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Who is the best writer?

#16 - JRR Tolkien
#9 - Mark Lawrence
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FFBB: Best Writer - R8 - JRR Tolkien vs. Mark Lawrence
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:28:04 PM »
#16 - JRR Tolkien

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#9 - Mark Lawrence
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R8 - JRR Tolkien vs. Mark Lawrence
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 01:42:01 AM »
I doubt he'll win, but Lawrence for me. Read PoT twice and still can't get past the first 50 pages of LOTR.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R8 - JRR Tolkien vs. Mark Lawrence
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 06:33:43 AM »
I doubt he'll win, but Lawrence for me. Read PoT twice and still can't get past the first 50 pages of LOTR.
I'm the opposite, managed PoT, but it was a struggle. Whereas I've reread Tolkien's books without any issue.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R8 - JRR Tolkien vs. Mark Lawrence
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 08:05:18 AM »
Well, no doubts here, sorry JRR
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R8 - JRR Tolkien vs. Mark Lawrence
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 10:00:31 AM »
Their writing is so different, I have no idea how to compare them.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R8 - JRR Tolkien vs. Mark Lawrence
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 10:03:17 AM »
What about thinking: which of these would I be happy to re-read multiple times?

I've read LotR several times ages ago, but nowadays I'd be happy just re-reading Mark's books.

(actually, this will help me in the other pairs where I'm finding it difficult to choose)
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R8 - JRR Tolkien vs. Mark Lawrence
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 07:50:07 AM »
 I’m surprised this is a tie
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R8 - JRR Tolkien vs. Mark Lawrence
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 08:47:06 AM »
We normally have 14-15 votes in each poll, so I assume it will change soon.
I think it just shows that there are many different people reading fantasy these days, which is a great thing!
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