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Re: Love letter to Jen Williams - spoiler free Copper Promise
Page 214.
I know when I'm into a book when I have to cover the right hand page with my hand while reading the left.  ;D
Never actually tried that, but I may have to in future to stop my eyes from wandering. I guess that's one advantage on an ebook, you only get one page at a time.
True and I read a lot  ebook. But in this case, I'm enjoying having the physical book and the sensation of constantly resisting the temptation for the eyes to wander ahead  :)

March 24, 2015, 11:28:41 PM
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Re: Why Is It The History Channels "Vikings" Has Slipped Under The Fantasy Radar? I don't know and I don't care but I love the show.
March 26, 2015, 11:18:23 PM
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Re: What are you currently reading?
Just finished Soda Pop Soldier, thanks to @Elfy for mentioning it. Definitely in the same vein as Ready Player One, and probably a little more accessible to most people since it includes far fewer cultural references. SPS was really fun, though I didn't think it was quite as good as RPO. I noticed a few issues with editing here and there as well - for example some repetition of near-identical sentences within a single paragraph happened a few times.
The joke about Aliens was good. I had a brief conversation on Twitter with the author after I posted a positive tweet about the book. There's another one about that world coming out at some stage, it will be a prequel, although he also has sequels in mind if the demand is there.
Yeah I liked that bit aswell. Sounds good to me, would definitely be interested in both prequels and sequels! :)
His initial idea was for a sequel, but the publishers wanted a prequel to follow Soda Pop Soldier, so that's how he had to go.
Interesting, wonder why they preferred a prequel  ???
He didn't elaborate, but it may have been that they had indications people wanted to see how the world got the way it was in Soda Pop Soldier. I managed to get a copy of The Copper Promise by our own Jen Williams (sennydreadful) and have just started it. I have to give a shoutout to one reviewer from a site called sleeplessmusingsofawellgroomedmoutstachedman. It's a mouthful, but an awesome blog name.

March 27, 2015, 05:42:43 AM
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Re: Love letter to Jen Williams - spoiler free Copper Promise Finished. I wanted to write a poem, and I had a start in the shower. Something about

"Heaving a sigh, I closed the book
on Wydrin, Seb and Frith's inward look.
What lovely mayhem, what marvelous fun,
so glad the story is just begun"

Thank the gods I didn't write it down. It might be cruel to inflict it, even if the meaning is, er, meant.

Wonderful book!
Buy it, read it. (In that order please.)

March 27, 2015, 11:13:41 AM
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Re: Love letter to Jen Williams - spoiler free Copper Promise Can someone give me a blurb or a link to this book please? I'm looking for something to read and this thread made me curious.
March 27, 2015, 12:59:09 PM
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Re: Highly Regarded Books that You Have Struggled Through
Yeah makes sense. He does seem to have improved at least, Stormlight is a little better. He's ridiculously prolific though, makes you wonder whether his commitment to producing quantity is impacting the quality...

I don't think there's any issue with the quality. It's probably just a matter of reader taste. No author is going to appeal to every reader. That doesn't mean they're necessarily a bad writer, especially when they're as popular as Sanderson.

For example, I don't get on with Malazan, but that's more because it's not my type of story or writing style. For people who enjoy that kind of thing, Erikson does a great job.

It might just be that Sanderson isn't your cup of tea, and that's fine. There are a lot of writers out there for everyone.

March 27, 2015, 11:29:26 PM
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Re: Love letter to Jen Williams - spoiler free Copper Promise Just ordered Iron Ghost from a UK re-seller. Ouch. That was expensive. Double the coat of Copper Promise.  Maybe I need to start a campaign to get te books published here in the US. :)
March 28, 2015, 09:45:06 AM
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Re: What are you currently reading?
How many of us are reading or have just finished The Copper Promise? If I count myself I think there's 4 of us at present: me, @Jmacyk, @xiagan and @Lady Ty. Is that some sort of a record for something that isn't a book club read?
It's the Copper Promise movement, and it's sweeping the nation, er, forum.  ;D

March 29, 2015, 03:21:02 AM
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Re: What are you currently reading?
How many of us are reading or have just finished The Copper Promise? If I count myself I think there's 4 of us at present: me, @Jmacyk, @xiagan and @Lady Ty. Is that some sort of a record for something that isn't a book club read?
It's the Copper Promise movement, and it's sweeping the nation, er, forum.  ;D

The word is spreading that it's fun and fast - and @sennydreadful has been posting here for a long time, so she's a special FF author 8) - and people write her love letters so we have to find out why....................


March 29, 2015, 06:46:28 AM
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Re: What are you currently reading?
How many of us are reading or have just finished The Copper Promise? If I count myself I think there's 4 of us at present: me, @Jmacyk, @xiagan and @Lady Ty. Is that some sort of a record for something that isn't a book club read?
Me too, I finished it about a month ago.

And yes, I think Jen being such a nice member of F-F helps ;D

March 29, 2015, 11:41:33 AM
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