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I'm reading The Name of the Wind right now, and it is fuging dragging along...

I guess I'm now spoiled by the ASOIAF books, but so far (300 or so pages in) I'm almost bored witless... Too many details that don't really matter...

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First Shift - Legacy, by Hugh Howey (Part 6 of the Wool series). A prequel.

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I'm reading The Name of the Wind right now, and it is fuging dragging along...

I guess I'm now spoiled by the ASOIAF books, but so far (300 or so pages in) I'm almost bored witless... Too many details that don't really matter...

Same here. I don't know....I just find it to be extremely boring. I'm not that far into it either. Couldn't give a page because I got it on Audible (btw, don't buy it on Audible as the narrator sucks). Right now I'm at the part where Kvoth's father sings part of the song he's been writing for months that apparently everybody really wants to hear for some reason. Yay?!

And honestly I'm not into books with magic in it, and I get a feeling that this one may end up having a lot.

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Same here. I don't know....I just find it to be extremely boring. I'm not that far into it either. Couldn't give a page because I got it on Audible (btw, don't buy it on Audible as the narrator sucks). Right now I'm at the part where Kvoth's father sings part of the song he's been writing for months that apparently everybody really wants to hear for some reason. Yay?!

And honestly I'm not into books with magic in it, and I get a feeling that this one may end up having a lot.

Hang in there... it gets a bit better...

I'm halfway through the second book in the series, The Wise Man's Fear... The first one got better once you get past a certain point... The second one is pretty good so far too... I still wouldn't call it elite fantasy fiction, but it is pretty decent... I'll look forward to what happens the rest of this book, and then into the next one...

There isn't a lot of magic in the books really... Rothfuss has elements of it, but he's thrown a science-y twist on it to make it a little more real world... It is called Sympathy (I thought you would have heard about it by now where you're at) and it involves linking elementally similar things... There's also some Sygaldry, which I guess you could call magic, but it is tied in to the use of Sympathy as well...

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Re-Reading "The Black Prism" by Brent Weeks.

Loved his Night Angel series.

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The Fionavar Tapestry is an awesome "Arthurian" trilogy written by Guy Gavriel Kay. Many fantasy buffs don't seem to know much about it. I stopped reading WoT when I was 17 because it was apparent that Robert Jordan, RIP, was making a huge money grab. His writing style changed and became unnecessarily long winded. Like other people said, after Book 6 it was like torture. He could have finished it before he died; it's hard to reconnect with some characters now that I really liked (like Mat and Rand) because I feel like Sanderson doesn't really know how to write them. And Night Angel was pretty awesome. Wetboys.....if only I could be one.

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some good light trash reading for escapism if you like:

brian lumley

world war z

koontz series - odd thomas & frankenstein (love his writing style and very much try to emulate with my own books)

anita blake series up to book 11

mark tufo's zombie fallout series

bv larson

d.j. molles

henlein, asimov, and herbert are heavier hitters in large if you like the classical avenues

ghost in the shell and neuromancer were way ahead of their time (and altered carbon is a step further if you like the genre)

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Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game is a very good sci-fi novel. I don't know about the series that followed though.

most of them are really good... i actually like xenocide better than ender's game.

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most of them are really good... i actually like xenocide better than ender's game.

The way Ender's Game ended was so drawn out and anti-climactic that I was really disinterested in reading beyond it.

But the rest of the book is great fun despite its latent homosexual undertones.

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The way Ender's Game ended was so drawn out and anti-climactic that I was really disinterested in reading beyond it.

But the rest of the book is great fun despite its latent homosexual undertones.

despite?

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despite?

you didn't know orson scott card is an anti-homosexual bigot? kinda pissed me off, and in hindsight, some of the things that happen in the novel are creepy.

its not the undertones that bother me, its the undertones coming from a bigot that are creepy. gay people don't bother me. straight people that don't know they're gay fug my poo right up.

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you didn't know orson scott card is an anti-homosexual bigot? kinda pissed me off, and in hindsight, some of the things that happen in the novel are creepy.

its not the undertones that bother me, its the undertones coming from a bigot that are creepy. gay people don't bother me. straight people that don't know they're gay fug my poo right up.

just joking... yea card is a grade A jerkoff... which is especially interesting in light of his books.

weird guy... smart though.

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just joking... yea card is a grade A jerkoff... which is especially interesting in light of his books.

weird guy... smart though.

yeah he's a douchebag but i still recommend sci-fi fans read ender's game

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The Passage by Justin Cronin. I'm 64% through it and it is nothing like I've ever read in my life. It's the first book in a trilogy about the end of the world. A lot of people compare it to The Stand. Check it out.

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