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Re: What are you currently reading? The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss.
I've only gotten 1/3 through, but I must say it is poetically genius. I've waited for it for ages to turn up at my SF-book shop in paperback, and it was worth the wait.
Poor Auri (? or not) her world is as weird as was hinted at in the main books. Or not, from her point of view it's now weird at all. If you loved his main two books centered on Kvothe run out and get this.

October 25, 2015, 12:22:38 PM
Re: What are you currently reading?

:sighs: I need to pay the rent and feed the cats too =(

November 17, 2015, 05:04:53 AM
Re: What are you currently reading? Completing Deadhouse Gates in the infamous Malazon-series. Took a break while reading some other stuff in between, but DG is actually pretty readable. Looking forward to Memories of Ice. Might not be the next book though.
November 19, 2017, 04:55:17 PM
Re: Misc. thread Had a look at the favourite characters thread, and while short, no one mentioned (so far, nearing the end of Deadhouse Gates), my favourite. I just would like to give Felisin a big hug. Considering my adolescence, maybe I can see where she's coming from ...
November 21, 2017, 09:06:03 PM
Re: Deadhouse Gates - Finished!
What did everybody think of Felisin? I tried real hard to feel sorry for her but she was just so harsh and mean spirited that I began to hate her.

It's interesting, because you really want to like her at the beginning because she's related to Paran, and seems so sympathetic, but the further it goes along the more I disliked her because while she makes understandable decisions, they're all the selfish or otherwise 'wrong' decisions. I mean, the drug abuse and essentially becoming the pit master's sex slave are at the level of 'unpalatable,' but the fact she blames everyone else for her problems, especially her hatred for Heboric and Baudin who are trying to help her the entire time, is what pushes it over the edge.

I don't know if it is acceptable to post in these threads, but I feel I must defend Felisin.
My personal background makes me want to hug Felisin all the way to the end. She is so totally broken, and just to stay alive in her twisted circumstances she does what she feels she needs to do, trusting the "wrong" people, lashing out at the "right" people. Indifferent to casually helpful people. Personally, I think Erikson did a wonderful job portraying this thoroughly broken woman. It would take a lot of patience in nurturing her back to a mended person, but then things happened.

December 03, 2017, 04:15:19 PM
Re: How did you Choose your Nickname? Well, Shieldfire is sort of my family name. Not in English of course, but in Swedish. So that limits the possible culprits to about 300 people, then you have to guess. You'll get it some day I guess.
Also known by Chimbis, which is a play on the family (not our family, but the larger one) Archimboldus. Mum said
- Never, ever, ever will he be called that,
so of course her sister called me Chimbis. I look like a Chimbis she said.

December 05, 2017, 04:51:22 AM
Re: Misc. thread Gardens was horrible to me first time I tried getting through. Then I read some threads on it being an introduction and the later volumes are much more readable. I then just plowed through, thinking I'd enjoy it at a re-read. If the remaining installments are anything like Deadhouse Gates readable-wise it only gets better. As far as likeable characters in Gardens go, I'd go with Kruppe ... Kind of my kind of crazy =)
December 11, 2017, 05:33:09 PM
Re: How do you rate your stars , what does it mean when you give a book a star? 1: Why am I doing this? I'm not into self-punishment, I really should stop reading this now. (DNF)
2: This is boring ... oh that passage was a bit fun, maybe it gets better? Umm no, still boring ... (Possible DNF)
3: What was this book about? Oh yeah, it was abou... no that was the other one ... or was it? Oh whatever, next!
4: This is fun, I'll buy more from this guy.
5: Mind ... blown ...
5: I find my thoughts returning to it long since I read it. Or it made an immediate impact. Or both. (E.g. Moorcock "The dancers at the end of time", Mieville "Perdido Street Station" or for non-SF Perec "Life - a user's manual", Vargas Llosa "La guerra del fin del mundo")

December 19, 2017, 04:52:48 AM