peterbound, on 07 May 2012 - 09:21 PM, said:
I'm actually going to head down to my local used book store and pick up some 40k novels and try to read them. It will be like when larry (or was it aiden) slogged through the Stanek novels, i.e. reading terrible books in the name of science!
That way i'll be within the defined perimeters to complain about the books. Maybe i'll start a thread, or just hook up with the black library nonsense going on already.
I think i'll start with:
The Eisenhorn trilogy
If you don't like something you don't have to read it. You've expressed nothing but a profound dislike of Tie-in novels and insulted me for liking them. So why are you reading them now? So that you can be more precise rather than just saying they are shit, because if so I think you are wasting your time. I don't need to know the key details of Twilight or actually read it to know I really dislike it, I know enough about it to make that choice. And I wouldn't read it for more details if my dislike is that strong. So the only reason I can see why you've decided to read Eisenhorn if you hate tie-ins that much is that your doing it because you want details to abuse the people who read it even more.
But that is my opinion and you are free to read whatever you like, and if you come out of it with a good argument as to why its bad i'll read it. If you just say "its shitty" then I tune out instantly. But in the end we just have to accept that despite the fact we don't like or hate something, there are people who love it. I hate Twilight but I acknowledge that many love it, though most of them are vampire groupies, but they like it and its not my place to tell them what to read and what not to read.
And if you do intend to join the Black Library thread, keep it intellectual and civil. Don't just say "Their shitty" over and over. Calling it nonsense is a good idea of what not to post.
I do have a question for you though Peterbound. You mention you've read some 40k in the past, what exactly have you read?
Nearly Headless Ned, on 08 May 2012 - 04:58 AM, said:
Abnett's not bad. I've read some of his 40k and it's decent despite the fact I share some of Peterbound's distaste of tie-in novels.
Some of the 40k stuff is really not so good however. Bill King, James Swallow. Not good at all.
King's early novels are lighter than most, especially the Space Wolves series. And Swallow is a divided writer, many like him and many don't. His first two Blood Angels novels are the highest source of contention between his readers, you either love or hate them, nothing inbetween.
Edited by Lord of the Night, 08 May 2012 - 08:53 AM.