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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Just finishing up reading Dark and Hungry God... Reply with quote

And I'm still in awe...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this your first time reading the GAP series?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'm one of those unfortunate majority who've read the Chrons and never considered reading the Gap series, not until I found this forum anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worm, at what point did the story pick up...was it in the 2nd book, or in the 3rd...I'm considering picking up where I left off in the 2nd...just still not quite interested 'nuff...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacob Raver, sinTempter wrote:
Worm, at what point did the story pick up...was it in the 2nd book, or in the 3rd...I'm considering picking up where I left off in the 2nd...just still not quite interested 'nuff...


I don't know where it picks up, after the halfway mark in book 3 I guess.

Just read it, I promise you won't be disappointed. Skip over the Ancilliaries if you have to.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just read it, I promise you won't be disappointed. Skip over the Ancilliaries if you have to.


Hmm...isn't that what you were told when you were all over TRS? Glad to see you perservered. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd wrote:

Just read it, I promise you won't be disappointed. Skip over the Ancilliaries if you have to.


Hmm...isn't that what you were told when you were all over TRS? Glad to see you perservered. Big Grin


Yes, TRS wasn't as good. And it does take SRD a long time to get where he's going.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And it does take SRD a long time to get where he's going.


Good point to keep in mind with the Last Chrons.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm kind of pissed now because my wife got me the GAP cycle for my birthday so I could finally read them...but A Dark and Hungry God Arises is on backorder until June...and I finished Forbidden Knowledge and I am chomping at the bit to keep going!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough call. Since you have just finished the second book and apparently have the fourth and fifth volumes waiting, I would suggest checking whether a local library or used bookseller has a copy of ADAHGA for you. Having to wait two months for the next book when you don't have to seems cruel. Keep the urgent pace of the story going!

Of course, those of us who had to wait for SRD to write and the publisher to release each book had to suffer through the same protracted process we are all experiencing with the Last Chrons, but "there is enough time to refine the spirit when the body has no other choice."

The only consideration that might contraindicate getting an expedited copy of ADAHGA is if your wife would consider this to be undercutting her birthday present. You surely do not want to do that! However, if she recognizes that the back order is disrupting the flow of the story, that the library or used copy is a temporary expedient, and that you will treasure and re-read the copy she is buying (but the vendor has backordered) as a permanent part of your collection, you may not have to sleep on the couch...for much longer than it takes to read A Dark and Hungry God Arises. Believe me, your concentration will be divided during that reading anyway!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm kind of pissed now because my wife got me the GAP cycle for my birthday so I could finally read them...but A Dark and Hungry God Arises is on backorder until June...and I finished Forbidden Knowledge and I am chomping at the bit to keep going!!
That sucks. If your library doesn't have it, let me know and I'll mail you my copy (on loan, of course!).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm kind of pissed now because my wife got me the GAP cycle for my birthday so I could finally read them...but A Dark and Hungry God Arises is on backorder until June...and I finished Forbidden Knowledge and I am chomping at the bit to keep going!!
That sucks. If your library doesn't have it, let me know and I'll mail you my copy (on loan, of course!).


Thanks for the offer!

I ordered a beat up used one on Amazon to hold me over til the new one arrives...should be here soon...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my used copy yesterday, and read the whole thing in one sitting...I couldn't put it down. Just incredible!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I couldn't put it down. Just incredible!

Yes, once the narrative momentum starts to build and the perspective widens, you start to see that The Real Story was rather like the fabled blind man's description of a elephant.

And it only gets deeper and more intense in the next two volumes.
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I got my used copy yesterday, and read the whole thing in one sitting...I couldn't put it down. Just incredible!


That's impressive - you must be a fast reader! Understandable though - SRD claims that this is his best work, and after reading it it's hard to argue with his assertion.
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I got my used copy yesterday, and read the whole thing in one sitting...I couldn't put it down. Just incredible!


That's impressive - you must be a fast reader! Understandable though - SRD claims that this is his best work, and after reading it it's hard to argue with his assertion.


I am a speed reader actually, always have been. I go into this nearly transcendental state where I am no longer aware of even turning the page...at least if the book is good.

I always try to go back and do a slower re-read to get things I might have missed.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I got my used copy yesterday, and read the whole thing in one sitting...I couldn't put it down. Just incredible!

I at last started reading this again after stopping half way through, enjoying story line , its all staring to piece together nicely. Very Happy Hopefully ill finish it in this hit.
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I've just finished my reread of the whole series. And I agree with SRD...it is his best work.

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I've just finished my reread of the whole series. And I agree with SRD...it is his best work.

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from what I read this far , i agree.
I bought the next book in the series today, some one in the book store had written a note underneath saying. "One of the most underrated sci-fi series he had read and most definetly worth reading" Very Happy
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Yeah, the body blows just don't stop in this series.

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