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

Post by dragonet07 » 01 Mar 2018, 00:25

This reminds me quite a bit of the story collection New Fangled Fairy Tales, which puts farce-like twists on classic German and French fairy tales. However, this is the first I've heard of this style being carried throughout an entire novel, and I'm excited to see how well it works for myself! Thank you for the thorough and thoughtful review.
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Post by CaitlynLynch » 01 Mar 2018, 00:29

This sounds like a lot of fun! I've loved farcical fantasy by Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin and others; hope this one is as good!

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Post by Gracie777 » 01 Mar 2018, 00:31

Wow! Your review is heartfelt and am glad you enjoyed the book. You have tempted me to try it though I have never indulged in this type of genre. The character Thoral Mighty and Brad, his talking, air-breathing fish makes for an epic story. From magic swords to power pudding, am intrigued.

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Post by MsDree » 01 Mar 2018, 00:34

After reading your review, I'm in no doubt I'd be enjoying this book! Haven't read anything fantastical with a humor touch to it. Can't wait to read this one, thanks for your insightful review!
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Post by MollyEnter » 01 Mar 2018, 00:41

For some reason while I was reading your review, I thought of the show The Son of Zorn . This is probably why I might watch the book as a tv show or movie, but definitely not a book I'd read. I started the sample but just couldn't keep reading! Nice review, though.
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Post by bwogi1 » 01 Mar 2018, 00:42

Fish Wielder by J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison is a must read for me, the adventure, fantasy and battles got my imagination yearn for more!

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Post by Amunala » 01 Mar 2018, 00:43

An epic fantasy book laced with with humor and adventure. Wow
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Post by SJSharks » 01 Mar 2018, 00:49

Well-written review. This book just isn't my particular cup of tea. I can see that someone that is really into fantasy would enjoy this book, however.

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 01 Mar 2018, 00:56

Your review is interesting, and while it gave a lot of good reasons to give the book a read, I have way too much on my plate. I like the comedy aspect though. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Joy2thenations » 01 Mar 2018, 01:08

Sounds like unique book. After reading the first couple pages I thought this could make a good joke. “A fish walks into a bar...”

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Post by shaunbek » 01 Mar 2018, 01:13

Well, the passage I read did have some humorous moments - assassins assassinating each other (ala Canterbury Tales on speed), but the images of talking koi and heroes with accents...but not really...just reminds me of what Twain was able to do, but this author was unable to do - create voice! Honestly, I was lost at walking/talking koi fish, but I could go along with the glowing swords and powerful sorcerers - I just lost patience with the trite allusions to overused motifs.

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Post by TheWriteAngel » 01 Mar 2018, 01:14

Good review! I love novels of the fantasy genre. Will pick up this one soon.

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Post by Joy2810 » 01 Mar 2018, 01:16

As a kid, I hated fantasy books. Ironically, as I grew up I started reading a lot of fantasy and realized that I should've known better. I don't think I have read anything belonging to farce. This sounds like a good book to start with. Thanks for your review. It was great! :)

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Post by truebookaddict » 01 Mar 2018, 01:33

I'm a big fan of fantasy and I find it interesting to add some silliness in...just to mix things up. Sounds like fun to me. It's good that the author didn't skimp on the writing quality. Thanks for your insightful review!
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Post by Quithilion » 01 Mar 2018, 01:49

A farcical fantasy. Sounds like this will be an Incredible read. A very tall barbarian and a talking fish.... what else can you say but where is Lorax?

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