September 23, 2018, 11:15:20 PM

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Re: Do you read the forewords, acknowledgments and dedications in books?
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2018, 08:02:04 AM »
I usually read them except for the thanks, I don´t feel like reading them since it´s just a bunch of names I probably won´t ever hear again, kind of ignorant of me I know  ;D
You may surprise yourself  by reading a few names you're familiar with. A lot of authors are friends with other authors.
That's what I've been finding out too!
And maybe at first you don't recognise any names, but as you read more and more fantasy you'll start seeing that.

Another reason why I enjoy reading the 'thanks' is that some authors write them in a really funny/interesting way - a recent one I found was de Castell, who gave his thanks in the way that he writes saints' names in the books.
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Re: Do you read the forewords, acknowledgments and dedications in books?
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2018, 09:19:28 PM »
Yep. Always everything. :) I do think we're a minority here, though.
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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Do you read the forewords, acknowledgments and dedications in books?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2018, 09:24:25 AM »
I'm too lazy to even look at the map, so not really.   ;D

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Re: Do you read the forewords, acknowledgments and dedications in books?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2018, 11:57:19 AM »
I read them all. Quite often they're funny, and sometimes there are little snippets in there for the dedicated reader. I think it's in the afterword of Slow Regard of Silent Things that I first discovered the name of Pat Rothfuss' fantasy world. It's just a little detail that is left out of the actual story, but I'm glad I found it.

Offline BradCarsten

Re: Do you read the forewords, acknowledgments and dedications in books?
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2018, 01:37:12 AM »
Forewords and Dedications yes, acknowledgements- not so much.
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