Occasional STW book club thread – what ya readin'?
i had need to be discussing the modern amtiquarian just yesterday. a firm, if somewhat frustrating, favourite in our house.
i’m reading oliver statler’s japanese inn which i’d never heard of but a mate gave me a loan of. i can now give simple explanation of the meiji restoration. hurrah!Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Wasp Factory is the absolute definition of “not for everyone” 😆 Still, could be worse, could be Dead Air- not for anyone.
Working through David Brin’s first Uplift trilogy, was a Kindle offer a little while back, I thought “Wonder why I’ve never read any of this”. Turns out I’d already read the first one, Sundiver, I just forgot absolutely everything about it. But it’s pretty good, bit slow and draggy but otherwise really enjoying it.
Long Earth next I think.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
sausagefingers – Member
Just made a start on the first Wheel of Time book,The Eye of the World.
If it doesn’t get better soon it’s going in the bin
Run while you still can. It gets better, then it starts repeating itself, then it gets worse, then it’s intermittantly good and terrible depending on which character it’s following, then it’s all terrible again, but perfectly timed so at the exact point it becomes incredibly awful, you’ve invested so much time and frankly bloody hard work in the series that you can’t walk away. It’s like a bad marriage, you read the next 4 or 5 (enormous, pointless) books basically for the sake of the kids. And the worst thing is, when it’s good, it’s actually pretty damn good, which drives home just how piss-awful it is all the rest of the time.
On the plus side, eventually he dies, and then Brandon Sanderson takes over and makes it all better. Not to mention shorter. I think the lesson here is clear, we must kill George RR Martin.Posted 4 years ago
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