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  1. Totally fare, DC. De gustibus non disputandum est, y'know? It's not your jam, it's not your jam. That's cool. I personally dug the hell out of the Nevernight books. Like what ya like, I say. I'll never judge ya. But yeah - Abraham is way rad. Dagger & Coin is an absolute delight.
  2. In answer to your request, Mwm: I found the characters in Daniel Abraham's 'Dagger and Coin' pentalogy to be extremely interesting. Like Martin, each chapter is written from a different point of view. And the series is finished as well, so you won't be left waiting for any sequels. Further to this, Jay Kristoff's 'Nevernight' trilogy is exceptionally well-written and engaging and utilises a colourful, and day I say even "baroque" style of prose. It's great stuff.
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    The books coming out in 2019

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    Most filmable adaptation

    Haven't seen the film, but I found the Daniel Pemberton score to be absolutely delightful and wonderfully different and unexpected.
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    Most filmable adaptation

    Heroes Die by Matt Stover. @Werthead has a write-up about it here. The book remains one of my five favourite novels.
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    That's generally the idea. I was also being slightly irreverent.
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    This is what happens when you drink irresponsibly!
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    It's the Aussie accents, right? Everyone digs those totally heinous Aussie accents.
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    Horror - As the days get shorter

    And approach summer, over here in Kangaroostan?
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    Oh totally fair. My spidey senses merely got the feeling that the conversation was at risk of spiralling out into uncivil behaviour or he-said-she-said style engagements. Neither of which strike me as particularly productive.
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    At this point, it seems to me that maybe producing citations, interviews, contextualised statements, dates of said statements, etc., would be a good idea.
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    Isn't there one more trilogy on the way? My understanding was that the Aspect-Emperor series was part 2 of 3 of the Whole Story. So it's not yet fully concluded, as I understand it.
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    As in: The Unholy Consult? I'm going to be undertaking a reread of the whole series soon, now that I've finally acquired all the books in the series (I read the original trilogy when it was published well over ten years ago, if not longer.)
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    Nifty. Sorry, where JP is concerned, I've read/listened to his stuff, and it does absolutely nothing for me. To say nothing of his increasingly mannerless behaviour in public and print. I love listening to people I don't agree with, and I can give them a lot of rope *provided* they exhibit civil behaviour. Otherwise it just makes me cringe and think "you're an adult! You're supposed to be setting a model of behaviour for the rest of us! What are you doing?!" Manners maketh the man, y'know? (Maybe this is just a deceased idea that lingers in me due to my Soviet upbringing.) But I digress. When it comes to films, there are two books that are really, really excellent, and serve as educational primers on the topic, and they are: Film Art by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson Understanding Movies by Louis Giannetti Further to those two, from a writing/analysis standpoint, Roger Ebert's book 'Your Movie Sucks' is a terrific read and something I'd recommend after you've read Film Art and Understanding Movies. (Ebert's masterful prose is in a class of its own.)
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    The books coming out in 2019

    I think I love you. THANK YOU. I've been waiting for news on this book for what seems like nearly three years now!
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