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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Id be interested to hear how you find the Gap series Nano.


I finally set aside some time, and I read through half of The Real Story today. All I have to say at the moment is "Holy crap!" The story is well-written and very enjoyable, but it was far more graphic than I thought it would be. The scene in LFB seems far more benign.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is...in LFB it's almost more implied than anything else.

The Gap, well, Cj's description has always stuck with me...The Gap is brutal.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished "The Real Story" and am looking forward to the next book in the series. TRS was a pretty fast read. Are the others like that as well? The prose is a lot smoother than in TCTC.

Right now, I think I will go ahead and *finally* read "Gardens of the Moon" by Steven Erikson. I also have "Faerie Tale" by Raymond E. Feist and "The Black Company" by Glen Cook as books to read in the near future, although I'm not sure how much I will like them. The Glen Cook book sounds interesting, but the Feist book sounds like I could either love or hate it.

I'm also doing a re-read of Terry Brook's Landover books, although I don't enjoy them as much as I did as a child. I really enjoyed his stuff when I was younger, so it is kind of disappointing to read some of his newer stuff and not get much out of it as an adult. The characters are too one-dimensional and unconvincing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. I didnt enjoy Brooks after reading SRD, Tolkien even. Feist is great .. GRR Martin is great. If you can finish the Gap series, its definitely quite a series. Yeah it is brutal as Av said .. for sure.

You know I havent read any Erikson.. let me know if I should lol 😂I enjoyed Goodkind, but hes a tad dark also. There are heaps of great reads ahead. Good luck with your studies, in a way its probably good to invest some headspace into something completely different. May actually be beneficial... lol 😂
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rest of the Gap, (or most of it anyway) is not such a fast read. Book 2 is pretty fast, but the rest are quite involved. His best writing ever as far as I'm concerned.

GotM is good, but it can be a bit confusing the first time round. There's no hand-holding in the Malazan Book of the Fallen. (Sky, get yourself together and read it...they're damn good. We have an Erikson forum here.)

Feist is great, but Faerie Tale is not one of his best in my opinion.

As for Terry Brooks...we don't discuss him. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The rest of the Gap, (or most of it anyway) is not such a fast read. Book 2 is pretty fast, but the rest are quite involved. His best writing ever as far as I'm concerned.

GotM is good, but it can be a bit confusing the first time round. There's no hand-holding in the Malazan Book of the Fallen. (Sky, get yourself together and read it...they're damn good. We have an Erikson forum here.)

Feist is great, but Faerie Tale is not one of his best in my opinion.

As for Terry Brooks...we don't discuss him. Wink

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Yeah, I really want to like Terry Brooks again (and he does have some stuff I kinda like) but really I am finding that I don't.

One of the things I like about Stephen R. Donaldson (and Thomas Covenant in particular) is that even though his stories are depressing as hell, I find that they help me cope with my own depression.

I ordered the Feist book I mentioned and received it in the mail today. After flipping through some of the pages (and not really reading anything to spoil the book) I can tell that he is a pretty good author. I happened to flip to some freaky sex scene as soon as I opened the book. Not sure what that is all about, but guess I will find out soon. Laughing

I have some free time this weekend, so maybe I'll read either Faerie Tale or The Black Company in one go. Then onwards to GoTM. I might start up the Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant before long. I don't like reading one author several times in a row.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I tend to think that people starting off with the Malazan books would do better reading Night of Knives first. It's sorta a prequel to GotM.

I didn't understand what the hell was happening in GoTM until I'd read the next 3 books, then went back and re-read it. (Your mileage may vary. Smile )

Other people say not to read the prequel first, but I think it does help.

Either way, I envy you starting that journey. It's a hell of a one, but like the Gap, ultimately worth it. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.. snaps to attention and salutes...

Yes sir .. will get right on it.
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That's what I like to hear. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet it is .... 😂

.. perhaps a facist salute is more appropriate lol 😂

Hiel Avler 😏 hahaha
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LOL

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the Faerie Tale book by Feist and really liked it. The beginning was slow, but it all paid off in the end. Right now, I'm finally reading Gardens of the Moon and liking it so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooh .. interested to hear about GotM as Ive just picked one up
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I read the Faerie Tale book by Feist and really liked it. The beginning was slow, but it all paid off in the end. Right now, I'm finally reading Gardens of the Moon and liking it so far.


Fun fact: locations and some folk in that book are real/near real, and right by my house. [[I think I mentioned that around here somewhere sometime before]].
Heh...it's almost as much "Based on the True Story" as the films and TV that call themselves that
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the fairies real? Laughing
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Are the fairies real? Laughing


In the area, there are more adults than should be allowed that believe in things fae, tarot, crystal, etc. I'm sure that's why author chose the region...though I'd be interested in how discovered the info. It's been so long...is it mentioned anywhere in acknowledgements or whatever, and I've forgotten?
[[Though Lily Dale particularly is literally famous in the mystic crowd]].

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Fascinating 🙂
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