The Losers

The Losers

by David Eddings

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Overview

After an accident leaves Raphael Taylor without a leg, he finds himself thrust into the social welfare system, and amongst those that depend on it. THE LOSERS is a fascinating story of good and evil, love, pride and unlikely friendships, as well as a look at one neighborhood both helped and held down by social welfare. By David Eddings, the New York Times bestselling author of The Belgariad and The Malloreon fantasy series.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011960338
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 562,462
File size: 725 KB

About the Author

David Eddings published his first novel, HIGH HUNT, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with 'The Belgariad' series, which hit the New York Times bestseller lists, as did his 'Malloreon' series, 'The Elenium' and 'The Tamuli' series. Born in Spokane, Washington, he served in the United States Army and taught college English. His wife Leigh Eddings collaborated with her husband for more than a dozen years on numerous bestsellers.

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The Losers 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read most of Mr. Eddings' work thus far, I was interested in this because of my enjoyment of his work. This is a very different book than what Mr. Eddings usually writes, but it has his trademark good vs. evil plot and strong and interesting characters. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Raphael Taylor was the perfect son of a shy woman and an unremarkable man. Gifted at football, beautiful to behold and intelligent Raphael was everybody's angel until he met Damon Flood. Manipulative and sly Damon contrived a plan to force Raphael's fall from grace until an ill-fated accident changed everything.I have never read anything by David Eddings before so I can't compare this story to any of his fantasy for which he is famous for. I will say his writing and ability to tell a tale is pretty good. The story was engrossing and easy to read. Unfortunately I didn't really agree with the underlying philosophy behind the story and was especially annoyed by the trial scene depicted in the last chapter. Another interesting thing is that this book was published by Del Rey and states "fantasy" on the cover, which it most assuredly is not. Since I am just reviewing the book and do not really want to have a moral argument (so to speak) with it I guess I will just say this: The book was well written but even so, since I didn't really like the ethics in the story I can't really recommend it. I also feel bad for anyone who picked up the story expecting a fantasy and wound up with a work of contemporary fiction.
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A good social commentary on our entitlement society, but written in the 80's. Caution, if you are a social worker, this book may make you angry, but there is a lot of truth in it.