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« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2013, 10:54:55 AM »
Hugeeeee Read-Along post for Chapters 1-4 of Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch:

http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2013/09/read-seas-under-red-skies-read-along-chapters-1-4/

Really cannot believe how good the first quarter of this books is... Not only is there a ton of things going on that mean you cannot even begin to guess where things are going, but there are some truly atmospheric scenes in there that surely have to go down as 'classics'.
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« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2013, 03:39:34 PM »
I definitely enjoyed RSURS more than LoLL. Not that the latter isn't great, but I just liked the story more in the second book.

And the secondary characters - but we'll get to those in due course...
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« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2013, 07:42:55 AM »
I's originally found RSURS the better book on first read, bit the re-read of LoLL did make me wonder if that would still be the case.

I'm happy to say it is; right from that stunning opening, I'm gripped. As for classic scenes, the marketplace where the traders are being possessed is one of the creepiest I've read.

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Re: SCOTT LYNCH’S GENTLEMAN BASTARD READ ALONG
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2013, 09:10:36 AM »
I did really enjoy RSURS, I wouldn't have read it 10 or 11 times if I didn't, but I've always preferred Lies. The first book is tighter and better focussed. Of course Lies also had that extra bonus character in the form of the city of Camorr. Red Seas seems to morph about midway through when the pirates enter it and it loses focus there for a while before getting itself back on track again. At times the book and the characters just got a little bit too smart for each other. It's still a wonderful book, and head and shoulders above most others, but it just didn't top Lies for me, admittedly as Lies is the best thing I've ever read that's an awfully big ask. Roll on October and the release of Republic of Thieves!
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« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2013, 03:34:48 PM »
I's originally found RSURS the better book on first read, bit the re-read of LoLL did make me wonder if that would still be the case.

I'm happy to say it is; right from that stunning opening, I'm gripped. As for classic scenes, the marketplace where the traders are being possessed is one of the creepiest I've read.

Agreed. One of my favourite scenes in all of fantasy!!!
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« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2013, 05:39:47 PM »
Sigh.

Just finished Red Seas under Red Skies, and now I have after-book-depression.
Butterflies instantly came to life in his stomach, and the little bastards were heavily armed. - The Republic of Thieves.

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Re: SCOTT LYNCH’S GENTLEMAN BASTARD READ ALONG
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2013, 12:23:14 AM »
Sigh.

Just finished Red Seas under Red Skies, and now I have after-book-depression.
At least you don't have long to wait for The Republic of Thieves. I have post book let down every time I read Lies and Red Seas.
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« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2013, 05:57:14 PM »
Sigh.

Just finished Red Seas under Red Skies, and now I have after-book-depression.
At least you don't have long to wait for The Republic of Thieves. I have post book let down every time I read Lies and Red Seas.

I can definitely see why, and I suspect I'll read all three of them again straight away once I'm done with RoT. Very, very happy it's coming out on Kindle at the same time as in hardback, since I really hate hardbacks, and I'm constantly forced to buy them for books I can't wait for. >.<

(Anyone interested in a hardback copy of The Gathering Storm and The Towers of Midnight?)
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Re: SCOTT LYNCH’S GENTLEMAN BASTARD READ ALONG
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2013, 04:29:36 AM »
Sigh.

Just finished Red Seas under Red Skies, and now I have after-book-depression.
At least you don't have long to wait for The Republic of Thieves. I have post book let down every time I read Lies and Red Seas.

I can definitely see why, and I suspect I'll read all three of them again straight away once I'm done with RoT. Very, very happy it's coming out on Kindle at the same time as in hardback, since I really hate hardbacks, and I'm constantly forced to buy them for books I can't wait for. >.<

(Anyone interested in a hardback copy of The Gathering Storm and The Towers of Midnight?)
I did that with Lies. Read it and then immediately reread it. Basically got to the final page and then went back to the first page and read it again. I hardly ever do that.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2013, 03:00:13 AM »
Sigh.

Just finished Red Seas under Red Skies, and now I have after-book-depression.
At least you don't have long to wait for The Republic of Thieves. I have post book let down every time I read Lies and Red Seas.

I can definitely see why, and I suspect I'll read all three of them again straight away once I'm done with RoT. Very, very happy it's coming out on Kindle at the same time as in hardback, since I really hate hardbacks, and I'm constantly forced to buy them for books I can't wait for. >.<

(Anyone interested in a hardback copy of The Gathering Storm and The Towers of Midnight?)
I did that with Lies. Read it and then immediately reread it. Basically got to the final page and then went back to the first page and read it again. I hardly ever do that.

I did a modified version of that with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland..., where I mostly skimmed through the book, but read all my favorite parts.

Speaking of which: Book 3 is out! Aaaahh, I'm so exciteeeeeeed! ;D
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« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2013, 10:00:29 AM »
I blogged today about my experience of re-reading The Lies of Locke Lamora after a six year gap...

http://www.annelyle.com/blog/musings/never-the-same-river-twice/
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« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2013, 08:39:32 PM »
So... What happened to the Red Seas readalong? It just stopped halfway through?
Butterflies instantly came to life in his stomach, and the little bastards were heavily armed. - The Republic of Thieves.

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Re: SCOTT LYNCH’S GENTLEMAN BASTARD READ ALONG
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2013, 09:36:19 PM »
Seems to be just a straight recount rather than an actual analysis of the novel.

Always hard to do these rereads and rewatches though - how much do you recap the plot and how much analysis do you include? 

Tor have some good ones.  I really enjoyed Jared's series on Folding Knife, and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer rewatch is one of my Monday highlights.  Not so keen on the more chatty and recap orientated ones done by Leigh Butler though.
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« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2013, 12:38:13 AM »
I got confirmation that my copy of The Republic of Thieves has shipped! So excited!

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I will expand your TBR pile.

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