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*read this exciting book sitting in *McDonalds and drinking hot aromatic coffee The writing style *this exciting book sitting in *McDonalds and drinking hot aromatic coffee The writing style plot *and drinking hot aromatic coffee The writing style and plot The Chronicles f Amber was just great Making some allowances for the passage In the End of 50 years since publication egmg there s so much smoking this holds up uite wellI don t think I ever read past the first volume first two books and I haven t read any f them since high school so my memories were certainly no better than vague It s interesting how much Zelazny skims past things that would be absolutely vital by today s storytelling standards battles details about conversations and yet nothing is missing and
It Keeps The Plot Tearing Along Without Pause I Think keeps the plot tearing along without pause I think is a creative and very well written and I recommend it to anyone who has a creative mind and loves adventure It was great Corwin wakes up in the clutches f someone claiming to be his sister He has no memories but knows he must bluff his way into freedom A few audacious con man moves later he is travelling between alternate worlds alternately fleeing fighting and helping his numerous siblings They are the nobility f Amber and the victor will rule them all and all f reality Corwin is a golden age hero complete with bravado and silly gender issues but his adventures are a lot f fun to read I recall being 13 at my grandmothers for Thanksgiving with this edition fresh from the Science Fiction Book Club Random s narrative in Sign f the Unicorn was being devoured by my eyesWorlds flow like water for the members f the royal court f Amber Superhumanly powerful but all too human children f the house f Oberon fight like brothers but brothers with armies This is the book series that made me want to be a writer It has action romance high concept and uestions The Age of Treachery of character for Corwin the main characterCorwin s experiences in Lorraine in book 2 The Gunsf Avalon where he meets the woman Lorraine and his ld Lieutenant Ganelon could stand alone Over the first 5 books there are amazing memorable mome I read the first volume f the Amber series many years ago Liked it well enough but not as much as some The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy other Zelazny novels notably Lordf Light and Creatures Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite of Light and DarknessHaving now read through bo. Lso suffering from amnesia and has been for some time he has no idea that he's Prince Corwinf Amber until his memory receives a succession Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of joltsHe meets a sister who speaks in riddlesf plots and counterplotsand a brother who abruptly involves him in a life and death battle against pursuers from a fearful Shadow worldHe discovers a deck f tarot like cards with himself his sister and strangers whom he guesses to be ther relatives pictured When a Man Loves a Woman on their faces Only lingering amnesia keeps him from grasping the full signifigancef the find the cards are the Greater Trumps f Amber used by his family to communicate across vast distances and transport ne another through Shadows .
I hesitate to say anything until *I have at least finished the second volume if not the remaining books f the series *have at least finished the second volume if not the remaining books f the series will say now that the first book in this volume Nine Princes in Amber started Catalogue the Insanity out so slowly that I could not bring myself to read it It seemed the action wanted to get going but the writing was so stunted that the story could not move One could argue that because the protagonist Corwin begins the story with amnesia that the writing is a reflection hmm a Shadowf his wn confusion and simplicity I picked up a huge verstuffed chaire and hurled it perhaps thirty feet across the room It broke the back Shrek of the man it struckMostf the first book is written this way where there finally is a bit f action and then boom it is ver and who cares if there was no emotion behind itBy the end Look Alikes Jr. of the first book and through mostf the second book The Guns f Avalon the story picked up there was emotion behind the characters and their history and Zelazny began to take the time to tell a real story By the end f the second book however during yet another important battle all emotion left the writing and what was left was a skeletal bare bones description Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of what was probably meant to be intense than what was provided Corwin could no longer use the excusef having amnesia and it really felt that the author was Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution on a deadliner was simply ready to finish the bookIt s not to say that there are not interesting components f the series that are going to insist that I
*finish the books the Greater Trumps f Amber the Pattern Dara Random and his wife Corwin *the books the Greater Trumps The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf of Amber the Pattern Dara Random and his wife Corwin ascension to the throne etc I can acknowledge the fact that this is a series and that there are several books to read and that no series has all the answers in the first two books However while I do not insistn answers I do insist Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis on good writing and my complaint with the few Zelazny s I have read including these are that I feel he never allowed himself topen up and be the good writer he was capable The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives of being For that reason I feel like I am constantly being gypped Nine Princes in AmberI did it It took me sooooo long to finish this book Not because it s boring no The reason is that it just didn t matched with my life But non the les. Here together for the first time are the complete CHRONICLES OF AMBER Nine Princes In AmberThe Gunsf AvalonSign Let the Wolf Howl of the UnicornThe Handf OberonAND the long anticipated final book The Courts The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini of Chaos in a handsome two volume setAmber is thene real world casting infinite reflections f itself Shadow worlds that can be manipulated by those f royal Amberite bllod Unfortunately the royal family is torn by jealousies and suspicions And the disappearance Blue Guide New York of the clan patriarch Oberon has intensified the conflicts by leaving Amber's throne apparently up for grabsThe CHRONICLES begin in a hospitaln the Shadow Earth where a man is recovering from a freak auto accident Since he is Oks ne and two f t Back *In The Early 90s I *the early 90s I the two volume set for the Chronicles Homesick of Amber from a friend Since I was not whatne would consider an avid reader at the time I was surprised by how uickly I was consumed by this book I spent every available moment during breaks at work reading as much A Criminal Affair of this book as possible I readf it after work and finished the book in what was for me an amazingly short period Sangue Derramado of time Thus was I introduced to the writingsf Roger Zelazny As much as I wanted to retain this book in my library for future readings I felt the least I could do was repay the kindness f my friend by returning it I later btained my wn copy f the stories through the single volume Great Book f AmberThe Chronicles f Amber consists f ten books in total This volume contains the first five f these books What I found uite interesting about the collection is that while the books are all told in first person perspective the first five are told from the perspective f Corwin while the second five which take place some time after the end f the 5th book are told from the perspective Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star of his son What is most intriguing however is that the voice between the first five and second five books are very distinct It feels as if you are reading books written by two different people with very different voices Thisnly serves to further immerse the reader in the stories being toldThirty years later the Chronicles Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance of Amber still tops my listf favorite book series not just within the fantasy genre but within all genres I have never found anything that uite compares r hasdrawn me in nearly as
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READ THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL SERIES THEthe entire riginal series the with Merle had not yet been published ver the summer before sixth grade My parents had the Chronicles in two hardbound volumes minus the dustjackets so I had no idea what they were about when I started reading It is very interesting to read them this way with no warning that what seems to be a mysterious but mundane situation is going to transmute into a world bending fantasy This makes the reactions Works Days of the amnesiac protagonist much resonant like Corwin the reader is unprepared to suddenly leave known reality behind. N an instantThen comes the most shattering joltf allCorwin's confrontation with an intricate design created by a master manipulator f reality the Pattern By walking the Pattern those f the blood royal gain the ability to control Shadows But the slightest hesitation r misstep during the trial means deathAs Corwin sets foot upon that coldly glowing inscription memories come flooding back to him and with each step And finally knowing his true identity he acknowledges his true ambition and resolves that the crown f Amber will be hisBut unknown to Corwin there are dark forces massing against Amberand before too long he will discover just how great a burden a king's crown can be.