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Postby Nathan F » Fri May 30, 2008 11:37 pm

Hi everyone! I discovered this forum through the official Wilbur Smith website a while ago and finally decided to check it out, I am glad I did. I was suprised to see that there are so many WS fans out there. My name is Nathan and I'm from Perth, Western Australia. I've been an avid reader of Wilbur Smith ever since I was 14 (now 17) and I absolutley love his work! So far I have thoroughly enjoyed reading 9 WS novels including: Birds of Prey, Monsoon, Blue Horizon, When the Lion Feeds, The Sound of Thunder, A Sparrow falls, and all of the Egyptian series. Overall I'd have to say that River God is my all-time favourite WS novel, which I have read about four times! Look forward to exploring the forum and meeting you all!

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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Nefer » Fri May 30, 2008 11:41 pm

I love it when River God fans join :mrgreen:

Welcome Nathan, I really like your avatar pic! You're really lucky to have only read 9 books - so much more enjoyment to come :)
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Nathan F » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:21 am

Thankyou for the welcome Nefer! :)
Have you read any of the stand-alone novels? If so are there any you recommend?
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Matbow » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:31 pm

Hi Nathan, welcome!

IMO, the standalones aren't as good as the "series", but there are some good ones in there.
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Nefer » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:28 pm

Yeah, I've posted some opinions on the stand-alones. I liked Sunbird and Elephant Song, but the rest are not that good IMO. I like the series books better, but you should give the stand-alones a try, some people do enjoy them :)
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Nathan F » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:47 pm

Thanks Matbow and Nefer :mrgreen:
Had a look at the review on Sunbird and I think I might give it a try.
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby E-Hoog » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:01 am

Hello Nathan,

If you're going to read some stand-alones, the ones mentioned are pretty good. In my opinion though, Eye of the Tiger should be among the list of best stand-alones. But then again, as was already mentioned, the series are the best. From the titles you put in your first post, can I conclude you didn't read the Ballantyne series yet? Because then you're still in for a treat ;-)
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Nathan F » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:21 am

Hi E-Hoog, :)
I'll make sure I look up Eye of the Tiger, and I haven't yet read any of the Ballantyne series so it appears I have alot of good reading ahead of me! :mrgreen:
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Have you read The Sunbird yet?

Postby PrplDawn » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:37 pm

Nathan, I love all Wilbur Smith books, but my all time favorite is The Sunbird. I have read it dozens of time, the story just enthralls me. If you haven't read it yet, do so, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby vale9472 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:58 pm

I see this topic was written almost one year ago,I think you've read lots of books since then but I would like to reccomend to you one of my favourite stand-alones which is "cry wolf" where us,I mean the italians,are the very bad guys :(
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby susanspy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:42 am

Hi there all,

Susan here i am in love with this place so thought to post something here to get along with the conversation & making friends. Hope you let me do so.

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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Nefer » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:24 pm

Hi Susan! Of course we'll allow you to post :) I hope we're not that intimidating :lol: Glad you enjoy the site, looking forward to having you around :)
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