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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:20 am    Post subject: The Gap Series; first reading! Reply with quote

After a looooooong hiatus I'm finally picking up the series from effectively book one - Forbidden Knowledge.
I read TRS some (gosh what?) fifteen plus plus years ago, and while I was mildly interested by it, I was by no means swept away. I've since then heard some of you guys extolling it and thought that it might be worth a further foray. I'm now about a third into FK, and again, am mildly interested - but not bowled away. It's all a bit too much about Morn getting laid/raped/freaked out/pregnant to date; there isn't much character building or world building to date and I think I might be going to struggle. Hopefully the Angus chapter I've just reached will improve matters.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Pete .. but slow down a tad and join the group read .. so far the first three chapters are up for discussion and we are on the way to the fourth chapter .. do join us. Here is the link

http://kevinswatch.ihugny.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=62

Be interested to read your take on it. TBH its not the best sci fi ever written .. but its an interesting enough story. Donaldson has an intricate sci fi tech narrative .. some of the story I think are gratuitous and unnecessary. But lets chat about it in the group dissection.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry--by the time they get to Billingate the pace will increase.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will certainly partake in the group read Sky - trouble is I'm a shocker for reading more than one book simultaneously. Already a library reservation I've made has arrived and due to time constraints on my loan period I've had to put FK down while I read it. The group read would need to be progressing at a pretty relaxed pace for me to be part of it. But yes - I'll definitely get over there and see how it works!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FK is probably my least favourite of the books. From book 3, things really start to pcik up. And I'm actually a big fan of TRS. I think it's a hell of a clever story. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Pete wander on over
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally think you should start from the very beginning - the Real Story - and go from there. The Gap doesn't seem to be for everyone, but I can't understand that sentiment. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter wrote:
Will certainly partake in the group read Sky - trouble is I'm a shocker for reading more than one book simultaneously. Already a library reservation I've made has arrived and due to time constraints on my loan period I've had to put FK down while I read it. The group read would need to be progressing at a pretty relaxed pace for me to be part of it. But yes - I'll definitely get over there and see how it works!


Please DO feel free to join in the discussions, Pete, as Sky says! We're only four chapters into the book Forbidden Knowledge, so far.
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