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Well, ordered the book... posted 25 June 2011 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Well, ordered the book... by Callan S., Auditor

Waiting trepedaciously for my semantic impact with that small obelisk of dead tree pulp and inkey runes?

Have you ever held a Bakker book between thumb and forefinger before you read it, thinking how many events (atleast at the mental level) is there, right there in front of you? Even if you don't know what, atleast for a moment you hold your future between thumb and forefinger, instead of it you?

Just thought I'd make a post on waiting for white luck warrior. Since the forums are quiet I'm sure the mods are a bit flexible on that <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Well, ordered the book... posted 18 July 2011 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Well, ordered the book... by Truth Shines, Candidate

Well don't keep me waiting! Tell me what you think. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

Actually I've been re-reading Prince Of Nothing (yes, yet again, for probably the 4th or 5th time). There's just some wonderful magic about that series -- that astounding mix of entertainment and philosophizing and just outright amazingness (like that time when Cnauir rides with Kellhus across the stepps, and when Kellhus delivers that mouthwatering public spanking to Conphas early in TTT) <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Well, ordered the book... posted 18 July 2011 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Well, ordered the book... by Callan S., Auditor

Well, I recieved it. But if to think what to say is to summerize, I'm not sure I can.

I will say I think the early books were denser - not surprising since Scott formulated them the most, for so long.

Most of my interest in the books isn't directly tied to the fantasy, but in the lines drawn to our past and the utterly nasty events there, so easy to forget. I often feel the books are educative first - though as said, mostly so with the first few and less dense with latter books.

I find it difficult to withdraw so as to gain perspective, as to do so requires a certain amount of glibness. Which given the subject matter I'm not inclined to take on. I guess that's what makes the books compelling? Can't withdraw from the frame? view post


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