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#1 2012-03-20 13:28:01

Furor Teutonicus
Pilgrim
Registered: 2012-03-20
Posts: 3

Greetings from Berlin.

Well, I tried to find somewhere to say "hello I am new here." But.... na ja.

Many years back I read volume one and half of volume two of "Otherland", before, due to lots of moving around (The army tends to do that to people), I just found no time.

Recently I found all four volumes in my local shop. YEEHAAA!.... Now, whilst the series is EXCELLENT, to read the entire thing in one go was, thinking about it, rather...... a heavy task.

Anyway, I am now through with them, and my enthusiasm at the first two....one and a half, was not disapointed.

My favourite part? The "house", where the entire world is one massive rambling "mansion". Had I the chance, like Orlando, I would WILLINGLY spend the rest of eternity just in that "world", exploring the various parts and reading everything the library had to offer.

All in all, as I said an EXCELLENT series of books.

I am now going to try out some of the other series from Tad Williams, although, this time, NOT all in one go! :=)

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#2 2012-03-21 13:42:20

ylvs
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From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13269

Re: Greetings from Berlin.

Welcome to the boards Furor!

You can finds loads of stuff from Taddicts here although we tend to be rather quie these days. There is for example a reread of COGS not too far down. I personally hope that the boards become more lively  again in September when Dirty Steets Of Heaven hits the book shelves .
You might meet some of us in the Mint, the board's bar in the meantime. Have a drink of whatever you fancy and hang around.


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#3 2012-03-21 17:51:17

strangeshe
Hierarch
From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11555

Re: Greetings from Berlin.

Welcome, Furor!

 

#4 2012-03-22 07:36:03

Furor Teutonicus
Pilgrim
Registered: 2012-03-20
Posts: 3

Re: Greetings from Berlin.

Thanks people.

"Quiet" appears to be a problem with a lot of web sites in this style.

I don't know if they have all migrated to Face book. But there seems to be a "fashion change".

Pitty. I always find this style of communicating more personal than the opposition. :-)

 

#5 2012-03-22 12:37:43

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
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Posts: 44707
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Re: Greetings from Berlin.

Welcome aboard, Furor!

It used to be busier when Tad had more time to hang around here. But a small group of us tend to keep this board alive, so other people can come by and drop in from time to time. But even for me time to hang around here is getting more scarce. Oh well, such is life. :)


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#6 2012-03-22 13:11:04

Magpie
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From: miraculously thistle-free town
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Posts: 32652
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Re: Greetings from Berlin.

I think it started with facebook, but there are probably other reasons as well... such as life. ;-)
I know I used to post more, myself, but it's hard when there's no real conversation going.

Oh, and welcome from me, too!

I always find it a little weird when people like the House world - I think I'd go mad in that world. I'm just very much an outdoors person, and the thought of no gardens or forests is very disturbing for me!


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#7 2012-03-22 14:21:24

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 44707
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Re: Greetings from Berlin.

You'd probably be a Rooftopper then! *happily mixes up several of Tad's stories*


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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#8 2012-03-22 15:18:09

Magpie
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From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32652
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Re: Greetings from Berlin.

Hmm... I think I'd rather move to yet another of Tad's books and live in Aldheorte. (I recently realized a big part of why I read Fantasy is because of the forests. I want forests that go on for days and days and days of hiking... although I recently found out that the Kürnberg forest here is actually big enough to kind of get lost in... but only for hours, not for days, and there always are  paths.)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#9 2012-03-23 05:09:25

Furor Teutonicus
Pilgrim
Registered: 2012-03-20
Posts: 3

Re: Greetings from Berlin.

Magpie wrote:

I always find it a little weird when people like the House world - I think I'd go mad in that world. I'm just very much an outdoors person, and the thought of no gardens or forests is very disturbing for me!

Well, after being brought up on a reindeer farm near Gällivere in Swedens far North, followed by 30 odd years of outdoor jobs, from Militar police, civil police, and at sea in the North Atlantic and Polar sea, then living in Glencoe, Scotland for many years (in a caravan!), I tend to "value" indoor time a bit more these days. :-))

 

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