Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Redemption of Althalus (The Eddings' do it again)

Does this hat make my eyes look evil?
  Oh the Eddingses. If any of you have read any of the books in the Belgariad or the Mallorion, you'll understand why I have a soft spot for their work. I think I can sum up my attraction to their writing style thusly:

 Thankyouthankyouthankyou for making three dimensional characters! Not only are they smart, but the have fucking humor and react to situations in ways that normal people would.

  Which brings me back to Althalus. Do you see that evil looking fucker on the cover? Look at him. He scares the shit out of me. That's Althalus, and whatever introverted retard they hired to visualize him was WAAAAY of the mark. Al (we'll cal him "Al" from now on), anyway, Al is not evil, he's a smarmy, tricky fucker, kind of a douchebag, but deep down he's got a heart of gold. Cliche' I know, but it works, so don't fuck with it.

  Just a quick rundown: Master thief and trickster, Al is fucking around one day and is taken in by a cat/goddess who shields him from time and uses him to complete various tasks throughout history to achieve a specific end. He develops a relationship over time with the cat/goddess which becomes a romance.

  ...also, he fucks the cat/goddess.

27 comments:

  1. i love the scene that David and Leigh in the bath tub, i was weeping so hard because it's so beautiful.

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  2. I've been in look of a good book. I might check this out.

    Followed, will check in on your book reviews soon!

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  4. Hey, I just finished my last book, I might look into this one.

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  5. Could read this book Could also read about trains!

    The daily Soup-port train is here...

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  6. I really like books with realistic characters. Realistic in reactions and such. Even in fantasy books where there are minotaurs and shit, they still react how you would expect a minotaur to act (yes, I expect minotaurs to act certain ways.)

    I will be putting this author on my list of reads. Moar book reviews. In fact, I might do a couple...

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  7. Sounds really good, may look into it.

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  8. "he fucks the cat". You have my interest.

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  9. I have never read this series, but now I frankly want to. Your blog is going to be worth following, that I can tell.

    I have a blog as well, which can follow if you're interested. It's the life story of a badass, modern Pecos-Bill-type character told in daily vignettes. I'm looking for actual readers, rather than just clickers/supporters, so if anyone's interested, feel free to take a look. =)

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  10. I think I will find this book for the cat/goddess clicky clicks will also be coming back because i never know what books are going to be worth buying thanks!

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  11. If I wasn't so preoccupied, you might have sold me here

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  12. Looks good ill check it out :)

    thx for the love :)

    showing teh daily support! :)

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    Visit my blog(s) please! ^^

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  15. supportin

    show u some love ...

    daily love XD

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  16. Sounds great!

    I'm finishing up Devil In the White City so i'll need a new book soon.

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  17. I was mildly interested in this book before reading your review.

    That last line made me much-more-than-mildly interested. Thank you for that.

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