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Scott Bakker ruined it for me. posted 28 June 2007 in Off-Topic DiscussionScott Bakker ruined it for me. by IcarusXIII, Candidate

Is the first black company novel worth finishing? It completely failed to grab me right off the bat so I never bothered. view post


Scott Bakker ruined it for me. posted 30 March 2008 in Off-Topic DiscussionScott Bakker ruined it for me. by stian1986, Commoner

i must confess i think i dident devourer SB prince of nothing series all together, i kinda got the overall plot line and the most prominent character development, but the philosophical stuff i did not get at all.

as for other series i started whit the wheel of time, and thought it was great, then i read sword of truth, but stopped at book 6, becors i understood the pattern and that the whole shit was just really really bad.
then i found by my self asoiaf, and was baffled it was unlike any thing i have read, then at last i read a prince of nothing and the rest of the series.

grrm and sb's stuff are by fare the best i ahve read so fare, but i must say i did liked the story and setting in the wheel of time. as for our friend goodkind i just laugh when i think about all the time wasted on something so bad, what can you do? cry? view post


Scott Bakker ruined it for me. posted 30 March 2008 in Off-Topic DiscussionScott Bakker ruined it for me. by Harrol, Moderator

It took me a few times of reading through the PON series and reading posts on the forum to begin to understand the philosophy. view post


Scott Bakker ruined it for me. posted 26 July 2008 in Off-Topic DiscussionScott Bakker ruined it for me. by jub, Peralogue

Vallum is a good follow on imo view post


Scott Bakker ruined it for me. posted 19 August 2008 in Off-Topic DiscussionScott Bakker ruined it for me. by CnaiĆ¼r, Peralogue

Check out Marion Zimmer Bradley's material. I compare Scott's TDTCB (only one I've read so far) to her work in many ways, but TDTCB has more of a ... (can't find the proper word, so I'll just say....) philosophical and deeper edge in the writing. MZB just tells the story like it is.

Or, step outside of fantasy and look in the SF section. Philip K Dick is one of a kind! He's another writer that tells it like it is. I'm reading Valis at the moment and I'm already blown away and loving every moment of it. His stories and writing are very different from Scott's. Perhaps, that's what you need, something different in all aspects from Scott's work.

Step into the mythology realm. The Arthurian legends or the Greek myths are great places to start.

If you want to keep along the lines of Scott's work and inspirations, then delve into philosophy works, learn a new language, read GRRM books, pick up the Bible, check out the book "A Mind of its Own" by Cordelia Fine, which Scott highly recommends everyone read.

Or just go pick up a Far Side collection and laugh until you cramp and hurt.

One thing is certain, in this day and age there is no scarcity or shortcomings in things to read.

And to say Scott ruined it for you... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> If only I was there to give you some good ol' fashion Scylvendi discipline. Scott's work is inspiring and mind-opening, and I'm grateful for it.

If there's truly nothing you can read, then go hug your mom and dad and express how much you love them so much for copulating and bringing you into this world, because without them you never would've had the opportunity to read Scott's work. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


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