November 16, 2019, 02:39:08 AM

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Who is the best writer?

#16 - JRR Tolkien
#21 - Scott Lynch
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FFBB: Best Writer - Semi - JRR Tolkien vs. Scott Lynch
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:09:51 AM »
#16 - JRR Tolkien

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#21 - Scott Lynch
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R4 - JRR Tolkien vs. Scott Lynch
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 12:24:11 PM »
Wow. Beloved characters, great story telling. This should be the final.  :P ;D
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R4 - JRR Tolkien vs. Scott Lynch
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 05:43:36 PM »
They are such different writers. I'm plodding my way through The Lies of Locke Lamora right now. Third try. I do not understand why it's so popular, as the MC is ridiculously overpowered and the authorial voice seems uneven to me. *shrug*

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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R4 - JRR Tolkien vs. Scott Lynch
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 08:11:01 PM »
Went Lynch as I haven't yet read LoTR.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R4 - JRR Tolkien vs. Scott Lynch
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 01:03:08 AM »
They are such different writers. I'm plodding my way through The Lies of Locke Lamora right now. Third try. I do not understand why it's so popular, as the MC is ridiculously overpowered and the authorial voice seems uneven to me. *shrug*

Tolkien doesn't just win, he lapped him on the backstretch.
I've tried Lies of Locke Lamora twice, and didn't make it very far either. Tolkien wins, for me.

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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R4 - JRR Tolkien vs. Scott Lynch
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 01:56:23 AM »
In contrast, I appreciate the work and vision of Tolkien, but I find Lynch's work ridiculously engaging, and with a few tiny niggles (that the author himself has spoken about) I think Lies of Locke Lamora is a nearly perfect book.

Always interesting how subjective things are. :)

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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R4 - JRR Tolkien vs. Scott Lynch
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2018, 05:23:46 AM »
In contrast, I appreciate the work and vision of Tolkien, but I find Lynch's work ridiculously engaging, and with a few tiny niggles (that the author himself has spoken about) I think Lies of Locke Lamora is a nearly perfect book.

Always interesting how subjective things are. :)
I have the same view of Lies @cupiscent, but I can't ignore the impact JRRT had on the genre as a whole. Admittedly Scott's not a one trick pony, either. His short story A Year and a Day in Old Theradane is great as is the sadly unifinished pulp science fiction novel The Queen of the Iron Sands. Having said all that I voted for Tolkien.
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