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  • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
    I'm also waiting for the third in a series written by Patrick Rothfuss. The first two are The Name of the Wind and A Wise Man's Fear. The third, The Doors of Stone is in progress. The name of his series is the Kingkiller Chronicle.
    Yes, I am waiting for the third as well, though to be honest, I almost stopped after the first as I was not impressed (yes, apparently I am the only one who wasn't). I thought the second book was much better. If the third continues that trend it should be great.

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    • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
      Yes, I am waiting for the third as well, though to be honest, I almost stopped after the first as I was not impressed (yes, apparently I am the only one who wasn't). I thought the second book was much better. If the third continues that trend it should be great.
      NotW had it's bad moments. There was a part of Kvothe's interaction with the girl, who's name I can't recall that was totally boring and unnecessary, I really think I just skimmed over that part. My son also didn't care for that part of the book.

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      • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
        NotW had it's bad moments. There was a part of Kvothe's interaction with the girl, who's name I can't recall that was totally boring and unnecessary, I really think I just skimmed over that part. My son also didn't care for that part of the book.
        Honestly, my biggest issue with it was that I just didn't care. Who is Kvothe? Who gives a f*ck? It is almost as if the author said, "This guy is a big deal; trust me. Now read these books so I can explain how he became a big deal." Oh, he killed some spiders...cool...yeah, who cares?

        I am very glad I kept reading though.

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        • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
          Honestly, my biggest issue with it was that I just didn't care. Who is Kvothe? Who gives a f*ck? It is almost as if the author said, "This guy is a big deal; trust me. Now read these books so I can explain how he became a big deal." Oh, he killed some spiders...cool...yeah, who cares?

          I am very glad I kept reading though.
          Yup.

          I've really been looking for something to sink my teeth into lately. Servant of a Dark God was probably the last book I read like that, only to find out the author was still writing the next book in the series.

          Kind of lost interest in Jordan's Wheel of Time series. The last of the series actually written by him, I found unreadable.

          The last few years, I've been venturing more and more into horror. Still can't seem to find anybody to outdo Stephen King, for the most part.
          Read Dan Brown's Inferno - it was okay.

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          • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
            Yup.

            I've really been looking for something to sink my teeth into lately. Servant of a Dark God was probably the last book I read like that, only to find out the author was still writing the next book in the series.

            Kind of lost interest in Jordan's Wheel of Time series. The last of the series actually written by him, I found unreadable.

            The last few years, I've been venturing more and more into horror. Still can't seem to find anybody to outdo Stephen King, for the most part.
            Read Dan Brown's Inferno - it was okay.
            I gave up on WoT about book 7 or 8 when I realized I just wanted all the main characters to die a horrible, painful, and hopefully lingering death.

            Sadly, I am not much into horror so can't help there.

            For fantasy I am enjoying Daniel Abraham's Dragon's Path series (the first two are out - not sure about the third). Admittedly one of the characters annoys me to hell, but as a whole it is decent and a departure from the norm.

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            • Ever read Zelazny's Amber books. I read Nine Princes in Amber when I was in 7th grade and it was the first real adult fantasy book that I read and it was fantastic. I picked it up on a whim when my dad took me to a book store.

              I'll have to look into Abraham.
              Last edited by Lynna; 06-05-2013, 11:34 AM.

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              • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                Ever read Zelazny's Amber books. I read Nine Princes in Amber when I was in 7th grade and it was the first real adult fantasy book that I read and it was fantastic.
                No, I missed those completely. Hmm...I will have to look them up. Thanks!

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                • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                  Kind of lost interest in Jordan's Wheel of Time series. The last of the series actually written by him, I found unreadable.
                  I toughed through all existing books a few years ago in under 6 months. It was intense. I skipped a LOT of sections. I did feel that the last few books, worked on by Brandon Sanderson after the original author's death, were much more concise. I was happy with the series' resolution.
                  Depression Lies

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                  • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                    I gave up on WoT about book 7 or 8 when I realized I just wanted all the main characters to die a horrible, painful, and hopefully lingering death.

                    Sadly, I am not much into horror so can't help there.

                    For fantasy I am enjoying Daniel Abraham's Dragon's Path series (the first two are out - not sure about the third). Admittedly one of the characters annoys me to hell, but as a whole it is decent and a departure from the norm.
                    My hubby loves WoT and doesn't understand why I lost interest after 1st 5or 6. I loathed the main female leads aside from Moiraine and some of the other Aes Sedai. I like Mat Cauthon but the dialogue for Nynaeve made me want to burn the books, why waste LAN on that? Ugh.

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                    • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                      I toughed through all existing books a few years ago in under 6 months. It was intense. I skipped a LOT of sections. I did feel that the last few books, worked on by Brandon Sanderson after the original author's death, were much more concise. I was happy with the series' resolution.
                      It was somewhere after book 8 or 9 or 10 that just killed it for me, can't remember which. I'd really like to try finishing the series.....someday.

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                      • Originally posted by Zanna View Post
                        My hubby loves WoT and doesn't understand why I lost interest after 1st 5or 6. I loathed the main female leads aside from Moiraine and some of the other Aes Sedai. I like Mat Cauthon but the dialogue for Nynaeve made me want to burn the books, why waste LAN on that? Ugh.
                        I think Perrin was the only character I liked and his wife was okay. Mat was hit and miss. Sometimes I just wanted to smack him upside the head. They could have burned pretty much all the Aes Sedai at the stake and it would have been fine in my mind.

                        Nameless - Tell me the Dark Lord won and they all died. Even if that is not true, lie to me.

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                        • Pssh... the Dark Lord always WINS!
                          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                          • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                            Pssh... the Dark Lord always WINS!
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                            • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                              I think Perrin was the only character I liked and his wife was okay. Mat was hit and miss. Sometimes I just wanted to smack him upside the head. They could have burned pretty much all the Aes Sedai at the stake and it would have been fine in my mind.

                              Nameless - Tell me the Dark Lord won and they all died. Even if that is not true, lie to me.
                              Yeah... I feel similarly about all the female characters, but I still enjoyed the books. I'm good at over looking things sometimes. Rand got really interesting to me, I guess. At least it wasn't beat-you-over-the-head-with-feminism like the Earthsea series. I know that sounds awfully sexist of me, but the last book made me want to throw all the characters over cliff edges.
                              Depression Lies

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                              • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                                Pssh... the Dark Lord always WINS!
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                                Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                                Starting Weight: 294 pounds
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