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I’m a bit concerned
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:51:49 AM »
That my taste in books don’t match anyone currently here....
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 10:42:32 AM »
Oooh there's certainly an overlap on the Venn diagram of our tastes, after I finally started reading Malazan ;D
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 12:16:15 PM »
Oooh there's certainly an overlap on the Venn diagram of our tastes, after I finally started reading Malazan ;D

I remember that Eclipse told you to not recommend him any books ;D
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 12:51:45 PM »
Oooh there's certainly an overlap on the Venn diagram of our tastes, after I finally started reading Malazan ;D

I remember that Eclipse told you to not recommend him any books ;D

Jokingly 😀

Think I’ve got a bit of an overlap with cuppie too.
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 01:49:44 PM »
Hey Eclipse I'm totally quoting you on this but isn't your tastes,

Okay because I'm bored

My top 5 friends who have mostly the same great taste as me are   :P (compared over 20 plus books)

1. Dr Chill 79%
2. Saraband 78%
3. Ultamentkiller 77%  :o ;) ;D
4. Lanko 76%
5. Hedin & m3m 75%

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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 02:02:55 PM »
No longer here apart from Lanko

When F-F had proper taste in my view  ;)
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 06:09:53 PM »
So how would you (looking at any one of you here) characterize the tastes and preferences in fantasy tales of the Fantasy Faction community?

Two of my favorite fantasy reads over the past year have been Josiah Bancroft and Guy Gavriel Kay. So that places me.
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 06:16:15 PM »
Damn, didn't know your situation was so dire. And I'm actually your number 1 now, I'm with 78% now.

Sadly I've read almost nothing this year... and what I did read was non-fiction. Though if you are a Manchester United fan, you'll probably like it.

Have you tried some sci-fi? I enjoyed Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikosvky. Hyperion by Dan Simmons is also fascinating.

Slow and steady wins the race.

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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2019, 06:38:15 PM »
So how would you (looking at any one of you here) characterize the tastes and preferences in fantasy tales of the Fantasy Faction community?

Two of my favorite fantasy reads over the past year have been Josiah Bancroft and Guy Gavriel Kay. So that places me.

The GGK fan club isn't particularly big here.

At a guess, at the moment, the authors that the community here holds in the largest amount of common appreciation are probably Scott Lynch, Jim Butcher, Brent Weeks, Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and Brandon Sanderson; in general the preference is for big action-filled romps with a good dollop of snark. Oh. And Malazan seems to be taking over here.

Which isn't to say there's not pockets of love for Pratchett, or GGK, or Hobb or whoever - but that seems to be the mainstream here.

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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 07:10:41 PM »
Damn, didn't know your situation was so dire. And I'm actually your number 1 now, I'm with 78% now.

It's a complete disaster I'm surrounded by  Nicholas Eames,Hobb,Lawrence,GGK and Sanderson fans .The agony gets too much at times my soul dies a little inside when everyone raves about them  ;D

I quite like Josiah Bancroft through. I be in the K.J Parker thread if anyone wants me 😀
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2019, 09:57:21 PM »
I actually wonder if you'd like Aliette de Bodard. The stories are quite different from the action-filled books you guys mentioned, all with an eastern slant.
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2019, 10:21:29 PM »
The house of shattered wings 4/5

The tea master and detective 2/5
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2019, 10:43:15 PM »
Good!
I've read the first but not the second.
There are now books 2 and 3 after the Shattered Wings one.
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Re: I’m a bit concerned
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2019, 04:24:32 AM »
I hang out in the KJ Parker thread with Eclipse and the GGK thread with Peat, but at least I get to share the Scott Lynch love with everyone? :)

I am straying away from the adventure-action fantasy-romp as I grow older. I'm enjoying more politics, more thoughtful and thematic stuff, stories where the serious questions and character arcs are more important than the fights. And I mean, it's fine, there's so many new fantasy books these days that I don't have time to read Sanderson anyway!