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STEVEN ERIKSON + GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
« on: December 05, 2013, 08:41:01 PM »
Steven Erikson's 'Malazan' epic is such a terrific accomplishment, but his other books are
almost unreadable.
George R.R. Martin's Songs Of Fire And Ice series is equally amazing, so I purchased his
other novels. They were also unreadable. His scifi is really 2nd rate, or worse.

Seems to me, these guys cannot multi task into other forms and storylines. Does anybody
else agree with notion ?

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Re: STEVEN ERIKSON + GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 08:57:12 PM »
The only non-ASoIaF book of GRRM's that I have read is Fevre Dream. Which is fantastic. Different from ASoIaF, but still a wonderfully written novel.
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Re: STEVEN ERIKSON + GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 09:19:15 PM »
Steven Erikson's 'Malazan' epic is such a terrific accomplishment, but his other books are
almost unreadable.
George R.R. Martin's Songs Of Fire And Ice series is equally amazing, so I purchased his
other novels. They were also unreadable. His scifi is really 2nd rate, or worse.

Seems to me, these guys cannot multi task into other forms and storylines. Does anybody
else agree with notion ?

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Re: STEVEN ERIKSON + GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 09:29:54 PM »
Hmm. With Steven Erikson, I can find only one flaw. It is quite hard for people to get into the flow of his books. They are the greatest achievement in the modern day in regards to books, in my opinion, but they are still very hard for many people to get into. This true for any of his books.

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Re: STEVEN ERIKSON + GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 09:44:28 PM »
I haven't read any of Martin's SF, but Fevre Dream was a really good example of horror and should have received more attention than it did. I can't comment on Erikson because I've only read some of Malazan, which for whatever reason didn't grab me and I quit partway through Memories of Ice, largely because I didn't care about the fate of any of the characters in the books.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 09:48:25 PM »
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Re: STEVEN ERIKSON + GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 11:23:26 PM »
I couldn't disagree more. I thought Martin's Sand-Kings is one of the best Sci-Fi stories I've ever read and his Skin Trade story is one that I've always wished would get turned into a movie, but it only got turned into a graphic novel. That's a start.

Martin has written an awful lot of short stories and some of them may not stand the test of time, but most of the work collected in DreamSongs I found a lot of fun.

I do always respect opinions that go against the crowd, but this time I just can't agree.
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Re: STEVEN ERIKSON + GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 06:34:41 AM »
I couldn't disagree more. I thought Martin's Sand-Kings is one of the best Sci-Fi stories I've ever read and his Skin Trade story is one that I've always wished would get turned into a movie, but it only got turned into a graphic novel. That's a start.

Martin has written an awful lot of short stories and some of them may not stand the test of time, but most of the work collected in DreamSongs I found a lot of fun.

I do always respect opinions that go against the crowd, but this time I just can't agree.

Since this is the OP`s one and only post I suspect they were on a wind up.
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Re: STEVEN ERIKSON + GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 06:36:58 AM »
I couldn't disagree more. I thought Martin's Sand-Kings is one of the best Sci-Fi stories I've ever read and his Skin Trade story is one that I've always wished would get turned into a movie, but it only got turned into a graphic novel. That's a start.

Martin has written an awful lot of short stories and some of them may not stand the test of time, but most of the work collected in DreamSongs I found a lot of fun.

I do always respect opinions that go against the crowd, but this time I just can't agree.

Since this is the OP`s one and only post I suspect they were on a wind up.

I wonder which one he got a down vote for.