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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2017, 06:05:18 PM »
I'm reading Shadow  (Scavenger #1)

Should I stick with it I'm 15% in and nothing much has happened yet. Maybe his one of those author's for me where I prefer his short stories/stand alones barring Sharps

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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2017, 08:55:24 PM »
I'm reading Shadow  (Scavenger #1)

Should I stick with it I'm 15% in and nothing much has happened yet. Maybe his one of those author's for me where I prefer his short stories/stand alones barring Sharps

I hope I'm wrong and I look foolish later!
That was actually the only book I started reading from him (the one available at the library), and abandoned, I really couldn't get into it...
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2017, 02:23:33 AM »
The Scavenger trilogy - and Shadow within it - is actually my fave of Parker's work. What I like about it is the twisty mindgames (I actually kept written notes one time I read it, and I still couldn't keep track of who was who and when and...) and I'm also very fond of some of the irony aspects of the central premise (...no details because spoilers). It's definitely more of a slow-burn mystery. So if that isn't your sort of thing - if you want more action and twists and excitement - then perhaps this book/series is not for you.

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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2017, 05:23:12 AM »
I’m going to read a bit further in, I also wasn’t fond of devices and desires either

Here’s my rating for KJ Parker books

Sharps 1/5
Devices and desires 3/5
Blue & Gold 3 half/5
The devil you know 4/5
The last witness 5/5
Purple and black 5/5
The folding knife 5/5
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2019, 07:56:08 AM »
I’ve started The Two of Swords

Wonder if I’m going to love it or be disappointed with it as I prefer his shorts and Standalones to his Trilogies. He seems to ramble the bigger the story.
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2019, 12:19:27 PM »
I’ve started The Two of Swords

Wonder if I’m going to love it or be disappointed with it as I prefer his shorts and Standalones to his Trilogies. He seems to ramble the bigger the story.

Yeah, you might be in for trouble there, @Eclipse. Two of Swords is PEAK Parker; the twists are corkscrew, the irony is brutal, but the rambles are rambly AF (as the kids say).

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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2019, 03:40:56 PM »
I must admit I did find it hard to get into at first then wham I got into it and now I'm really loving the Two of Swords. I think it because Parker has to move the story on with each new chapter and focus on a new character. I do find it less rambling then his other trilogies.

I do like how he brings in the new chapters with a new character. this is  definitely going to be a 5/5

P.s Where have all the K.J Parker fans got to? is it only me and @cupiscent who now read him? . I would have added @Lanko but he seems to have vanished.
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2019, 12:08:15 AM »
I didn't vanish, just having a hard time, so I'm not reading, thus don't really have anything to post around haha.

But yeah, I really liked the Parker's I have read. Folding Knife as a novel and some os his novellas. I did get Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City when you recommended it to me, but have yet to read it.
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2019, 06:22:46 AM »
I didn't vanish, just having a hard time

Sorry to hear this I Hope everything gets better for you. Lots of hugs for  you my friend.
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2019, 09:49:17 AM »
I didn't vanish, just having a hard time, so I'm not reading, thus don't really have anything to post around haha.
*hugs* too!
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #55 on: July 26, 2019, 11:01:33 PM »
I'm not paying over one hundred plus pounds for K.J Parker novel which collects his early shorts in a novel. esp as most of the stories are free on the internet apart from Purple and Black,Blue and Gold and a  Room with a view

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Contents:
- A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong (2011)
 https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/winter_2011/fiction_a_small_price_to_pay_for_birdsong_by_k_j_parker

- A Rich, Full Week (2010)
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/parker_10_14_reprint/

- Amor Vincit Omnia (2010)
https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2010/fiction_amor_vincit_omnia_by_k_j_parker

- On Sieges (2009)
https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2009/on_sieges_by_k_j_parker

- Let Maps to Others (2012)
https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2012/let_maps_to_others_by_k_j_parker

- A Room with a View (2011)

- Cutting Edge Technology (2011)
https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/fall_2011/cutting_edge_technology_by_k_j_parker

- Illuminated (2012)
https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2013/illuminated_by_k_j_parker

- Purple and Black (2009)

- Rich Men’s Skins; A Social History of Armour (2013)
https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2013/rich_mens_skins_a_social_history_of_armour_by_k_j_parker

- The Sun and I (2013)
https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2013/the_sun_and_i_by_k_j_parker

- One Little Room an Everywhere (2012)
http://www.nightshadebooks.com/2012/10/22/one-little-room-an-everywhere-k-j-parker/

- Blue and Gold (2010)



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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2019, 02:00:27 AM »
I absolutely agree. I'd love to have the collection, but lol nope. Though I do understand from other things I've read that part of the point of Subterranean Press hard copies is that they are limited edition, high quality, and physically beautiful things. (Aren't there fancy-pants Abercrombie limited-editions from them as well?) So you're also paying for the Thing, not just the Words. I get it, I'm just not doing it.

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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2019, 02:45:50 AM »
Wow! And I very much agree that with these books you're paying for the object.
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #58 on: July 27, 2019, 05:53:05 AM »
I went to the subterranean website and you know there do an ebook version for 7 USA 🇺🇸 dollars But there don’t sell to the uk region .

https://subterraneanpress.com/academic-exercises-ebook
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2019, 09:01:24 PM »
They have/had incredibly nice Malazan books... but the prices are out of this world of course.
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