Thursday, November 13, 2008

And Pratchett gets the gold.

Poll Results:
Favorite Fantasy Series: (13 votes)

Lord of the Rings [Silver] 3 (23%)

Discworld [Gold] 4 (30%)

Harry Potter [Note: This was my vote. As in...the one that I randomly clicked in order to see poll results prematurely] 1 (7%)

Earthsea 1 (7%)

Chronicles of Narnia 1 (7%)

Prydain Chronicle 0 (0%)

Abhorsen Trilogy 0 (0%)

Xanth Series 0 (0%)

His Dark Materials [Bronze] 2 (15%)

[Random Set of Holy Texts] 1 (7%)

Now...has anybody but me even been briefly acquainted with the Prydain Chronicles, Abhorsen Trilogy, and Xanth Series. I wouldn't expect them to be anyone's favorite, but I'm not even sure if anyone has heard of them (especiall the Abhorsen Trilogy).

Also: I now know that I need to actually read the Discworld books. A poll actually gave me productive results! A miracle!

New poll up.

13 comments:

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Good Omens is still my favorite Pratchett book.

Asylum Seeker said...

Ughhh. I'll have to check that one out too. And, from what I've read elsewhere, I'll have to read some of Neil Gaiman's stuff too. It's a shame that I am probably too lazy to get around to ever doing so.

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Sorry - I couldn't NOT vote twice in your poll...

L Ron is one of my favorite comedians.

Asylum Seeker said...

It's my fault...I shouldn't have made the last one an option, because it is pretty much the consensus opinion. Ooops. :)a

Mandar Malum said...
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Mandar Malum said...

My favorites are Lord of the Rings, Narnia and Potter... and I am sorry to announce that I am one of those people who has never heard of The Prydain Chronicles, Abhorsen Trilogy, and Xanth Series... though, I am not really a big sci-fi fantasy reader, so i take the blame for my ignorance.

Asylum Seeker said...

You probably shouldn't have. It's not that they are secret...it's that they of relatively little repute. I didn't even know that the Xanth series was a series until this year (I just happened to read the first book of the series without knowing that there were more). They are probably not of even noteworthy, which was why I was curious if anyone had even heard of them.

Stacy said...

OT - That "Random imagey thing" today just makes me ill.

I can't even think of anything sarcastic to say about those children.

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

The only thing I can say is they are a conundrum to both the theory of evolution and that of intelligent design...

Christopher said...

Boo! I voted for Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. I read them years ago, back when I was a Christian. It's funny I wasn't offended by all of them, I actually really enjoyed them back then.

Then I became an atheist. It's all his fault!

Asylum Seeker said...

I didn't even realize he was an atheist when I read the first book. But, I already was one, so I didn't blame him. Besides, fantasy novels have always seemed like a fairly atheistic, blasphemous genre anyway (despite the presence of supernatural elements). I noticed how poorly the church was characterized, but I thought more or less as standard procedure.

As for those children...I tried to come up with something more sarcastic to say about them, but all I can do is shake my head in shame. But, since I have no idea who they are, that is rather presumptive of me. Oh well.

GearHedEd said...

I woulda voted, but Elric of Melnibone wasn't on the list

Asylum Seeker said...

Gahh. You're killing me. Another book to get around to reading (and then feel guilty when I settle for reading one book of a massive series).