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Jesus jumped up Christ I can't find a damned thing using forum search tools.

#Fail

EDIT: Thanks Raven. I suck at using the search.


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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Fuck if I can not get into the Malazan books. I've heard so much good about them, I have the whole series on my Nook, because my nephew gave them such a good review and personally bought me the first book to the series. /sigh I hate that first book. lol I can not make myself care about a damned thing that's happening, I can barely keep track of who the current story is about let alone why I'm supposed to give a damn who anyone is where they are or why they're fighting what. I'm certain, like most people say that once I get my head around what is what and who is who that I'd enjoy it a lot more, but I can't DO that. I may just get the first book in audio format at some point in time and try to listen to it in the hopes that it will not only be easier to get into, but that I actually WILL get into the story and want to read the rest.

Malazan is such a difficult read, I can't emphasise enough how much effort I had to put into getting through the first book and a half. I've heard people say you need to slog through the first 200-300 pages to enjoy them. A major problem is that the scope of the books is so much larger than anything else out there, I've spent half an hour trying to frame a summary of the overall story and I'm floundering, It's just too big.

There are a massive amount of fantastic characters, and their interactions are superb. There is no hand holding in any of the books, you won't get characters talking about a past event just for the benefit of the reader, You aren't supposed to know what's going on.

It's a series you just have to read, once you've read the first few and are used to the style of the books they get a little easier. 




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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Fuck if I can not get into the Malazan books. I've heard so much good about them, I have the whole series on my Nook, because my nephew gave them such a good review and personally bought me the first book to the series. /sigh I hate that first book. lol I can not make myself care about a damned thing that's happening, I can barely keep track of who the current story is about let alone why I'm supposed to give a damn who anyone is where they are or why they're fighting what. I'm certain, like most people say that once I get my head around what is what and who is who that I'd enjoy it a lot more, but I can't DO that. I may just get the first book in audio format at some point in time and try to listen to it in the hopes that it will not only be easier to get into, but that I actually WILL get into the story and want to read the rest.

Malazan is such a difficult read, I can't emphasise enough how much effort I had to put into getting through the first book and a half. I've heard people say you need to slog through the first 200-300 pages to enjoy them. A major problem is that the scope of the books is so much larger than anything else out there, I've spent half an hour trying to frame a summary of the overall story and I'm floundering, It's just too big.

There are a massive amount of fantastic characters, and their interactions are superb. There is no hand holding in any of the books, you won't get characters talking about a past event just for the benefit of the reader, You aren't supposed to know what's going on.

It's a series you just have to read, once you've read the first few and are used to the style of the books they get a little easier.


According to my Nook, I'm on page 64 of 512, and I just don't give a damn anymore. I have all of the books though. I suppose if I can slog my way though The Sword of Shannara I can do this book too.

BTW I have NO idea why people think The Sword of Shannara was a good book. Why? Just because it's old, has a wizard, and an impossible journey it's supposed to be good? Pft, it was terrible! Elfstone's however was amazing, even Wishsong was good. But on the whole I just don't care for the Shannara books.

I actually can't stand A Song of Ice and Fire. What is odd though is that I'm actually ok with the TV series. I can't stand the characters that endlessly prevail while killing off anyone I care about. Ned Stark was one thing, but come on. And what happened to Jon Snow? I'm sorry but I simply can't believe it. Literally I don't believe I read what I think I read. My only hope is that in the end Aria assassinates every last motherfucking one of them, then pisses on Cersei's corpse. I still can't believe I've forced myself to read all of the books to date. What the hell kind of sadist does that?

The Dark Tower is THE series though IMO. Roland of Gilead is the single greatest fantasy character ever written. I loved Wizard and Glass. There were so many great scenes in that book, but Dearborn asking Jonas who sent him west was the best.

Originally posted by Wizard & Glass Wizard & Glass wrote:


“Who sent you west, maggot?” he asked as he passed Jonas. “Couldn’t have been Cort-you’re too old. Was it his father?”

The look of slightly bored amusement left Jonas’s face-flew from his face, as if slapped away. For one amazing moment the man with the white hair was a child again: shocked, shamed, and hurt.

“Yes, Cort’s da-I see it in your eyes. And now you’re here, on the Clean Sea… except you’re really in the west. The soul of a man such as you can never leave the west.”

Jonas’s gun was out and cocked in his hand with such speed that only Roland’s extraordinary eyes were capable of marking the movement. There was a murmur from the men behind them-partly shock, mostly awe.

“Jonas, don’t be a fool!” Lengyll snarled. “You ain’t killin em after we took the time and risk to hood em and tie their hooks, are ye?”

Jonas seemed to take no notice. His eyes were wide; the comers of his seamed mouth were trembling. “Watch your words, Will Dearborn,” he said in a low, hoarse voice. “You want to watch em ever so close. I got two pounds of pressure on a three-pound trigger right this second.”

“Fine, shoot me,” Roland said. He lifted his head and looked down at Jonas. “Shoot, exile. Shoot, worm. Shoot, you failure. You’ll still live in exile and die as you lived.”


To me, Kvothe wasn't really a badass, Roland was. Kvothe was this amazing little kid, hilarious, genius, and yes, he had the makings of a badass. Perhaps the present day Kvothe is a badass, he seems to be at times. But the kid was great, I just wouldn't go so far as to call him badass. I can't wait to see how this civil war got going... and if Bast is good or not. WTF was that at the end with him? I don't get that at all.

BTW I don't think Kingkiller Chronicles is a trilogy. EVERYBODY seems to think it is, but in the end, I think there will be many many books written about Kvothe. Present day Kvothe was called a boy by those bandits in the inn. I have a feeling once he spends his three days telling his story about his past, the real story will begin. /shrug but maybe that's just me.



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I've never delved into the Dark Tower series, mainly because I'm such a huge fan of King's stand alone novels that I fear his way of tying them all together would lessen the effect for me, idk. Plus his prose is so effective when it's set to a more modern era, IMO. His "epic" style of writing doesn't appeal to me.

It by Stephen King is THE greatest horror novel ever written. The way it unfolds and utilizes the concept of pure fear is terrifying in that it brought me back to my own childhood fears and carried it off.
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Since when did they do that fancy book learnin where you're from, Bus?
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And yet you don't like Jake vs Doink? WTF is up with that!? lol jk

You know I don't think I've actually read IT. I've watched the movie a million times. My kids love it too, mostly the first half with the kids story, but they like it all too.

You have a legitimate fear regarding how he ties them all together, because It, Salem's Lot, The Regulators, Stand, and a few other books all tie in to The Dark Tower. But his story is so damned bizarre it's really amazing to me that I even like it at all, but damn. I really do like it better than any other fantasy book series I've read.
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It the book was 1,000,000 times better than the TV movie series. Tim Curry was amazing as Pennywise the Dancing Clown but the fact that the movie tries to put a concrete image to a book/material that derives its main strength from non-lucid imaginative terror. A force that manipulates the worst horrors of the individual's psyche. The book takes it and warps it much much further. I recommend you drop everything you're doing and go pick up a copy like, yesterday.
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My problem is that, while I eventually DO get into Stephen King books, I have a pretty hard time getting into them initially. I have It, Stand, Cujo, and the Green Mile, and I haven't read any of them. I watched the movies and pretended they were good enough.

Maybe I could do it though. I'm still really in the mood to read something.
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If you can trust me about anything in life, trust me about this. If you have time start it ASAP and you won't regret it.

And if you don't want to then mail your copy to me. I read mine so many times its busted.

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You know? I know you're not going to believe me, but it turns out the other Stephen King book I have is The Shining, not It... damn I swear I had it though, except that I also can't find The Green Mile, so maybe it's... what in the garage? /sigh
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