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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: 4-Word Reviews
« on: November 13, 2015, 03:36:03 PM »
Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson: "Is Kaladin a Super-Saiyan?"

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: 4-Word Reviews
« on: February 03, 2015, 09:20:57 AM »
Gardens of the Moon:
WHAT... WHY? HUH? End.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Your Favourite Opening Line(s)
« on: October 24, 2014, 09:13:13 AM »
“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
- Harry Potter and the Philopher's Stone

Oh, how I love that 'thank you very much' at the end!

Small Press & Self-Published / Re: Talking To Ourselves
« on: October 01, 2014, 11:13:52 AM »
I do think that writers should put a little more effort in advertising. And by that I don't mean shouting the titleof their books all around the internet, but interacting with their audience. Yes, a writer who is actively participating in discussions on forums like this one, is more likely to stand out in the mass of writers who advertise their books on this (sub)forum. For example, writers like Laura Lam en Francis Knight are writers which I recognize by name, not because of their books but because of their posts on this forum. I am more likely to read their posts AND their books, because I know their names, and I know who they are and that they are not only here to advertise their books and never come back to this forums.

So I think it's a good idea to become a (active) member of (this) community first, and when you think you have made a name for yourself (People recognize your username because of all your posts they stumble upon), only THEN you should advertise your books.

I mean, how great is it if you can see to your friend who recommends a book: "I knew that writer long before he was cool!"

It might be because English is not my native language, but I've got the feeling I'm contradicting myself in this post. So if my posts seems unclear, please let me know.


Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The Dinosaur Lords
« on: September 25, 2014, 03:02:20 PM »
You're not the only one who's excited about this one. Aidan Moher posted an article about it today on his blog. aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/09/art/cover-art/victor-milans-dinosaur-lords-amazing-cov-rawr-chomp/#more-16338

General Discussion / Re: More Humble Bundle Books?
« on: March 06, 2014, 01:51:19 PM »
Thanks to a lot of advertisement by Brandon Sanderson, I stumbled across www.storybundle.com

It's basically the same as Humble Bundle, but with ONLY eBooks. How great is that?

Malazan Book of the Fallen / Re: Reading Order
« on: March 06, 2014, 01:48:12 PM »
I've read somewhere that it's also possible to start with Deadhouse Gates, because a lot of people consider Gardens of the Moon badly written. I don't know where I've read it, and I can't find anything anymore on this subject.

What do you guys think? Is reading Gardens of the Moon AFTER Deadhouse Gates a good idea?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:05:09 PM »
Funny, here in the Netherlands we call this a vest:

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: 5 Questions with Brandon Sanderson
« on: February 26, 2014, 12:04:33 PM »
- Do you work at one project at a time? Or do you get up in the morning and think 'I like to work on that project today' and work on that one, and the next day a completely different one?
- How do you come up with names like Vin, Kelsier, Kaladin, Dalinar etc.? Do their names have a hidden meaning?
- Do you already know how you want The Stormlight Archive to end?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: New Robin Hobb Farseer Covers
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:59:39 AM »
I like the design, it's a bit medieval-like. There's just one flaw (there's always a flaw, it seems) and that's the font. It looks too flat in comparison with the rest of the cover, and it would look way better if the edges were smoother, in my opinion.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:42:42 AM »
Jim Hines had a lot of fun with Captain Vorpatril's Alliance. I can't remember the other two authors who helped him, but I think one was John Scalzi. Jim's take on covers, especially urban fantasy, is well worth looking at for a laugh. He contends that most of the poses are either extremely uncomfortable or anatomically impossible.
Ahh, yes. I saw some of his pictures while searching for the cover.

I always thought a Mistborn movie/movie trilogy would be fun. Heath Ledger (RIP) would have been a fantastic Kelsier and I think Ellen Page (though maybe too old now) could play a great Vin. The fight scenes would be awesome in an animated film and I would even go so far as to say an animated version would probably be better.

That's just my two copper on the matter :P
Jennifer Lawrence for Vin, please!

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:25:56 PM »

Yep, The Graveyard Book was one of the first books in my mind. But besides that I think Harry Potter is still one of the best series to introduce children to Fantasy. First of, the setting is in our own world, which is easy to relate to. Second, although a special kid, Harry Potter is still a kid, and he acts like a 12-year old when he is 12-year old. Third, the books start lighty, but in the end of the series, the tone and writing style and themes are much more seriously, almost like adult books. So I think it's one of the best starting points in Fantasy, whereas LoTR (and even The Hobbit) are a bit too 'heavy' (lacking a more proper word for it) for children.

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