I finished Breakfast of Champions. It was a fun book, but alot of the subject matter was a little too forward and harsh. He does present things with new and different perspectives, though. I picked another of the Shannara Saga to read through. I've been reading Terry Brooks since grade school, and he turns out a novel in the genre every year or two. I'm a bit behind though. I really like Brooks. He writes similar to tolkien, and with a very similar universe, however, he is alot more exciting, action oriented, and dramatic than the exhaustive Tolkien. Brooks was the first fiction writer to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.