Wednesday, June 03, 2009

David Eddings, R.I.P.

The period from 1977 to 1985 was the most influential of my life. Role-playing games, heavy metal music and sci-fi/fantasy literature and film all reached their zenith (at least in my humble opinion) during that time. I discovered several fantasy writers during those years, including Tolkein, Howard, Brooks, Donaldson and David Eddings. Eddings was not really on par with those other writers, but The Belgariad was still a good read. Later, I would also read The Mallorean, but by that time, my tastes had matured and I found the series a bit tedious (like every D&D novel not written by Salvatore and many that were). Nonetheless, his early writings were important to me in my adolescence. He will be missed.


No comments: