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  1. Terry Goodkind

    Do I imply that Richard was unbelievable? No. I was commenting on how heroic his character is and how some people have commented on it. You can say Ayn Rand grasped the nature of man better but you've yet to tie that in with how that makes her characters more believable then Goodkind's. I guess this is one of those things where you 'feel' that the characters are believable and the others aren't so we'll just have to agree to disagree.
  2. Terry Goodkind

    Your points aren't valid because Ayn Rand herself used many common sayings from writers in the past and also general common sayings. For instance, "Man qua man". I'm sure you didn't mean to say that Ayn Rand herself was also a plagiarist. I find the level of hostility towards a great Objectivist fiction writer very discouraging and unwarranted. So far the arguments against Terry are that he's a plagiarist, even though I see more awkward attempts to emulate Ayn Rands writing style here then in any of Goodkinds books. You said you've just started reading the books, and yet you've already declared him as guilty of a very serious moral and legal crime? My advice: read the books--but before that--take any preconceived notions that you may have picked up from dogdigitalia and others and read it for yourself.
  3. Terry Goodkind

    Can you explain why you don't think Richard is on par with Howard or John Galt? I can't disagree with you more. I've even had people tell me that Richard is too perfect, that he can do no wrong. Part of what I like about the series is that his character is continually growing; he gets wiser and more confident as he falls into his role as the Seeker and other responsibilities.