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I need to read the Amber books. I guess I'm in the minority, but I didn't really like Lord of the Rings. I guess I found them to dry, although I read them a long time ago and should give them another shot. I much preferred Raymond Feist's original Riftwar novels. I also haven't read any of the Foundation stuff.

The Foundation series is classic SF of its' period. If you like that kind of stuff, you will like it.

A lot of people don't like LOTR. I find that those who do have a high tolerance for archaic language. If you like fantasy, and you like Jane Austen, then you will like LOTR. Otherwise it's a crap shoot. Of course the story is just wonderful. My DH can't get through the books but has really enjoyed the various animated and non screen adaptations. Also, the Hobbit is much more 'reader friendly', so you might try that if you are feeling left out of the Tolkein love-fest and want to figure out what people fell in love with.

-mapletree
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