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Old 09-01-16, 04:41 PM   #1
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A fun, light read. Anyone read any of the followups? Are they good?
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This was recommended to me, so I'll probably start it later tonight.
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The book is The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K Le Guin

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This is a re-read. Despite it not being that long ago when it came out, when looking to tackle the rest of the series I found my memory pretty much had no details of this first book. [Though just beginning The Twelve, I liked seeing the author start with a nice little synopsis getting everyone up to speed]

I was warned that The Twelve isn't that good, so expectations set appropriately low
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I think a lot of people look back at The Passage with rose-colored glasses. I read the trilogy back to back recently and felt the quality was comparable across all three.
 
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This is a re-read. Despite it not being that long ago when it came out, when looking to tackle the rest of the series I found my memory pretty much had no details of this first book. [Though just beginning The Twelve, I liked seeing the author start with a nice little synopsis getting everyone up to speed]

I was warned that The Twelve isn't that good, so expectations set appropriately low
I reread the Twelve without rereading the Passage (I had read it twice before) and was kind of lost for a while. There isnt as much "previously on..." catch up in the Twelve that i thought there was
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I reread the Twelve without rereading the Passage (I had read it twice before) and was kind of lost for a while. There isnt as much "previously on..." catch up in the Twelve that i thought there was
Well, it certainly wouldn't have helped for the entire first third of The Twelve which jumps backwards 100 years and focuses on minor characters who probably didn't even make the synopsis.

I can easily see how the story structure angered/frustrated some readers right off the bat.
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One of the reasons that I haven't read The Twelve yet was because it's been so long since I've read The Passage. It's on my to read list, but it's been on there for quite a while. I need a good summary of what happened in the first book to start the second one.

Haven't posted what I've read in a while and even though I definitely slowed down, here's what I've read since my last update:























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