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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12870 on: October 08, 2019, 04:03:49 PM »
I have trouble understanding some of the parts in this book and the book lacks depth so far (25% in). Maybe it's because I read it while walking or maybe I'm reading it in English.

This is Brent's debut novel if I'm not mistaken. If so, the depth thing is understadable. Lightbringer was also a slow start. This book might change later, just like Lightbringer :)
Interesting.  I didn't feel like The Way of Shadows had a slow start.  Or lacked depth, for that matter.

It may be that I might have missed some points. I'm not saying that the book is lacking depth but I feel like it :)

*whispers* I do feel the beginning portions of the Way of Shadows to be lacking some depth too. All the violence just seemed too unbelievably extreme, I think.

Exactly my point. There are lots of action stuff but no depth in it. Still much better than the Throne of Glass (another assassin series) tho ;D
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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12871 on: October 08, 2019, 04:24:22 PM »
Exactly my point. There are lots of action stuff but no depth in it.
I'm not sure how you're using the word depth.  But if you more or less mean worthy of emotional investment, then for me (and I imagine many other fans of the series) that was earned from caring about Azoth and the other children struggling to survive their truly hellish circumstances. 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12872 on: October 08, 2019, 06:40:54 PM »
I'm currently stuck reading non-fiction at the moment unfortunately.

The last work of fiction I read was actually Sci-Fi: The three Body Problem by Liu Cixin.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12873 on: October 08, 2019, 07:31:24 PM »
Exactly my point. There are lots of action stuff but no depth in it.
I'm not sure how you're using the word depth.  But if you more or less mean worthy of emotional investment, then for me (and I imagine many other fans of the series) that was earned from caring about Azoth and the other children struggling to survive their truly hellish circumstances.

I'm using depth like the opposite of shallow.
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12874 on: October 08, 2019, 08:35:41 PM »
I'm using depth like the opposite of shallow.
Gotcha.  So long as it means something to you.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12875 on: October 10, 2019, 12:45:34 AM »
Finished City of Brass by by S.A. Chakraborty I was disappointed. It works and bits are great and really well written,but let down by one of my pet bugbears It you write about a non human species don't make them human, or make them human and then you don't actually put the work into making them different.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12876 on: October 11, 2019, 01:31:22 AM »
Finished Ironhand's Daughter by David Gemmell. 4/5

Probably a 3/5, but it was fun, short and had some very interesting events and surprises.

On the other hand, some other events and plotlines' resolutions felt so extremely simplistic or under developed...

But then again, something simple and short was just what I needed at the moment.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12877 on: October 11, 2019, 10:35:39 AM »
Reading Sven Hedin's Journey to Tibet. He was a Swedish explorer and one of the first Europeans to travel through the inaccessible parts of Asia (Gobi desert, Himalaya, etc), nearly dying a few times. The journey was in 1901-1903 and the German translation of the book is from 1912.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12878 on: October 11, 2019, 02:39:23 PM »
I'll be reading "The Secret Commonwealth" by Philip Pullman later today (I think it's out anyway. I guess I'll find out in a bit :) )
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12879 on: October 11, 2019, 03:31:52 PM »
I'll be reading "The Secret Commonwealth" by Philip Pullman later today (I think it's out anyway. I guess I'll find out in a bit :) )
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12880 on: October 11, 2019, 05:35:18 PM »
Waste Tide by Chen Quifan, my latest dip into Chinese SF. It's a good book, set in the near future and with a strong eco-thriller bend, but I'm finding the style a little hard to get into. Feels more like collections of scenes than a novel. But it does have footnotes, which I always love.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12881 on: October 11, 2019, 10:00:58 PM »
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Spoiler for Hiden:
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12882 on: October 11, 2019, 11:33:34 PM »
Just started Magician: Apprentice, by Raymond E. Feist.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12883 on: October 12, 2019, 03:30:50 AM »
Just started Magician: Apprentice, by Raymond E. Feist.

One of the classics.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12884 on: October 12, 2019, 04:01:52 PM »
@Justan Henner
Spoiler for Hiden:
Wasn't Trin's deal with Fate was she becoming a god. Now Death is on the world, but Trin isn't a god. Has Fate lied or I missed something or have to read future books to clarify (as in she's ascended or something)

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Spoiler for Hiden:
Well, I usually tell people to reread chapters 21 and 70, but I think you're already on the right track.