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Now Reading... posted 17 June 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Loof, Peralogue

Ok update on my summer reading, with some opinions <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->

Read the first to books in the new sun series by Wolfe, they where good but I cant realy see where the rave reviews I have been reading are comeing from. Mostly because I feel the central plot is kind of weak, Severian has almost no driving goals except getting to Thrax so far...

Then I read American Gods, At first i didnt like it much but it got alot better after the first 200 pages or so, still think the characters are a bit too much like the characters in his sandman comic. So good book but had the feeling of having been here done that already so not super good.

Then I picked up Glen Cooks Black Company series and read the first 5 of those, liked them alot especialy how Cook manages to do so much with a very simple way of writeing, which makes the book feel like it realy is writen by mercenarys (who don't have the worlds largest vocabulary). Also liked seeing the similaritys between Cook and Erikson, and think its fun seeing where Erikson got some of his inspiration.

Now im reading "view from the mirror" by Ian Irvine (third book at the moment), think its so so, like his world and plot and the characters are interesting but can be very dull at times. But I'm gonna finish the series before makeing my final verdict <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> view post


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