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  1. On 10/24/2020 at 10:07 AM, ljkeane said:

    The whole book long battle thing was just kind of tedious and I'm not that interested in Dresden repeatedly fighting cut and paste monsters.

    Interesting...this was my fear for the book, that Harry would spend a lot of time fighting octokongs and other grunts (like with A Memory of Light).  But I actually thought there was quite little of this.  I did not think that the action got repetitive, and I was overall very happy with the book.

  2. On 9/25/2020 at 6:14 AM, Gaston de Foix said:

    This book is coming out on Tuesday.  Can we pause for a moment to note how stupid that is? I would like nothing more than to spend the weekend reading it.  I have waited a very long time for this book - (I know it was mostly for Peace Talks but this is really Peace Talks Vol II so...).  It would be ideal if it could be released on a Friday.  But I'll take Saturday or hell even Sunday afternoon. 

    But Tuesday (which is actually midnight on Monday EST) comes at the end of the busiest workday statistically.  Either you stay up half the night reading ruining your next workday (and rushing through the book). 

    Or you wait and your anticipation builds and your friends and colleagues finish it and gloat.  You can't enjoy the first virgin rush of discussion, of finishing together.  You get there slowly, and when you cross the finish line no one notices or cares.  I mean this is some cruel mindfuckery right here. 

    Books always come out on Tuesday.

    Yes I know there are exceptions like Harry Potter.  But otherwise publishers will always release their books on Tuesday.

  3. 3 hours ago, Werthead said:

    Jim should probably stick to his day job (not doing basic research about Chicago) rather than not doing basic research about viral spread.

    I saw this on reddit.  Is this real?  I can't find the reddit post where I originally saw it, but people were unable to confirm the original post.  

    Edit:  Nevermind people have confirmed it's real.  I just thought it was really bizarre when I first saw it.

  4. I'm reading through these in publication order.  Currently on A Song for Arbonne.  I'm enjoying it but it sort of feels like a lesser book than Tigana.  Tigana was amazing.

    I don't dislike any book yet, but the third Fionnavar book was pretty boring for a good chunk of it.  Its high points were really good though.

  5. 1 hour ago, Werthead said:

    At least Bakker (whom I occasionally muse is Williams' extremely grimdark reflection) was upfront about the spaceship and space alien stuff.

    I'm reading The Dragonbone Chair and thought the same thing during the part where Simon was escaping the Hayholt.  It was trippy and reminded me a lot of the journey underneath Ishterebenth or whatever it's called.

  6. 13 hours ago, SansaJonRule said:

    How does it compare to his other works?

    I'm not that far yet (only in the middle of Fionavar book 2 at the moment).  But I've seen several people say that Ysabel is his weakest book.

  7. 6 hours ago, Slurktan said:

    I'll second his high fantasy Fionavar Tapestry.  It's true the starting premise is pretty silly and it is kind of uneven in that their are some definite lows but when he hits the highs, my God does he ever hit the fucking highs. I've read most of his other stuff and I can say pretty confidently that the high points in Fionavar pretty much eclipse everything else he's written, and quite frankly eclipse most of what I've read in the fantasy genre as a whole.

    This is encouraging.  I've already bought the first Fionavar book and was wondering whether or not that was a good idea.

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