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The Quest

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

QUEST by WILBUR SMITH

The 4th and hopefully not the last in the series. There is more sexual content in this than in previous stories but it works well and is tastefully worked. This is the first time I have seen this author on the bookshelves in the USA. I have read most of his works when ...
The 4th and hopefully not the last in the series. There is more sexual content in this than in previous stories but it works well and is tastefully worked. This is the first time I have seen this author on the bookshelves in the USA. I have read most of his works when living in the UK. If he is new to you, get River God and you will be hooked.

posted by oldbumplumpy on March 9, 2009

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Ridiculous and definitely outrageous at times

I have been Wilbur Smith's fan for the longest time and have always enjoyed his books,rushing to finish one book so that I can start another.
Now The River God,The Seventh scroll and The Sunbird left me feeling that I had lived those lives,but this one is really just u...
I have been Wilbur Smith's fan for the longest time and have always enjoyed his books,rushing to finish one book so that I can start another.
Now The River God,The Seventh scroll and The Sunbird left me feeling that I had lived those lives,but this one is really just unlike his works.It was okay at the beginning until Lostris suddenly came back from the dead.He took all of Eos'incredibly omnipotent magical powers and he is sill suffering like mere mortal men.The witch is dead,he had suck her dry but she is still ???? It is just unbelievably boring towards the end and it has been torture reading the last few chapters.I guess Wilbur Smith is running out of stories.However I still believe he is one of the best storytellers of all time.This one is just not good enough

posted by 1112524 on March 16, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2011

    Skip this one!

    I have enjoyed Wilbur Smith's books for some time, but before Smith started writing I enjoyed H. Ryder Haggard . . . most of this book is a blatant imitation of parts of SHE, King Soloman's Mines and other Haggard Books. Don't bother to read it, get the original.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2007

    Smith should stick to historical novels.

    I am a great fan of Mr. Smith but this is one book that I sarted but did not finish. Enough with the gods and demons already! Stick to what you do best: historical novels, please!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2007

    Save your money

    Disappointing. It was a labor to get through. Filled with childish nonsense. Nothing like the excitement of the previous works. Mr. Smith you failed to entertain us with this work it was best unwritten.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2007

    Don't Waste your Money

    Had to throw the book away, could not bear to read it. Full of strange descriptions of sex

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2007

    How the Mighty has fallen!

    What happened to the Wilbur Smith we once knew and loved? I couldn't wait until his next historical novel of colonial Africa arrived each summer. In fact, 30 years ago I actually sold my car, emptied my savings account and flew to South Africa after reading his earlier works. I was a lifelong, diehard fan and still was until The Quest came out. Telepathy, witches, riding on the backs of hyenas, man eating toads?????? I truly didn't know whether to laugh, cry or vomit. Mr. Smith, what is worse? You wasting such a writing talent or me wasting my money and time reading such dreck? To other avid W. Smith fans- don't waste your time with this book! Save your money for the upcoming Harry Potter book...you'll be guaranteed a better plot and far less fantasy in Rowlings' book than this sorry excuse for a novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    SIRENS

    Plug your ears!!

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    I really wonder if someone else wrote this horrible book and use

    I really wonder if someone else wrote this horrible book and used Wilbur Smith's name. It was truly awful from start to finish. River God is incredible, one of the best stories I have ever read. To think the same man wrote that and wrote this, I almost cannot believe it. Bringing Lostris back from the dead was ridiculous. Giving Taita his manhood back - by any means - ridiculous. The entire EOS storyline was ridiculous. I love Wilbur Smith's work and was terribly disappointed with The Quest. I read Warlock, which was not bad, but he should have stopped the story there. Before I read this book I wanted to read some of his other books, now I am not sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2008

    Meaningless drivel

    Nothing about this is a 'historical,' or interesting. Too dull and inspid to finish.

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    Posted January 6, 2010

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    Posted December 9, 2010

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