SEPTEMBER READ - NO SPOILERS - Nine Princes in Amber

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SEPTEMBER READ - NO SPOILERS - Nine Princes in Amber

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Ago 15, 2013, 4:31 pm

I read Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny many, many, many (lots of manys) years ago. I basically remember the plot, somewhat. Maybe.

I've already got it loaded up on my Nook, so I'll be ready to go come September.

Ago 15, 2013, 7:23 pm

Ooooh, I love Zelazny so much. I should get back to Amber, although I find that I prefer Lord of Light. I might get in on this one.

Ago 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

I got the audio for almost nothing, so will listen to it this time. I've read it many times as well.

Ago 15, 2013, 8:17 pm

Ooooh, love it. I have The Great Book of Amber so I never remember where the "books" end, but the first, say, 2-3 books are my favorite.

Editado: Ago 15, 2013, 10:49 pm

I have posted several times that at least the first book or so in the Amber series would make a great movie. Special effects have evolved enough I would think to bring it off economically perhaps? The books at the end of the series did not make as good an impression to me.

:::edited for unintended spoiler::

Ago 15, 2013, 8:35 pm

>5 DugsBooks: Could you wait to tell that for the spoiler thread, please?

Ago 15, 2013, 10:48 pm

No problem!

Ago 16, 2013, 7:29 am

Thanks! I'll be posting the spoiler thread on the first of the month.

Ago 16, 2013, 11:20 am

Actually, I think that Amber, like a lot of other larger series, would be really well served as a TV miniseries (or actual seasonal series). Regardless of one's opinion of HBO and of A Song of Ice and Fire, it's easy to see that Game of Thrones is well-designed, very high quality, and popular.

Between that and re-booted popular series like Dr Who, I really hope we can get more good series on TV for people to see. Amber would be an excellent fit for that, in my opinion.

Ago 19, 2013, 5:58 am

I've read the first five Amber books, and recently acquired the Great Book with all 10. I remember liking the concept of the trumps and the linked worlds, but wasn't keen on any of the characters. I'll try to fit in a reread to refresh my memories.

Ago 19, 2013, 11:00 am

Will probably be re-reading it, as I own it, loved it and haven't re-read it for quite a while :)

Editado: Ago 19, 2013, 3:48 pm

I loved the first few, but they rapidly went downhill from there. It felt like he was just pounding out another Amber book to keep his publishers happy.

Ago 19, 2013, 3:07 pm

I read this a long, long LONG time ago - still in high school. The book made a huge impression, and the details of it are still amazingly clear. I still own signed hardbacks of the early five in the series, and most of Zelazny's other work, too.

I know a revisit to his other works will be immensely rewarding, there was so much in them.

Am almost afraid to give this one a revisit...if the suck fairy got it, it would be AWFUL.

Still a huge enthusiast of Zelazny's work. What an original mind - and that trait - did you know he put ONE BAD PUN in every single book (at least, but there was always ONE that was a particular groaner.....'the fit hit the shan' was one of them, from another story.

I once helped annotate a compendium of all of Zelazny's short fiction, and there were PILES AND PILES of stories published in old pulps - the man had an extremely lively mind.

I've got a couple post cards (still saved) from him, written in response to (yeah, high school) fan mail. What a lovely person, and very very intense, if you ever had the opportunity to meet him. Strikingly intelligent, but very quiet and shy - you had to approach him to have any sort of conversation. I really miss having new works by him, since he passed on.

Ago 20, 2013, 2:55 pm

>13 JannyWurts: How great to have actually met him, Janny!

I've loved this one for many years, and still re-read it occasionally. Something about his going from remembering nothing to finding his way in Amber really grabs me. I liked all of the Amber books, but the Corwin ones will always be my favorites.

Ago 26, 2013, 12:52 pm

(13) JannyWurts, I have reread The Chronicles of Amber (first five stories) within the last few years, and am happy to report that the Suck Fairy did not visit me!

Ago 26, 2013, 1:37 pm

I've got Nine Princes in Amber in September TIOLI 1 if anyone else is doing TIOLI.

Ago 29, 2013, 12:26 am

The amber books were and are a huge favorite of mine from when I was in high school. I decided to get the audio version for a reread/listen and am loving it as much as I remembered. I'm both enjoying it and recalling the sense of wonder from my first time reading it.