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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1290 on: March 21, 2018, 01:57:21 PM »
Do you think you read a book differently when you started to write/improved your writing?

I realised that the influence of writers (mainly via the forum) has slightly changed the way I see a book when reading...

I certainly notice flaws more, especially clunky prose and poor characters/dialogue.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1291 on: March 21, 2018, 02:24:28 PM »
I’ve spoiled myself after reading Lanko’s masterpiece, everything I’ve read since has been dull and flat. I will never have the joy of finding anything to rival Lanko’s talent with the written word. I wished I had a time machine and never read this wonderful book because  I will never capture this  magical moment ever again. Lanko has ruined reading for me.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1292 on: March 21, 2018, 02:38:50 PM »
Eclipse, you need to call @Lanko so he reads your speech to his magnificence ;D
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1293 on: March 21, 2018, 08:17:14 PM »
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1294 on: March 22, 2018, 01:04:09 AM »
Do you think you read a book differently when you started to write/improved your writing?

I realised that the influence of writers (mainly via the forum) has slightly changed the way I see a book when reading...

Yup. There's only so much you can spend thinking about how writers write books before you start seeing all the tricks when you read.

Not to mention editing your own work starts making you think a little bit like an editor.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1295 on: March 31, 2018, 10:04:19 AM »
I can't really explain this feeling, but...
Do you find that there are some books that just "flow by"? You feel you haven't really read much, and suddenly you're 300-400 pages in!
I usually feel that with Robin Hobb, some of Mark Lawrence's books, and now Jen Williams' Bitter Twins (and her other books too).
It's both great (good books!) and not so (it's almost over? how come?)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1296 on: March 31, 2018, 12:56:35 PM »
I can't really explain this feeling, but...
Do you find that there are some books that just "flow by"? You feel you haven't really read much, and suddenly you're 300-400 pages in!
I usually feel that with Robin Hobb, some of Mark Lawrence's books, and now Jen Williams' Bitter Twins (and her other books too).
It's both great (good books!) and not so (it's almost over? how come?)

My favorite feeling is when the excitement and suspense have kicked in completely and I have to cover part of the page or screen to stop my eyes from racing ahead.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1297 on: March 31, 2018, 02:00:29 PM »
I can't really explain this feeling, but...
Do you find that there are some books that just "flow by"? You feel you haven't really read much, and suddenly you're 300-400 pages in!
I usually feel that with Robin Hobb, some of Mark Lawrence's books, and now Jen Williams' Bitter Twins (and her other books too).
It's both great (good books!) and not so (it's almost over? how come?)

My favorite feeling is when the excitement and suspense have kicked in completely and I have to cover part of the page or screen to stop my eyes from racing ahead.
I'm getting that too :D
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1298 on: March 31, 2018, 02:30:07 PM »
The Ninth Rain is not on Audible in the U.S.  >:(

Oddly, the only Jen Williams on U.S. Audible are recorded versions of her initial Copper Promise episodes.
In German.  :o
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1299 on: April 01, 2018, 04:28:12 AM »
After finishing the Red Queen's War, I think I'm not going to touch a Mark Lawrence novel for quite a longggg while. Thinking about it, I think what drew me to his writing in the first place were intersting MCs (Jorg mostly). Even Jalan's story does paled during some parts, and doesn't really live up to my experience reading the Thorns trilogy. The ending of the Red Queen's War also felt anticlimatic, and I haven't felt unsatisfied with a series ending like this since the Night Angel trilogy (although not as much as the Night Angel ending).  :-\

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1300 on: April 01, 2018, 10:54:04 AM »
After finishing the Red Queen's War, I think I'm not going to touch a Mark Lawrence novel for quite a longggg while. Thinking about it, I think what drew me to his writing in the first place were intersting MCs (Jorg mostly). Even Jalan's story does paled during some parts, and doesn't really live up to my experience reading the Thorns trilogy. The ending of the Red Queen's War also felt anticlimatic, and I haven't felt unsatisfied with a series ending like this since the Night Angel trilogy (although not as much as the Night Angel ending).  :-\
Inky, please don't worry about reading his new series!
I don't know if you'll like it as much, it's very very different from the other 2 trilogies, but I'd hate for you not to read it based on the end of the last one :-\
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1302 on: April 08, 2018, 08:23:50 PM »
A Dream of Spring has a 4.41 rating on Goodreads, based on 1063 ratings and 58 reviews. That's really quite amazing.
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I didn't even have an idea what you were referring to until I opened the link. There are fans and then there are crazy people! ::)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1303 on: April 09, 2018, 07:51:02 PM »
In other news is Pat Rothfuss cowriting a Rick and Morty D&D crossover comic.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1304 on: April 10, 2018, 02:50:27 AM »
A Dream of Spring has a 4.41 rating on Goodreads, based on 1063 ratings and 58 reviews. That's really quite amazing.
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I didn't even have an idea what you were referring to until I opened the link. There are fans and then there are crazy people! ::)

Or it's time travelers.