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Book Title: The Woods Out Back|
The author of the book: R.A. Salvatore
Date of issue: October 1st 1993
ISBN 13: 9780441908721
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Reader ratings: 4.3
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I always "feel" that I should like R.A.Salvatore's work more. I've never really been able to really get into his D&D themed books. As I've always enjoyed D&D greatly that has always seemed odd to me.
I saw this and I picked it up...only realizing I'd read it years ago after I started it.
Look this book (for me of course) only barely gets 4 stars. it's a fun read. I don't grade it as "just 4" because we've all seen the "person from our world find's him/her self in fantasy world theme. I tend to enjoy books built around this theme and just because it's been done before is no big deal. It's always "how it's handled".
Here Gary ends up being pulled over into the realm of "Faerie" or "Fairy" because he happens to "fit the armor" of a legendary hero who's magic spear the Elf "Kelsey" (not his full name but it's what Micky MacMicky the Leprechaun calls him) has made a life vow to have reforged. BUT they need someone who can wear the armor....
The book isn't bad, as a matter of fact as I said it's sort of fun. We get a book that bounces back and forth between humor and action and doesn't do a bad job.
It has 2 problems that wore on me to the point of complete annoyance. One is a continuing joke that gets completely "run into the ground" (as my dad would have said...he was always saying when something got over used or we'd continued to ask about something over and over, "you're running that into the ground!") I'll put it under a spoiler warning in case you don't want to know it before you go in:
(view spoiler)[ The helmet of the armor is too large and it's continuity gets knocked askew or forced down blocking his vision. Over and over we get treated to the picture of Gary with his helm knocked front to back. (hide spoiler)]
Secondly...why do writers continue to write characters who are supposed to be bright but act like idiots? Gary is supposed to have done well in school, he's supposed to be a long time reader of fantasy...yet he's incredibly slow on the uptake and does things that no fan of fantasy would ever do. he misses things no fan of fantasy would ever miss.
It drove me crazy....
Oh well. i get the next from the library as when I read this book I never went on with the next. We'll see how it goes. The library has the next 2. Who knows, maybe I'll try some more of Salvatore's work...from the library of course.
Not a bad book. recommended with the above caveats.
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Read information about the authorAs one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. Salvatore’s original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy (October 2004) debuted at # 1 on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list and at # 4 on The New York Times best-seller list. His books have been translated into numerous foreign languages including German, Italian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, and French.
Salvatore’s first published novel, The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988, became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy and introduced an enormously popular character, the dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden. Since that time, Salvatore has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi-volume series including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter’s Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet.
His love affair with fantasy, and with literature in general, began during his sophomore year of college when he was given a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift. He promptly changed his major from computerscience to journalism. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College in 1981, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English. He began writing seriously in 1982, penning the manuscript that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic. Salvatore held many jobs during those first years as a writer, finally settling in (much to our delight) to write full time in 1990.
The R.A. Salvatore Collection has been established at his alma mater, Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, containing the writer’s letters, manuscripts, and other professional papers. He is in good company, as The Salvatore Collection is situated alongside The Robert Cormier Library, which celebrates the writing career of the co-alum and esteemed author of young adult books.
Salvatore is an active member of his community and is on the board of trustees at the local library in Leominster, Massachusetts. He has participated in several American Library Association regional conferences, giving talks on themes including “Adventure fantasy” and “Why young adults read fantasy.” Salvatore himself enjoys a broad range of literary writers including James Joyce, Mark Twain, Geoffrey Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Sartre. He counts among his favorite genre literary influences Ian Fleming, Arthur Conan Doyle, Fritz Leiber, and of course, J.R.R. Tolkien.
Born in 1959, Salvatore is a native of Massachusetts and resides there with his wife Diane, and their three children, Bryan, Geno, and Caitlin. The family pets include three Japanese Chins, Oliver, Artemis and Ivan, and four cats including Guenhwyvar.
When he isn't writing, Salvatore chases after his three Japanese Chins, takes long walks, hits the gym, and coaches/plays on a fun-league softball team that includes most of his family. His gaming group still meets on Sundays to play.
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