarce."Do you really believe that? There are literally thousands of such "exalted" works.
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