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What I’m Reading: The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny

At the beginning of October, I picked up the first nine of the 10-volume Chronicles of Amber series at Half-Priced books, mainly because my Dresden group also runs an Amber game, and the idea of roleplaying a nigh-godlike figure always appeals to me.

I cannot laud Nine Princes in Amber highly enough. It’s a masterpiece. Zelazny’s prose dances across the page, never slow or boring, the dialogue sparkles and the characters all deep and intertwined. The story’s great, seeming a natural extension of the characters’ desire, the way it should be. It’s quite clear why this book was a Hugo and Nebula award winner. I’m already looking on my calendar for when I’ll have time to reread it.

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