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Old 5th Apr 2011, 12:53   #121
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At the moment I'm about 50 pages from the end of The Way Of Shadows by Brent Weeks. I was expecting "Assassin's Creed: The Book" but it's awesome and far deeper. I'll be catching up with the rest of the trilogy after.
Really enjoyed this trilogy, but be warned it gets a little silly near the end of book 3 (totally imo but still a good book).

Currently reading Lord of Chaos - book 6 of The Wheel of Time series
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Really enjoyed this trilogy, but be warned it gets a little silly near the end of book 3 (totally imo but still a good book).

Currently reading Lord of Chaos - book 6 of The Wheel of Time series
Night Angel Trilogy was amazing.
Word of warning: Stop the Wheel of Time while you can! Book 6 onwards just gets worse and worse. Great first few books, disappointing from then on - clearly he was getting paid by the word which is why it felt like he was repeating himself and making use of Control V function.
Apologies for the negativity, but given how AMAZING the first half of the series was, the second half is heartbreakingly disappointing.

On a more positive note, a book series I found oddly enjoyable (it is really aimed for kids the same way Potter is) was the Rangers Apprentice - the wife had bought it for like a penny from Amazon and so when I had no books to read I read it...then read the 4 after it.

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Word of warning: Stop the Wheel of Time while you can! Book 6 onwards just gets worse and worse. Great first few books, disappointing from then on - clearly he was getting paid by the word which is why it felt like he was repeating himself and making use of Control V function.
Apologies for the negativity, but given how AMAZING the first half of the series was, the second half is heartbreakingly disappointing.
Aha - someone else with the same feelings toward WoT. Great beginning, should have (and could have) been wrapped up in 5 books. There's only so much braid tugging a reader can take...

I struggled on past A Crown of Swords, and bought the Path of Daggers. I got about 10 pages in before I closed it and never picked up again. About a year later I gave them all away.
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Old 5th Apr 2011, 18:25   #125
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I read the rats when I was young! killed a prostitute and a business man right? rats... indiscriminate killers!!! good book!
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Old 5th Apr 2011, 18:27   #126
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Anybody read any haruki murakami books?

Lately, I read Kafka on the Shore and I really don't think anybody can say they understand it... I didn't...

Norwegian Wood is a really good book by him though. Not as nebulous and metaphorical as all his other stuff.
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Old 8th Apr 2011, 00:55   #128
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The War of the Flowers - Tad Williams, one of my favorite books ever
Really? I have not read that one...is it anything like his Memory Thorn whatever series? Because afte that I figured I would never read his books again.
The premise of the War of Flowers sounds interestng though. The idea of him going to another world reminds me of Terry Brooks' Magic Kingdon For Sale...Sold! Which is a good series
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Really? I have not read that one...is it anything like his Memory Thorn whatever series? Because afte that I figured I would never read his books again.
The premise of the War of Flowers sounds interestng though. The idea of him going to another world reminds me of Terry Brooks' Magic Kingdon For Sale...Sold! Which is a good series
It's pretty different to his other books, not so hardcore and a lot easier to read, about a regular guy with regular problems being sucked into a fantasy world that is kinda modern and the characters are more believable. It's the only one of his books that I've ever re-read as well.
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Aha - someone else with the same feelings toward WoT. Great beginning, should have (and could have) been wrapped up in 5 books. There's only so much braid tugging a reader can take...

I struggled on past A Crown of Swords, and bought the Path of Daggers. I got about 10 pages in before I closed it and never picked up again. About a year later I gave them all away.
I have an elderly relative who's struggled through all of the books, including the last couple by Brandon Sanderson. Her main fear is that she won't live long enough to read the last one, which isn't due out until some time next year apparently. If she were a Catholic, I'd say she'd done penance enough to guarantee her place in heaven

Not only could the story have been completed in half the books, each book could also have been half the size. I never got past the third instalment before I got bored.
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I know I'm quoting an old post but having just finished it, this is exactly how I felt.

I was told by a few friends that this is an excellent trilogy and a must read. I bought all 3 and wished I hadn't. I didn't feel any empathy with the characters, it took forever for something to happen, but then again nothing much did happen. I am so not looking forward to the next two and will save them for a holiday. In fact, I will probably have to read every other book I own (something like 200+ books) again in order to force me to read them.

Still, reading all my other books first is a great excuse to re-read my complete Terry Pratchett's / Stephen King / Douglas Adams collections.
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Wheel of time book 7 currently. Series really seems to be dragging on ALOT
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Of course its draggin on, its Wheel Of Time

Still awesome though and you'll be very happy to hear that after the sad death of Robert Jordan his son and wife will continue the work so that his original vision is completed
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