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Re: 4-Word Reviews Wow -- I joined this forum as soon as I saw this hilarious thread.  Made me want to write some of my own reviews:

The Name of the Wind  (Rothfuss)
Harry Potter for Adults

The Republic of Thieves (Lynch)
Witty Hero, Annoying Ex 

Red Sails Under Red Skies  (Lynch)
Bro-mance tops the Romance

The Way of Kings (Sanderson)
Ben-Hur meets Tinkerbell 
Tinkerbell:  My Story

Elantris  (Sanderson)
I only remember mud

The Ocean at the End of the Lane  (Gaiman)
Best Part: Kitten Field!

June 10, 2016, 03:56:01 AM
Re: FFBB: Favourite Main Protagonist - Final - Locke Lamora vs Tyrion Lannister Wow, this is a painful choice.  I have a serious book-crush on Locke.  And I have to wonder if Peter Dinklage's marvelous performance in the show is swaying me, rather than simply the writing in the books.  But in the end, I have to vote for cripples, bastards and broken things... 
June 11, 2016, 03:50:55 AM
Re: What are you currently reading? Hi --relatively new here.  Sorry if I am barging in.  I recently discovered Mark Lawrence's Broken Empire series thanks to this forum.  Wow.  What writing.  He has really spoiled me for any other author now.  He keeps breaking your heart over and over again.  omg.  Hurts like hell to read it but it is the most brilliant thing I have read since GRRM.   I am in the middle of book 2 (King of Thorns) right now. 

I am also reading Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series because a friend gave it to me.  I kind of napped through book 1, but I have this thing where if I start a book, I always have to finish it no matter what, so I pushed through.  Book 2 was also nap inducing until half way through -- the duel where Adolin unwittingly gets into a duel against 4 shard-bearers-- and Kaladin jumps in.  That was actually a really well-written fight scene.  For the first time, I felt like I couldn't put a Sanderson book down.  I actually kind of care a little about what will happen now

May 30, 2017, 02:33:22 AM
Re: What are you currently reading? Man, this is so not fair.  I wrote earlier how I have been struggling to read the Stormlight Archive series over the past year and a half and that I kind of napped my way through Way of Kings and the first half of Words of Radiance.  But then I abruptly woke up during an amazing duel scene midway through Book 2.  Now, I am almost at the end of Book 2 and it just gets better and BETTER and everything starts coming together and I get all excited and-- I just know that when I get to the end I am gonna be like:  "What??  It's over?  Already??? I want MORE" and of course, there is no more, and now I have to wait until the next book is released.   

Murphy's law of book series:  "You must read 2000 pages that will bore you into incomprehension, and then as soon as the series gets interesting, it will suddenly end. Then you must enter waiting-for-the-next-book purgatory.   Haha on you!"   ;D

June 06, 2017, 07:18:17 AM
Re: What comic book are you reading? Hi -- I haven't visited this forum a lot yet --where does one go to geek out  here over SAGA? 

June 08, 2017, 03:05:58 AM
Re: What are you currently reading?
I am reading Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.  After reading a couple books from the Broken Empire series and absolutely flipping out over them because of the brilliant writing style, I eagerly grabbed this new series of his.   But Red Sister is leaving me perplexed.  It is like it could have been written by a completely different person.
 The style is so different, it is as if Lawrence is writing YA  -- I had to double check to see if it really was adult fiction.  I also thought maybe it was a series he wrote long before Broken Empire, because the writing style seems way less sophisticated.  But Red was published in 2017.  Erk.  What happened?  After the incredibly sleek and almost poetic writing style of the Broken Empire series, Red Sister seems strangely pedestrian in its style and some of the characters (like the high priest) are walking cliches.  And the Harry Potter vibe is kinda disappointing because it is rather unoriginal, and Lawrence was always so great at doing original.  I am still having fun reading the book, though, and I love the heroine.  I guess it is a tribute to the author if he can pull off such weirdly different writing styles so as to seem like it was written by a different person.

This is me eating my hat.  I was so wrong...  I am now 3/4s of the way through now and this book did a 180 in the second part.  And then it did another one.  And another one.  And then it did so many more that I no longer have any idea where the hell it is going, so I am lovin' it.  lol  It is as original as I would expect from Laurence after all.   8)

September 11, 2017, 06:00:01 AM
Re: What are you currently reading? I was halfway through book three of The Broken Empire series, when it came due to go back to the library.  There were holds on it so I had to return it before I could re-order it again.  Well...time went on and I was waiting and waiting but the book did not come in -- I looked it up in the catalog and some fool had taken it out and either lost it or stole it or ruined it because it was no longer in the system!  Completely gone!  No other copies available!  ARGH!   Couldn't read the ending!  So I made a suggestion for purchase to the library --and they did!  It finally arrived last week.  So I just finished Emperor of Thorns and am so glad I made it to the end.  Helluva redemption tale.  Had no idea that was what I was reading all along.  I mean, I was hoping it was a redemption story, but I don't usually get my wishes granted in movies and books...   

Damn! I want more of his terse artistic sentence style!  I don't get off on violent books -- but my mind was blown by his writing style so I kept reading.  In awe of what that man can do with a single brief sentence. 

I read Red Sister, but was surprised that it had none of the same writing style -- it was like it was written by a different person.  Does Prince of Fools have a writing style similar to Broken Empire?     

May 08, 2018, 06:21:26 AM