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The Need to Re-read The Last Dark

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:01 pm    Post subject: The Need to Re-read The Last Dark Reply with quote

Last night I finished re-reading The Last Dark. I had deliberately re-read it more slowly and carefully than I had read it initially, and I have to say I found it to be a quite satisfying experience and that I took things in that I had not noticed or not seen the significance of on my first reading.

I would be interested to know what others think after re-reading TLD. I would also recommend re-reading to those who have yet to do so.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am glad you had that experience. I am re-reading it now, a bit at a time, for the purposes of the group discussion. (So I am not done yet.) And, yes, there is a lot one gains on the second pass. Several people have mentioned this.

And also, I have seen several comments on the phenomenon that Donaldson often goes down better if you read slow and deliberately, rather than in a rush. I find it to be so as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alas I tend to find my reading speed pretty much sets itself, but no question, on the first read of a new TC book I tend to take it at a rush because of an avid enthusiasm to get the story under my belt. No doubt a second read would indeed be a more measured affair so yes, it needs to be done.
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