Haven't read these yet, any suggestions?
Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:39 PM
Unfortunately, none of them are available at my local library, I will have to buy them. Since I am on a limited budget, I don't want to go into a buying spree blind. I have heard varying opinions on these. Can you guys give me recommendations on the best ones and the ones I can skip?
Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:16 PM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:47 PM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:52 PM
If you are undecided about which Gardners to buy, well, just start with LR. Most readers seem to regard the run LR, FSS, IB and ROH as the strongest period with some fresh ideas. After that opinions vary as to the quality of the books. Though on closer inspection you can clearly see Gardner tried to introduce a new element or idea with every subsequent book, albeit not always successfully. And it would perhaps have been more rewarding had Gardner explored his ideas a little longer, instead of bringing another one with the next book.
Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:00 PM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:13 PM
It's funny. Everyone seems to agree that the second half of his tenure is very hit and miss, but everyone also seems to have their own idea as to which one or two were the hits, the exceptions to the Garnder declining second half rule.
Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:14 PM
The other best triple threat is Licence Renewed, Icebreaker & Nobody Lives For Ever (all odd-numbered). I found the even-numbered ones (except for WLoD) to be too padded.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:15 AM
Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:05 AM