June 2012 Reading Thread
Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:12 AM
Oh, and i enjoyed Martha Wells alot, will fir sure read more from her.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:12 PM
It could be summarised in one sentence: Things go wrong. Horribly, repetitively, badly, deatly so. For almost 800 pages.
Seriously, ASOIAF is really cheery in contrast.
You also learn everything you every wanted to know and more about inheritance laws of 19th century England.
What makes the book more difficult, apart from all the legal technobabble is that it is written in period English, and often phonetically too.
Also, we're not really used to somebody saying: you have been a wicked, naughty boy! in a completely straight way.
It's pretty good though, the effort to write like Dickens under a bad depression certainly needs to be honored, and the story is really complex and only slowly resolves itself in the course of the book.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:38 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:56 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:59 PM
Has to be The Name of the Rose. It's not just the fact that a movie was made about it that makes this his most popular book.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:22 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:54 PM
Edited by Lux Starkgaryen, 07 December 2012 - 02:55 PM.