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Match 9: Breakfast in the Ruins vs The Dreamthief's Daughter

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  • Match 9: Breakfast in the Ruins vs The Dreamthief's Daughter

    Breakfast in the Ruins vs The Dreamthief's Daughter
    Breakfast in the Ruins
    The Dreamthief's Daughter
    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  • #2
    My first abstention. Just nothing to hook a vote on.


    • #3
      Difficult. But again I'll take crazy and brilliant over just brilliant.


      • #4
        For sheer originality it has to be Breakfast for me!
        "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

        Hunter S Thompson


        • #5
          I feel very much like Rothgo with this one, so I'm going to abstain here.
          You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.


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          • #6
            I don't like Breakfast much - in fact, it's one of my least enjoyed Moorcock novels - but as I said last round I can at least respect it for what Mike was trying to do - and largely succeeded I think - with it.
            _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
            _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
            _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
            _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."


            • #7
              I'm going with Elric on this one, but a hard vote.

              Breakfast is okay. It was a bit of a trippy JC, which is trippy enough to begin with. I think Dreamthief works better.
              "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
              --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12