Oh. yeah. Is new Robin Hobb any good?
I've read The Farseer Trilogy/Liveship Trilogy/Follow up Fool Trilogy and the Soldier son trilogy. I like her - but I find her very inconsistent within each book, even. Like when things are going well the story is great and moves along nicely but then she tends to get bogged down in boring details.
I didn't like the Soldier Son/Liveship stuff anywhere near as well. Farseer trilogy is fucking great, though. I just haven't read anything new.
aMOL was pretty overwhelming. Don't want to re-read it though. Not sure I'll like it as well, and I kind of want to like it. There are just some thins I didn't like first time that I may more than "not like" next time.
I should Finish the Fall of Hyperion. Just couldn't get into it at the start and dropped it.
I liked the Liveship books because it was basically all about the journey so it didn't get bogged down in dumbass shit, plus most of the characters were young so there wasn't any stupid "I'm mysterious and can't be bothered to tell anyone anything" bullshit. All in all they were really good. Only thing is the ending was really abrupt. I'd still recommend them, though.
I was hesitant to reread aMoL, but I started along with Leigh's reread over on Tor.com since I'd been going along with all her other ones, and honestly, some stuff that pissed me off the first time actually pissed me off less this time. I guess maybe it felt like there was less at stake this time, or maybe I had time to calm down and just accept that this was the only ending we were going to get, or something. I don't know. I'm firmly in the severely disappointed camp (pacing, lost opportunities for characterization because of the shit pacing, hanging plot threads because of the shit pacing, and hanging plot threads in general, plus WTF TOM BOMBADIL RAND GO TO HELL) so if I can reread it without getting pissy, it can be done!
I liked tGS a lot, too.
I don't know if you caught what I said before, but I can see you liking The Demon Cycle books by Peter V. Brett. Try that out. So far three of the five books in the series have been written. I am almost done with the third. Those books never disappoint.
BTW, thanks for your support in "other" threads.
Definitely not one of my finer moments.
Oh well, I thought it best just to get it over with and move on.
I'll have to check those out. Thanks for the recommendation.
And any time.
Happens to everyone now and again.
Read this book called Legend. It was good but pretty predictable,bad guys did a good job of getting under my skin though.
Started The Wheel of Time series. sounds like a huge undertaking though, 14 long books.
It's worth it. Despite all my bitching about the last book. It's ridiculously worth it. So freaking worth it. Just do it. Seriously. Do it.
Try Leigh's re-read over at Tor.com if you want to go concurrently with what you're reading -- she usually goes two chapters at a time or so. Linda at 13th Depository has some incredibly well done essays.