Featured Official Review: Fish Wielder by J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison

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Re: Featured Official Review: Fish Wielder by J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison

Post by michael+4 » 14 May 2018, 06:07

The book cover of Fish Wielder by Jim Hardison tells all. Having 4 out of 4 reviews is great. However I want a greater weapon than a magical sword.

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Post by gen_g » 14 May 2018, 09:37

Thank you for your detailed review, it does seem like an interesting read!

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Post by rssllue » 14 May 2018, 13:18

Thanks for your thoughts on the review and the book! :tiphat:
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Post by jenjayfromSA » 16 May 2018, 07:18

This was a weird one, but fun. I loved all the toss-aside references to popular fantasy books, from Lord of the Rings (the pudding of power, well really!), to Pratchett's Discworld, to Eragon, even the Belgariad. His ideas of geography were equally notable (not) with perilous tower, cliffs of doom, splashy sea (or words to that effect). Lovely and spoofy, to say nothing of the Warlordhorse! The end of a bit of a downer, but I guess the sequel is coming.

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Post by rssllue » 16 May 2018, 08:49

He definitely was great at getting those spoof references in throughout the book. :lol: It really helped to give an interesting comic bend to the storyline to be sure.
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Post by teacherjh » 16 May 2018, 11:23

I'm not sure this book is for me, but you did a great job of explaining it.

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Post by Lolo Skyooz » 16 May 2018, 12:32

have you ever read any Christopher Moore? I love that author and I think he is the king of this type of fantasy, so I'd like to know if or how anyone here would compare him to J.R.R.R. (jim) Hardison.

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Post by rssllue » 16 May 2018, 13:28

Thank you very much for the feedback on the review! :tiphat:
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Post by Sunguy » 16 May 2018, 13:57

Honestly, this is awesome.
I can't wait to get my own review on already.

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Post by chmisc » 16 May 2018, 18:26

I appreciate a good sense of humor. From your review, it sounds like 'Fish Wielder' would be an entertaining read. Thank you! :tiphat:

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Post by Jackson Roby » 16 May 2018, 22:57

The book brings a warrior out of all of us and teaches us endurance. What Great job.

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Post by herotales-21 » 16 May 2018, 23:44

Very interesting book and nice :techie-studyinggray:

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Post by faceadventure » 17 May 2018, 11:04

Awesome review! I'm currently reading a book by the same author and I'm liking it so far. Maybe when I'm finished I'll give this one a try as well.

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Post by rssllue » 17 May 2018, 15:52

Lolo Skyooz wrote:
16 May 2018, 12:32
have you ever read any Christopher Moore? I love that author and I think he is the king of this type of fantasy, so I'd like to know if or how anyone here would compare him to J.R.R.R. (jim) Hardison.
I have not personally read any of his books so I unfortunately cannot give any comparison. Which one of his books would you recommend?
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Post by Lolo Skyooz » 17 May 2018, 22:07

rssllue wrote:
17 May 2018, 15:52

I have not personally read any of his books so I unfortunately cannot give any comparison. Which one of his books would you recommend?
Oh, he's the man. Most people love his popular one "A Dirty Job," but for me, the best ones are his version of King Leer written from the court jester's perspective, "Fool: A Novel," and his incredible vampire series, starting with book one: "Bloodsucking Fiends." It's set in San Francisco, like a lot of his work, and has a large cast of weirdo characters. Just incredibly funny, well-written humor. He has some stranger stuff too, like "The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove" and "Island of the Sequined Love Nun." You get the idea.

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