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More about Erikson books... posted 06 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionMore about Erikson books... by Alric, Auditor

Quote: "Kidruhil Lancer":38zisef6
Obviously this guy hasn't read any of Scott's books. While the Malazen books are unquestionably more complex and on a larger scale than PoN, Mr Bakker is still a better writer than Mr. Erikson. Granted I haven't read books 3 and 4 of Erikson's series... but so far Deadhouse Gates is the only one that can compare to TDtCB or WP for style, ability, and pacing.[/quote:38zisef6]

It's certain that Scott and Steve Erikson have different writing styles. TDtCB is certainly a more polished novel, in the sense of prose and style, than GotM. However, Erikson did write GotM nearly 6 years prior to writing Deadhouse Gates. I would certainly suggest holding open your opinion of Erikson until you get a chance to at least read book 3. Book 5 of his series is a very strongly written novel, his best written to date.

Thankfully, it's possible to be fans of both, and enjoy their strengths and styles. view post


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