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Reading:

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On the iPad 3


First print book in almost 3 years
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First print book in almost 3 years
Yup, first for me in 2 years. As soon as I finish his son's NOS4A2 on the Kindle I will start Joyland.
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Really really liked these. I had heard Abercrombie's stuff recommended a while ago in the vein of "if you liked GRRM, check these out" ... but just got around to it now. And I ripped through this trilogy. Like ASoIaF, it's a world light on magic (but it's there and ends up playing a huge role by the end), it's a gritty violent story, and the characterizations are done really well (and characters who seem to be bad at first may turn out good and vice versa). I liked the black sense of humor. And while the ending may not have been completely satisfying, it was ok at wrapping up the story in this trilogy while leaving things open for future books. I'll definitely have to check out more of his books.

About 200 pages in:


I'm still not sure how I feel about this Malazan series. The first book was tough sledding at times (took lots of double-checking the appendices and glossary to keep track of things), but I liked it. Erikson has created an original fantasy world, some interesting characters, and there are some big epic stories to tell in it. I liked how the second book completely shifted the focus ... mostly new characters, a new continent, and a different story. While the two books were set in the same world, they both told self-contained epic stories.

You'd think by the third book the reading would get easier. But it just feels like a lot of effort to keep track of everyone and everything. Erikson's writing is packed with fantasy jargon that makes it tough for me to really get into the story or characters. It just feels like work to read this, especially compared to how fun and fast my reading of the First Law trilogy was. I don't know ... hopefully things will get better as we move into the meat of the story (about the alliance of former enemies from the first book against a mysterious new cultish empire).
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Put Way of Kings on hold for a bit to start this. Only $5.99 on Kindle.
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Started last night:

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Someone else was reading this last month and I looked at the synopis and it sounded interesting.
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Finished:

Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters by Brian Donovan



Beat The Band by Don Calame



A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two) by George R.R. Martin



The Love You Crave by John Locke



Started:

Call The Shots by Don Calame

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Now about 70 pages into this:

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