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2/19/13 8:57 PM
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Guy Gavriel Kay is an excellent writer and everything by him is good.
2/20/13 8:04 AM
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I have to say I have found Malazan awful. I cant stick with it anymore. 63% of the way through second book and I could not imagine caring any less for these characters. I thought certain bits with Baudin, Felisin and Heboric were entertaining enough, but there was little else. Way too much of a chore to make myself read.

I was determined to stick with it until the third as recommended, but I am thinking that if it takes the guy nearly two thousand pages before his characters become anyway interesting, then he is probably just a bad writer.

Started an Elmore Leonard book today , which I will finish in a day or two. Might try Malazan again then , but I am really mystified as to what people like about it.
2/21/13 10:04 AM
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Samantha_Mumbas_Chocolate_Nips - I have to say I have found Malazan awful. I cant stick with it anymore. 63% of the way through second book and I could not imagine caring any less for these characters. I thought certain bits with Baudin, Felisin and Heboric were entertaining enough, but there was little else. Way too much of a chore to make myself read.

I was determined to stick with it until the third as recommended, but I am thinking that if it takes the guy nearly two thousand pages before his characters become anyway interesting, then he is probably just a bad writer.

Started an Elmore Leonard book today , which I will finish in a day or two. Might try Malazan again then , but I am really mystified as to what people like about it.

May just not be for you then dude. I was fairly hooked at that point. I think, that far into the second one you should probably finish it as Coltaine's story is pretty fantastic, and if you're still in doubt after that just abandon ship.

 

2/21/13 10:21 AM
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Boondock - Almost done with the final Wheel of Time book, "A Memory of Light."

Sanderson has breathed fresh air into the series and is sewing it up nicely... Yet violently.

I am VERY ready for him to put out his follow up to "Way of Kings".... Which was a GREAT read. Supposed to be a 10 book saga. Phone Post
Nice! I'm on Knife of Dreams and looking forward to how it will get wrapped up. Last two books were probably the worst in the series but I hear The Gathering Storm is awesome. Phone Post
2/21/13 9:43 PM
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slam1523, voted up......thanks for that list
2/21/13 9:49 PM
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Boondock - Almost done with the final Wheel of Time book, "A Memory of Light."

Sanderson has breathed fresh air into the series and is sewing it up nicely... Yet violently.

I am VERY ready for him to put out his follow up to "Way of Kings".... Which was a GREAT read. Supposed to be a 10 book saga. Phone Post
Nice! I'm on Knife of Dreams and looking forward to how it will get wrapped up. Last two books were probably the worst in the series but I hear The Gathering Storm is awesome. Phone Post

Crossroads of Twilight was horrible. 

You're entering the Sanderson books soon. It gets much better. 

2/22/13 1:30 PM
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Boondock - Almost done with the final Wheel of Time book, "A Memory of Light."

Sanderson has breathed fresh air into the series and is sewing it up nicely... Yet violently.

I am VERY ready for him to put out his follow up to "Way of Kings".... Which was a GREAT read. Supposed to be a 10 book saga. Phone Post
Nice! I'm on Knife of Dreams and looking forward to how it will get wrapped up. Last two books were probably the worst in the series but I hear The Gathering Storm is awesome. Phone Post

Crossroads of Twilight was horrible. 

You're entering the Sanderson books soon. It gets much better. 

The end was great. I'm satisfied. Phone Post
2/22/13 3:54 PM
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Samantha_Mumbas_Chocolate_Nips - I have to say I have found Malazan awful. I cant stick with it anymore. 63% of the way through second book and I could not imagine caring any less for these characters. I thought certain bits with Baudin, Felisin and Heboric were entertaining enough, but there was little else. Way too much of a chore to make myself read.

I was determined to stick with it until the third as recommended, but I am thinking that if it takes the guy nearly two thousand pages before his characters become anyway interesting, then he is probably just a bad writer.

Started an Elmore Leonard book today , which I will finish in a day or two. Might try Malazan again then , but I am really mystified as to what people like about it.
Yeah I stuck it out for two books but I've given up now. Was a chore and I didn't like any of the characters. Phone Post
2/23/13 12:56 PM
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Samantha_Mumbas_Chocolate_Nips - I have to say I have found Malazan awful. I cant stick with it anymore. 63% of the way through second book and I could not imagine caring any less for these characters. I thought certain bits with Baudin, Felisin and Heboric were entertaining enough, but there was little else. Way too much of a chore to make myself read.

I was determined to stick with it until the third as recommended, but I am thinking that if it takes the guy nearly two thousand pages before his characters become anyway interesting, then he is probably just a bad writer.

Started an Elmore Leonard book today , which I will finish in a day or two. Might try Malazan again then , but I am really mystified as to what people like about it.
Yeah I stuck it out for two books but I've given up now. Was a chore and I didn't like any of the characters. Phone Post
Same. And I'm a voracious reader. Reading was laborious and in the end I wasn't entertained or having fun. Phone Post
2/27/13 12:38 AM
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Finished The Daylight War (Peter Brett).

What a let down in the series. Teriffic concept for a universe, but the 1st 400 pages of this volume read like,a romance novel. Horrible.
2/27/13 12:47 AM
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I'm halfway through 'the name of the wind' and enjoying it. It's no asoiaf, but it's good nonetheless. Phone Post
2/27/13 2:01 AM
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I cant believe theres a shining sequel ... i cant believe Im going to read it and I cant believe I will have to buy a paperback to read Joyland
3/4/13 3:04 AM
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shootfighterbull -  I'm halfway through 'the name of the wind' and enjoying it. It's no asoiaf, but it's good nonetheless. Phone Post

I really enjoyed the writing style of that one.

Be sure to pick up Sanderson's, "The Way of Kings."

3/4/13 5:16 AM
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Trudy Canavan - the black magician trilogy is quite good Phone Post
3/4/13 5:34 AM
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MushroomHead - What is the Magician series by Raymond E Feist?

Looking at his wiki, there's nothing named The Magician series? Phone Post
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magician_(novel) Phone Post
3/4/13 11:05 AM
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Machine250 - Finished The Daylight War (Peter Brett).

What a let down in the series. Teriffic concept for a universe, but the 1st 400 pages of this volume read like,a romance novel. Horrible.

Unbelievable how bad that book is. I don't understand how the people involved didn't realize it, and make changes.
3/4/13 11:36 AM
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MushroomHead - What is the Magician series by Raymond E Feist?

Looking at his wiki, there's nothing named The Magician series? Phone Post
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It's under the Riftwar saga. The first three in that series is entertaining enough, but I found it a little shallow. Worth trying the first one to see if you like it anyways.

3/4/13 7:16 PM
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Machine250 - Finished The Daylight War (Peter Brett).

What a let down in the series. Teriffic concept for a universe, but the 1st 400 pages of this volume read like,a romance novel. Horrible.

Unbelievable how bad that book is. I don't understand how the people involved didn't realize it, and make changes.

I didn't get past the first book. I liked the concept of the world: the corelings and the ward magic, but most of the book was boring, cliche, and corny fantasy.
3/7/13 11:20 AM
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The Red Knight by Miles Cameron.

Solid read so far. A little choppy on the multi viewpoint narration but after about 200 pages iy smooths out pretty well.

About 2/3 through, well worth it.
3/7/13 11:54 AM
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Machine250 - Finished The Daylight War (Peter Brett).

What a let down in the series. Teriffic concept for a universe, but the 1st 400 pages of this volume read like,a romance novel. Horrible.

Unbelievable how bad that book is. I don't understand how the people involved didn't realize it, and make changes.

I didn't get past the first book. I liked the concept of the world: the corelings and the ward magic, but most of the book was boring, cliche, and corny fantasy.

Definitely wasn't groundbreaking, but it was entertaining. That level of book I regard as the same as watching a mindless action flick, and I read fairly fast, so I don't mind powering through a mediocre but fun book. Unfortunately, the latest is really, really terrible.

Just finished a couple Stanislaw Lem books, and Dodger by Pratchett. Dodger is not fantasy, but it is the usual Pratchett style, and was damn good. Lem's books were ok, I was expecting more by the way he is lauded, but still interesting reads. The ideas were better than the writing, imo.
3/9/13 6:19 PM
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Stella Gemmell, David Gemmell's widow, has a new novel coming out. She finished his Troy series after he died. Here's a synopsis of it:

The City is ancient, layers upon layers. Once a thriving metropolis, it has sprawled beyond its bounds, inciting endless wars with neighboring tribes and creating a barren wasteland of what was once green and productive.

In the center of the City lives the emperor. Few have ever seen him, but those who have recall a man in his prime, though he should be very old. Some grimly speculate that he is no longer human, if he ever was. A small number have come to the desperate conclusion that the only way to stop the war is to end the emperor’s unnaturally long life.

From the mazelike sewers below the City, where the poor struggle to stay alive in the dark, to the blood-soaked fields of battle, where few heroes manage to endure the never-ending siege, the rebels pin their hopes on one man—Shuskara. The emperor’s former general, he was betrayed long ago and is believed to be dead. But, under different aliases, he has survived, forsaking his City and hiding from his immortal foe. Now the time has come for him to engage in one final battle to free the City from the creature who dwells at its heart, pulling the strings that keep the land drenched in gore.
3/11/13 1:00 PM
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hmmm just finished Use of Weapons. I didn't like it and felt a little betrayed by the twist
3/14/13 7:00 PM
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Anyone read L.E Modesitt jr? I know I read some Recluse books way back. Must not have ade much of an impression. Someone must like him, written a ton of books
3/14/13 7:12 PM
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The Way of Kings on sale (both physical and digital) for $2.99
3/14/13 10:49 PM
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Answered my own question about LE Modesitt.. Tried to read Legacies. Might as well have been reading Little House on the Prarie. Boring as hell.

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