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Joe Abercrombie: The Collected Works 2 (A new trilogy on the horizon)

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19 hours ago, larrytheimp said:

Probably because Abercrombie actually brings home endings without leaving stuff he's started unfinished.  Unlike some other authors whose threads have a bunch of activity *cough Bakker cough Rothfuss* despite not even having any more books on the way.

 

Think it has more to do with the fact that Abercrombie isn't into very complex world-building and doesn't make substantial use of mysteries (especially those relevant to the world-building) as a part of his storytelling. There's not a lot to speculate about that isn't directly plot-related as far as the settings go, and once the story is wrapped, well, you've got your answers to almost everything of note.

It's why GGK's works aren't as discussed as their quality might suggest they should be, too. Just a different approach, but I've that lends itself less well to water-cooler talk.

 

 

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18 hours ago, TheRevanchist said:

Joe has always been sincere and giving regular updates. Next to Sanderson and Abraham, he is one of those author I trust when they say that the book is almost ready and will be released in this time.

But Gosh, I miss a book from him. His last book was 2 years ago, and I enjoy his books more than those of any author in the genre.

Has been a bit, but the fact he wrote the full trilogy all at once is a great approach.

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On 5/25/2018 at 3:46 AM, Rhom said:

Has been a bit, but the fact he wrote the full trilogy all at once is a great approach.

And we also got the Shattered Sea trilogy within the space of a year so his average is still a book a year pretty much. 10 books since 2006 isn't a bad average and we'll hopefully get the new trilogy at a steady pace of 1 a year from 2019. Maybe even more frequently if we're lucky and marketing allows.

On 5/29/2018 at 5:09 PM, Corvinus said:

I'm planning on re-reading The Heroes, Red Country, and most of the Sharp Ends stories ahead of the new book release.

The heroes is at the top of my list if I were to only read one. It works so well as a stand-alone too. I think I'd wind up doing a full re-read if i were to revisit more. Part of me is curious as to how I'd feel about "Red Country" a second time around - I think it's the one that coud improve the most the second time around.

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Red Country was the first and only audiobook I've ever been able to listen to without reading the book first.  I've tried 16 other audiobooks since, but can't handle them unless I've already read the book.  I credit the story, which is by far my favorite JA installment, but also the awesome narration.  Stev(ph)en Pacey.  That narrator is A Fucking Mazing.

 

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13 hours ago, red snow said:

The heroes is at the top of my list if I were to only read one. It works so well as a stand-alone too. I think I'd wind up doing a full re-read if i were to revisit more. Part of me is curious as to how I'd feel about "Red Country" a second time around - I think it's the one that coud improve the most the second time around.

Red Country is a great re read, it felt a bit jarring first time round as it was so different to the other 5 books.  But the journey across the plains in particular is a beautiful read.

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13 hours ago, larrytheimp said:

Red Country was the first and only audiobook I've ever been able to listen to without reading the book first.  I've tried 16 other audiobooks since, but can't handle them unless I've already read the book.  I credit the story, which is by far my favorite JA installment, but also the awesome narration.  Stev(ph)en Pacey.  That narrator is A Fucking Mazing.

 

Completely agree on Stephen Pacey. Great narrator, I especially love him reading BSC

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