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Son of Witz sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Thu Aug 11 10:39:02 PDT 2011

On Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote: 
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Lane Haygood <lhaygood at gmail.com (mailto:lhaygood at gmail.com)> wrote:
> > The Elric books (ANY Moorcock, for that matter) is in a different time zone
> > than Goodkind's trash.
> Well, *almost* every Moorcock -- there was his ERB ripoff written
> purely for money.
> > I recommend all of the Eternal Champion books, actually.
> I can't go quite that far.
> It helps to understand that there appear to be two writers living in
> Michael Moorcock's head. One writes quick-and-dirty swords'n'sorcery
> like the majority of the EC books. These are not bad books by any
> means, but they don't go an inch beneath the surface. These would
> include -- just off the top of my head -- the Corum books, the
> Hawkmoon books, and the books simply labelled "eternal champion."
> Then there's the Moorcock who writes elegant "comedies" like GLORIANA,
> the Pyat quartet, and "the Dancers at the End of Time." These are
> remarkably good books, full of satire and wit. And there are quite a
> few of them -- I want to mention BEHOLD THE MAN, and THE WARHOUND AND
> THE WORLD'S PAIN, and the Oswald Bastable books (which are steampunk),
> and BREAKFAST IN THE RUINS, and and and...
> But, somewhere in the middle of these, are Elric and Jerry Cornelius
> ... oh my. Elric is a witty swords'n'sorcery series, almost a parody
> of s&s, but never failing to take its matter seriously in context. And
> Jerry Cornelius... well, some days I think Cornelius is Moorcock's
> crowning achievement; other days I think it's a vast hoax. Either way,
> I wouldn't be without the ten or so books that constitute the greater
> Cornelius Chronicles. Amazing stuff.
> To make things more confusing, Elric interacts with characters from
> both the "lower" tier and the "upper" tier (appearing now with Corum
> and Hawkmoon, and then in the End of Time...), and both of them (as
> well as a few characters in the "upper" tier) are aspects of that
> damned Eternal Champion.
> -- 
> Dan'l Danehy-Oakes

I'll definitely need me some Moorcock :D 
I also found some Elric comics but I haven't read them yet. 


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