Zelazny's "Chronicles of Amber"

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  1. DBall

    DBall Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Someone really needs to make this into a set of movies. It's such a great set of books and, with all the special effects ability in this day and age, the possibilities are endless. Man... that would rock...
     
  2. Venardhi

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    I agree, though I think it would need some very heavy alterations to work.
     
  3. thestrangequark

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    ^Yeah, like leaving out the last nine books!
     
  4. DBall

    DBall Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Ouch. Personally, I liked the whole series... :D
     
  5. Technobuilder

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    Was this series ever finished? And by that I mean no major hanging plot threads? I've heard good things about Amber for years, but I was always under the impression that Zelazny died before he could rap up everything?

    True? False? Mistaken Impression?

    I've actually got the Great Book of Amber lying around in storage somewhere... just haven't had a chance to start it yet.
     
  6. thestrangequark

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    Well, to be fair, I was perhaps 11 or 12 when I read it, and maybe as an adult I'd find the latter books less terribly, horribly, incredibly, utterly boring! ;)

    I did really enjoy Nine Princes in Amber.
     
  7. Australis

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    Want a good series to make into movies?

    The Dream Park trilogy, Larry Niven & Steven Barnes. Trust me on this.

    As for Amber, I loved Nine Princes, but later read a follow up and didn't enjoy it so much. Maybe if I could find them all Down Under I'd give them a shot.
     
  8. Australis

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    Want a good series to make into movies?

    The Dream Park trilogy, Larry Niven & Steven Barnes. Trust me on this.

    As for Amber, I loved Nine Princes, but later read a follow up and didn't enjoy it so much. Maybe if I could find them all Down Under I'd give them a shot.
     
  9. DBall

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    There's some hanging plots, but it doesn't detract from how great the series was.

    My suggestion would be to read that Great Book Of Amber... :D
     
  10. Mistral

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    The first set of books was great. The sequel series left me cold. And, yeah, it would make a good miniseries or even limited run(but full season) tv show.
     
  11. Venardhi

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    The biggest issues I see are

    1: No recurring cast. The other siblings kind of come and go as needed, and mostly just serve the plot in the books.
    2: Some of it is just so out there that no one could take it seriously unless it were a cartoon.
     
  12. ebusinesstutor

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    Amber is one of my favorite all time series. I was thinking it could be an interesting weekly TV series.
     
  13. stj

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    Nine Princes in Amber was my (terrific) introduction to stories with lots of amoral characters. The series just kept losing air, because once the antihero was redeemed, or at least back on the path of Good, the rest was just details.