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ColdInMinnesota wrote:awww man really? the worst fantasy book you read was "the name of the wind"?
It's not my all time favorite but i definitely enjoyed it more than a lot I've read in the genre.
Not thinking i'll change your mind in the least bit, but i'm curious what made it the worst you've ever read?
Nov 17 14 12:11 AM
Are the Malazan books that good? I've always heard that you need to get through the first 2 books. I read the first and although it was a struggle I quite enjoyed it in the end. I bought a Kindle when I was half way through the second and didn't pick up the paperback again. Again, I was quite enjoying it, it was just quite hard work and I now feel I would have to start it again it's been so long. Would it be worth the hard work would you say?
ASoIaF is great I just hope he can get it back on track!.....anything by Brandon Sanderson is pretty readable. The Way of Kings series is absolutely awesome so far with a great lead character in Kaladin.
If you like the Night angel Trilogy you should check out his next series The Lightbringer just released book three and it's a good series; particularly book 2.
Amber and Misrule are books i've not read. What are they like? I've not heard much about them before aside from the fact they often make top 50 fantasy book lists.
Dragonlance!!! I just reread them recently.....as much as they are kind of bad they are also still kinda awesome!! It's like playing AD&D again!! You can totally see the characters levelling up as the story progresses! I also went back and read some of the Forgotten Realms books again recently; Moonshae et al. Again, bad but nostalgically good!
Sword of Truth.....quite liked the first book but man it starts to suck after that. Goodkind has a little bit of a problem with women too I reckon......no female character is safe from his pen!
Great hearing your thoughts and hopefully i'll read some of the books you've suggested and give my verdict. Oh, and have you read The Dresden Files? I read them all recently and absolutely loved them! Harry Dresden is the best character ever! Whole series starts well and just gets better and better!
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Nov 18 14 12:38 AM
ColdInMinnesota wrote:Scott thanks for posting your review. I can't argue with you...and what would the point of that be...everyone is entitled to their opinion.
rothfuss does far too much meandering around the storyline and including extraneous plot points that don't seem to be of much use.
I still really enjoy his books though.
I'll have to check out some of the recommendations you and others have listed.
I do think there's something to what you pointed out about homosexuality not being prevalent in the fantasy world. I wonder why that might be?
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mattyjonsmith34 wrote:Hi Philoso. I remember doing marathon reading sessions when I was a pup too! Just churning through chapter after chapter of LOTR; normally around Moria or Frodo and Sam getting into Mordor. What an amazing book; you can just read it over and over, I even remember finishing it one time, then immediately starting it again!! Wish I had that kind of free time now.
I'll bet you do really regret selling those expensive copies; I own a nice hardback set of The Hobbit and LOTR (although not an expensive collectors issue) which takes pride of place on my book cupboard. I'm patiently waiting for my 3 year old to be old enough for me to read The Hobbit to him!! It's got some lovely illustrations in it for him too.
I loved the Wheel of Time and enjoyed Brandon Sandersons finish of it; although I felt the last book felt a little rushed. Not that it wasn't awesome he just had too much to fit in in one book. I'd love to read the whole series through again but it'd be one hell of a commitment!!
I enjoy Feist but have never actually read all of his Riftwar books. I really should pick him up again; my 'to read' list is becoming pretty immense at this point!!
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