Salvatore wrote good books.
That is a terrible thing, to try and dupe people into reading his pseudo-pulp crap.
I tried going back recently and rereading several books I liked as a teenager. The Magaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman Dragonlance
and Death Gate Cycle
books, Timothy Zahn's entirely too damn long Star Wars
novels, and they just weren't any fun anymore, never mind that they're fine in technical writing detail, but there's nothing exciting about the tone. Contrast anything they've written with, say, the first three books of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, or the insanely...well, insanely insane and awesome Acts of Caine
But I'm always up for a good game of D&D, preferably 3rd edition. I'm kinda surprised there isn't a turn-based game going in a thread here, honestly.