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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaos & Order is still one of my all-time favorite books. Don't know how many times I have read it, but I wish I could read it again for the first time. What a ride.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not kidding. I see now that Sorus has a bit of a problem. Looking forward to seeing what happens to her.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iolanthe wrote:
You're not kidding. I see now that Sorus has a bit of a problem. Looking forward to seeing what happens to her.


Obviously she travels back in time to join KW and play WOW.
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Really, though, I'm kinda like sorus...the watcher one...in this...I've read chaos and all gods a lot more than the first two, and a bit more than 3. I think cuz in those two almost all the characters that I like gain dimension/depth, and they EARN it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished Chaos & Order at 5.30 this morning - couldn't put it down at the end. I never thought I would say this, but

OMG!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, Sorus, I can understand, reading about such events the way SRD writes may feel like more fun than living through them - well, keeping in mind what living through them may involve, reading may be the only likeable option Big Grin

Vraith, well said Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Finished Chaos & Order at 5.30 this morning - couldn't put it down at the end. I never thought I would say this, but

OMG!


That sums it up pretty well. Now I'm wanting to reread.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Io and the discussion here got me. I started my second reread last week. I'm a third of the way into FK, where Morn really begins her descent into zone implant addiction.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Finished Chaos & Order at 5.30 this morning - couldn't put it down at the end. I never thought I would say this, but

OMG!


One more to go...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and one of the most tense to me personally. It was the first time I ever felt on the edge of my seat while reading a book.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Chaos & Order is the best book in the series--it is the transitions phase during which the people chosen by Warden become the people they need to be in order to do what needs to be done. During the first three books they merely react to situations outside their control but in C&O they begin control the situation and other people now have to react to them. In Amnioni terms, they become "decisive".
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...and one of the most tense to me personally. It was the first time I ever felt on the edge of my seat while reading a book.

I'm not a fast reader, so when I say I could not put down Chaos and Order for the last 200 pages that included bathroom breaks, foraging in the kitchen for snacks and interruptions like the phone.

I was on edge even after I finished ... and TDAGD wasn't due out for another month.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cagliostro wrote:
...and one of the most tense to me personally. It was the first time I ever felt on the edge of my seat while reading a book.

I'm not a fast reader, so when I say I could not put down Chaos and Order for the last 200 pages that included bathroom breaks, foraging in the kitchen for snacks and interruptions like the phone.

I was on edge even after I finished ... and TDAGD wasn't due out for another month.


Actually, I was referring to TDAGD. Although the end of Chaos and Order was pretty tense as well. Not all authors would do what Donaldson at the end of the next to last book of the series. But in TDAGD, in one of the first few chapters (it's been a while for me since I read this), the Spoiler:
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, to try to be as vague as possible to avoid spoilers, was something that had me almost immediately ready to commit myself to doing nothing else but reading to see what happened.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished the final book in the early hours.

To all of you who encouraged me to read these, a big Thank You. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay! Glad you enjoyed it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, Iolanthe!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Along with everyone else who's said so, I'll put in that I'm envious of your first time reading Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I'm not envious, can re-read my favorite parts directly Big Grin I generally appreciate re-reads more, particularly with good books, so particularly re-reads of SRD's books) And I'm writing more for the SRD song parodies thread, on the Gap now, so I have extra reasons - both for re-reads and for general enjoyment)) Maybe I'll even kick my lazy self enough to draw a scene or a few.

Creating something based on the story helps to live through it anew. And, well, dissecting may help in that, but looks like no people joining(

Io, why don't you try to do a chapter or a few? If you doubt your possibilities, that's no excuse)
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If I only had time! Maybe I'll have a go in October - work will be clearer then.
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