Wednesday, June 03, 2009

David Eddings, R. I. P.

David Eddings, Dead at 77 | Fiction Matters: "Word is coming through that acclaimed fantasy author David Eddings, creator of the Belgariad series, has passed away.

Mr. Eddings introduced many people to fantasy literature, himself inspired to do so by the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Eddings, who bore the distinction of always writing his books out long hand, was quite frank about the position of his books - there to make reading fun for people. He noted in an interview with Reed Magazine that once readers were no longer challenged by his books that they were free to then move onto “somebody important like Homer or Milton.”"

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