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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #150 on: July 11, 2018, 11:35:42 AM »
I think I understand why people don't like Terry Brooks—a fantasy author I love reading. It's just a different taste. One thing I don't understand is how anyone can enjoy Terry Pratchett's books  :o
Which one do you read? They're very different, especially older and newer books, and I bet we'll be able to point one out you'd enjoy. [If you don't start it with the mindset that you definitely plan to not enjoy it, and maybe even then.]

I read two, but I really don't remember the names. The worst of the two involved a football match between teams of wizards. I forced myself to read about half the book before giving up.

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« Reply #151 on: July 11, 2018, 12:14:17 PM »
Pratchett’s humour doesn’t work for me either.
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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #152 on: July 11, 2018, 12:28:02 PM »
Unseen Academicals is one of the weaker books, without knowing the history of the characters from other books, I doubt it even makes sense. Definitely not a book that works very well as a standalone.

@Eclipse, Pratchett isn't only about humour, did you partake in the book club when we read Nation?
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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #153 on: July 11, 2018, 12:33:28 PM »
Unseen Academicals is one of the weaker books, without knowing the history of the characters from other books, I doubt it even makes sense. Definitely not a book that works very well as a standalone.

@Eclipse, Pratchett isn't only about humour, did you partake in the book club when we read Nation?
Pratchett is more satire than straight out humour. One of the great things about Discworld was that it contained different series within its whole, and they could appeal to different fans. Lejays17 loves Discworld, but never cared for the Moist von Lipwig books.
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« Reply #154 on: July 11, 2018, 12:45:44 PM »
I’ve read Colour of Magic, Guards! Guards! and Mort.
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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #155 on: July 11, 2018, 12:58:12 PM »
I’ve read Colour of Magic, Guards! Guards! and Mort.
If you've read those last 2 and haven't liked them then Pratchett isn't for you. Mort is my favourite.
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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #156 on: July 11, 2018, 12:59:06 PM »
I’ve read Colour of Magic, Guards! Guards! and Mort.
If you've read those last 2 and haven't liked them then Pratchett isn't for you. Mort is my favourite.
This - I'm reading Thief of Time at the moment, a Death book (granddaughter!! ;D)
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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #157 on: April 07, 2020, 09:27:04 AM »
Ah and now Magnus!  Eclipse, i think we have enough for a secret society that is immune to the irresistible charms of BS.  Perhaps we can congregate underground, where the pious people above can't see us, scrawling a fish symbol to mark the path to our meetings....
I'll join the group that doesn't see a lot in Sanderson. I've read 2 and a half of his books and really can't see the fuss. He's an adequate writer and a lot of people like his work, but he's just not for me.

How many have we got in our secret  anti Sanderson society now ?
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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #158 on: April 07, 2020, 09:49:40 AM »
Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike --> I actually now understand that there are many different people, with many different tastes, so I always get if people dislike books I love ;D
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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #159 on: April 07, 2020, 10:03:05 AM »
Everyone loves the left hand of God through  :)
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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #160 on: April 07, 2020, 10:04:05 AM »
Everyone loves the left hand of God through  :)
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« Reply #161 on: April 07, 2020, 02:45:24 PM »
Everyone loves the left hand of God through  :)

Huh. I didn't realise that in the West Midlands, 'everyone' means the opposite of what it means elsewhere.

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« Reply #162 on: April 07, 2020, 07:50:14 PM »
How many have we got in our secret  anti Sanderson society now ?
I read Mistborn years ago. Thought it ok-ish. Didn't feel the need the read any more by him.

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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #163 on: April 07, 2020, 09:46:39 PM »
As I’ve written numerous times, I had a real problem with monstrous behavior by the heroine in Mistborn which was barely a thing at all. Sure, murder a castle full of guards to get what you want. No problem. And the the last book of the trilogy got really rushed and sloppy at the end.

But...

Warbreaker!

What a wonderful book. @Eclipse, if you haven’t tried that one, you might... after you read “Going Postal”  ;D
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Re: Books You Don't Get How People Can Dislike
« Reply #164 on: April 07, 2020, 09:52:05 PM »
I’m with @Idlewilder on Warbreaker 2/5
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