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Chronicles Of Amber by Roger Zelazny

I just got all ten books from the library to reread because it has been about 20 years since I read them.  I also got the four books that John Gregory Betancourt wrote just a few years ago in Zelazny's Amber world and was wondering if anyone has read them and how they stack up to the orginal works.  Thanks.

 

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Re: Chronicles Of Amber by Roger Zelazny

Toni – I love these books! I remember when I was a kid, I manipulated my parents into letting me join some SF/fantasy book club and one of the first books I got was the Chronicles of Amber in some omnibus edition. Oh, how I loved those books! Funny thing though, if you ask me what they're specifically about, I couldn't tell you. It had to be at least 30 years ago. I'd love to read these again!

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Re: Chronicles Of Amber by Roger Zelazny

Great books!

 

Just a word of advice- read the first five books, and skip the second story arc. The ones about his son are unecessary, and the ending is really lame.

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Re: Chronicles Of Amber by Roger Zelazny

I have all ten in one volume called "The Great Book of Amber".   I thought it was fun, light entertainment.
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Re: Chronicles Of Amber by Roger Zelazny

I plan on reading all of them but has anyone read the four John Gregory Betacourt finished for  Roger's estate.  No one has mentioned those and I would like to know what anyone thinks about them espceially since they were done like 7-8 years after his death.

 

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Re: Chronicles Of Amber by Roger Zelazny


Nelsmom wrote:

I plan on reading all of them but has anyone read the four John Gregory Betacourt finished for  Roger's estate.  No one has mentioned those and I would like to know what anyone thinks about them espceially since they were done like 7-8 years after his death.

 

Toni


ehhh  really so-so. I'd check them out of the library an not buy them though.

 

Not bad books. Just not Zelazny. (shrug)

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Re: Chronicles Of Amber by Roger Zelazny


TiggerBear wrote:

Nelsmom wrote:

I plan on reading all of them but has anyone read the four John Gregory Betacourt finished for  Roger's estate.  No one has mentioned those and I would like to know what anyone thinks about them espceially since they were done like 7-8 years after his death.

 

Toni


ehhh  really so-so. I'd check them out of the library an not buy them though.

 

Not bad books. Just not Zelazny. (shrug)


 

Got to agree with Tig. In read the first one of the betancourts and just couldn't get into it. LOVED the whole original series. I liked the set with the son also. Thought the half brother, Mandor, was cool in that set.

 

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Re: Chronicles Of Amber by Roger Zelazny

Thanks guys and I did check them out from the library.  Can't afford to buy them all and in the move from Iowa 7 years ago I lost my copies of the regular books.

 

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Re: Chronicles Of Amber by Roger Zelazny

Toni,

There's a great big fat complilation version "the Great Book of Amber" I believe it's called. Has all the original Zelazny works in it. Like $20 in paperback I think.

 

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