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has anyone here actually read the Last Dark?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IMO, AATE could have been condensed into a few chapters split between FR and TLD.


Haven't read TLD yet but this view hits the spot for me. IMO AATE was 'overwritten' - SRD himself has admited himself many times that this is a 'fault' of his. Perhaps under the guiding hand of an editor with a bit more 'clout' (think LDR) this would have been done and the end result would have been a more pleasing and rounded trilogy instead of four heavyweight books that have been frankly a bit of a trawl in places.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you mean that I finished TLD over the weekend and pestered dlb into letting me into this forum today...because I didn't want spoilers before I'd read the book, like happened with AATE...and YOU GUYS HAVEN'T BEEN POSTING ANY SPOILERS?!?!?

Why I oughta.... Cussing

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(I thought it was *really* good. This is the first SRD book since A Man Rides Through that I finished with a grin on my face. Smile Of course, YMMV... )
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm what's ymmv?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Erm what's ymmv?


Your Mileage May Vary

And as a fellow reader of TLD, and based on reactions to the other books, I have no doubt this will be the case *shrug*
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started it yesterday morning and am about 50 pages in (out of nearly 600). It's great to be back in The Land again!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really, but managed to get spoiled all through Big Grin

aliantha wrote:
So you mean that I finished TLD over the weekend and pestered dlb into letting me into this forum today...because I didn't want spoilers before I'd read the book, like happened with AATE...and YOU GUYS HAVEN'T BEEN POSTING ANY SPOILERS?!?!?


Here you go:
kevinswatch.ihugny.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=941055#941055
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Good one, Effy!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My local bookseller, who must not be named, wasn't concerned about the official street date and sold TLD to me today! I'm a busy person and I don't read all that quickly, but I'm going to start it tonight! I haven't been this excited for a book in a very long time.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

God bless that simple book merchant. Wish I could find one like that.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: has anyone here actually read the Last Dark? Reply with quote

renny wrote:
I have to ask - I am so worried about this last book. I have never got ove the dark tower ending


Oh God, please never make that comparison again. The Dark Tower ended with an enormous thud. One of the greatest literary choke-jobs (or perhaps rush-jobs) of all time.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read it and can tell you it was all a bit of an anti-climax!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Err....yes [to the original question]

Err....yes [to the above post]
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have read it, tried so hard to take my time but just could not. It had a strange effect - I feel really low, but not because of the story but because it's over.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you have it under your belt now. It can never be taken away from you.
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