Poll: How much do u like "The Eye of the Tiger"?

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How much do u like "Eye of the Tiger"

8-10 (very) much
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81%
5-7 it's ok
8
19%
2-4 not so much
0
No votes
0-1 don't like it
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Total votes : 42

Poll: How much do u like "The Eye of the Tiger"?

Postby WSI » Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:06 am

Cause somebody asked in the German guestbook I'd like to have your opinions. I didn't like it so much.
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Postby Killraven » Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:42 am

I liked The Eye Of The Tiger a lot. It's one of my most favourite WS novels.

I enjoyed it because it's a great modern-day treasure-hunt story, and also because the hero is very engaging.
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Postby Monsoon » Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:49 am

First W/S book i read and whilst sitting on a beach in Sri Lanka. Still one of my favourites, i owe a lot to that book.
While a tiger eyed its prey and an eagle raged in a thunderous sky a river of darkness fell upon a burning sun and the wolf cried tis a time to die, thus did the angels weep as power and triumph in those golden eyes did creep.


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Postby Nefer » Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:38 pm

Is that the book where one of the main characters is a sports fisherman on a tiny island, where he has lunch with the 'president' fairly regurlarly?

Think I've read it but I don't remember...
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Postby Killraven » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:46 pm

neferk wrote:Is that the book where one of the main characters is a sports fisherman on a tiny island, where he has lunch with the 'president' fairly regurlarly?

Think I've read it but I don't remember...


Yes, that's the one.
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Postby WSI » Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:37 am

Monsoon wrote: owe a lot to that book.


Do u? I hope don't owe any knowledge about women and men ... [b21] In this book the characters are very specific (not unlike Diamond Hunters)
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Postby Matbow » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:04 pm

I've just started reading this book after picking it up from the library this lunch time.

Quite suprised to see it's written in the 1st person...it always takes me while to adapt to reading this style. Will post my thoughts when I've finished it.
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Postby Monsoon » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:22 am

WSI wrote:
Monsoon wrote: owe a lot to that book.


Do u? I hope don't owe any knowledge about women and men ... [b21] In this book the characters are very specific (not unlike Diamond Hunters)

This was a reference to my discovery of Wilbur Smith :D
Actually while i was reading this book i was in liaison with a German girl(and she's not the only German fraulein i've ever linked up with) :lol:
While a tiger eyed its prey and an eagle raged in a thunderous sky a river of darkness fell upon a burning sun and the wolf cried tis a time to die, thus did the angels weep as power and triumph in those golden eyes did creep.


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Postby WSI » Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:35 pm

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Monsoon wrote:This was a reference to my discovery of Wilbur Smith :D
Actually while i was reading this book i was in liaison with a German girl(and she's not the only German fraulein i've ever linked up with) :lol:

I wish I could hear u saying the word fräulein :twisted:
If we should have the same "experiences" we should make some club of veterans or stuff like this :roll:
(apart from that and for your future links: we don't say fräulein any more, this is absolutely not PC and somwhat devaluating 8) now it's young woman -- to whom it may concern O:-) [wink]
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Postby Phils_jd » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:14 pm

well there goes my favourite elvis song.

I cant really remember the book and cant find it - might have to buy it again.
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Postby Matbow » Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:20 pm

Even though the vote was closed (it's not anymore) I've given this book a 7.

I really enjoyed reading it, but it was a tad predictable in places. A lot better than some of his other standalones, but not in the same league as most of the Courtneys.

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Postby Penitent » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:41 pm

For me it is one of the best stand-alone books.
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Postby Cov Copper » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:40 pm

For me it was the first WS book I read. My dad has every book to date and was always telling me I should read them, but I don't respond well to nagging so I never did. But then one day I was looking for something to read in the bath and I thought 'why not?'.
Picked up EOTT and had a go.
Not stopped on WS since then. So it ranks quite highly on my WS list.
Always thought it would make a great film. I think Michael Clarke Duncan was put on this earth to play Chubby (and possibly Mrs Chubby albeit in a wig) perhaps Clive Owen as Harry? Brittany Murphy as Lorna Paige? Keira Knightley as Sherry North?
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recently read it

Postby vallabh » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:17 am

the "eye of the tiger" is a great book. read it recently. I being an Indian was amazed by the Indian connection that Wilbur brings in. The world war time how the tiger throne is stolen and all.
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The Eye of the tiger

Postby mahound » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:35 pm

You know what, this book could be a great film if it was done exactly like the book.
I found that the twist in the end was really good and unexpected

If any one has not read this then it is a must do on your outlook To Do list
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Postby Penitent » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:59 pm

I agree, this book has Hollywood written all over it. Too bad nobody is paying attention...
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Re: Poll: How much do u like "The Eye of the Tiger"?

Postby Nathan » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:05 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I completed it in a few days. The visions of tropical islands and seas bluer than the skies which arose from this book are what really captivated me. The interaction between the characters, especially whilst dwelling in the caves during their seach for the sunken treasure was really engossing and added spirit to the book's atmosphere. I was really shocked by the sudden twist at the very end. Well done Wilbur.

I give this book a 10. Deinitely recommended.
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Re: Poll: How much do u like "The Eye of the Tiger"?

Postby Son of the Silver Fox » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:33 am

This is a fun read, a treasure hunt/adventure set an exotic location with a monster protecting it and a bad guy trying to get it before the good guy there is also a girl. this is a formula that all WS fans have seen before and enjoyed. check this out:

Title Treasure Location Monster Bad Guy Girl Faithful African
Eye of the tiger Jeweled Throne Gunfire Break Sharks Manny Resnick/Suliman Dada Sherry Chubby
The Sunbird Treasure Ophir(Lost City) toxic Spoors Manatassi/Timothy Mageba Tanith/Sally Xhai

I bet somebody else can find another....
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Re: Poll: How much do u like "The Eye of the Tiger"?

Postby Oddjob » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:22 pm

EOTT is the fifth WS book that I have read (Actually a quarter of the way through at the mo) and I have to say that it shaping up to be just as good as the others that I have read.

I read my first WS book (Birds of prey) in February whilst on holiday and became hooked. I have amassed the vast majority of his other books and aim to read all the stand alone books before moving back to the Courtneys.

My favouirite S.O so far has been The Diamond Hunters and I fully expect EOTT to equal it.
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Re: Poll: How much do u like "The Eye of the Tiger"?

Postby poneeboy53 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:16 pm

I think this is one of his best stand alone novels. Like another poster said classic modern treasure hunt. I like strong characters even if they lack much depth. I think that's one of the reasons I like Wilbur Smith so much.
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