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Which Series Is Your Favourite

#4 - Lord of the Rings
17 (51.5%)
#29 - Codex Alera
7 (21.2%)
Abstain from Voting - I'm impatient and want to see the results
9 (27.3%)

Total Members Voted: 33

Voting closed: August 31, 2015, 03:15:34 AM

Author Topic: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera  (Read 3604 times)

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FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« on: August 24, 2015, 03:15:34 AM »
#4 - Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien



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#29 - Codex Alera by Jim Butcher



Please vote and discuss which one you like best among the choices. 

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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 03:35:33 AM »
Feck it. I know LOTR is going to win, but I'm voting Codex Alera. Don't get me wrong, I respect LOTR for what it is and for being quite probably the most influential fantasy series of all time, but as a book to pick up and read, I enjoy Codex so much more. Not to mention, Codex Alera is one of the books that really got me into writing fantasy in the first place and (along with the Dresden Files) had a massive influence on my writing style as a whole. So even it's probably not going to win, I'm voting for it anyway.
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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 04:33:44 AM »
I'm kind of the same way and still have no idea how I'm going to vote.  LOTR is a deserved giant and still holds up very well.  That said, I think Alera is a more entertaining read and if I'm going to just read one for fun I would probably leans towards it.

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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 05:24:37 AM »
This is a terrible set of brackets for me, two Jim Butcher choices up against other favourites. In this case it has to be LoTR but I am so glad Calderon has champions as well.
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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2015, 05:37:54 AM »
I believe The Codex Alera was written as part of a bet Jim Butcher had with a member of his writer's workshop that he couldn't produce a successful work based on a lame idea. The original ideas were 'lost Roman legion meet Pokemon'. I'm not sure how true that was, and I haven't read The Codex Alera, but when they used to promote it at the back of the Dresden Files books, Jim said that the whole thing was part inspired by books like Lord of the Rings, so it's interesting to me that it's bracketed with it's inspiration.
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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2015, 06:49:36 AM »
Not read LoTR.....
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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 08:06:14 AM »
Having not read anything The Codex Alera, I don't know if it's good or not. There's a good chance that it's "easier" or more enjoyable to read than LotR, I'll give it that. But still, I have such great and deep-rooted respect and love for The Lord of the Rings that I don't see how I could ever feel the same way about any book I read in the future.

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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2015, 08:44:19 AM »
I've read LotR but not Codex Alera. I still won't be voting in this, because I'm ambivalent about LotR. When I first read it as a kid I loved it, but having tried to re-read it recently I found that I really dislike the writing style, and the story just doesn't draw me in these days.  :-\
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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2015, 10:29:51 AM »
I really enjoyed Codex, but not nearly enough to top Tolkien.

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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2015, 11:38:02 AM »
Pretty soon the "read LOTR again" bug will hit me.
And I'll jump for, what... the 6th time? Something like that?

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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2015, 11:54:20 AM »
I haven't read Codex Alera, but I'm still voting because I really *really* liked LotR all the times I've read it :)
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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2015, 01:42:03 PM »
I've read LotR but not Codex Alera. I still won't be voting in this, because I'm ambivalent about LotR. When I first read it as a kid I loved it, but having tried to re-read it recently I found that I really dislike the writing style, and the story just doesn't draw me in these days.  :-\
Same for me. I haven't read Codex Alera, and don't really care too much about LotR. Abstain.

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Re: FFBB: Favourite Series - Lord of the Rings vs Codex Alera
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2015, 08:40:40 AM »
I really enjoyed the codex Alera, more entertained by it than by LotR if I'm honest. However, there's more to books that just entertainment and LotR wins out on mythology and world and theme for me so I've voted there.

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