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    So continuing on from the other thread...

    That review is hilarious, and I can see his points. But he does exaggerate most of them (besides Nynaeve pulling her braid ;) ).

    I think he is kind of disappointed that it was more than a trilogy and not a straightforward story. The overarching story is about the world being saved/destroyed by a great evil and a single man being the key to that, but the series is like a whole world on the brink of destruction rolled into one story. There are many side stories that make a more complete picture rather than just limited to one or even a small handful of PoV's.

    I personally love all the description and in-depth stories. I have no trouble keeping up with the characters and it really isn't hard to recognise what each faction's views are throughout the series.

    A Song of Ice and Fire seems very dull in comparison.
     
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    Haha alright then [​IMG]

    I'm actually currently rereading the series for a 3rd time. I'm up to book 7.
     
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    It's certainly worth a read. There are many subtle nods to the trilogy, and I love the age it is set in.
     
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    So it has been a while since I (or anyone else for that matter) posted in this thread, but I have definitely read a decent amount of books in the mean time. I'll break this up over a few posts so that it isn't a massive wall of text and you can kind of chunk it up :p

    Reviews have been extracted into their own threads. Click the title to go to them.

    The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
    Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist
    Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
    Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson
    The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
    Raven's Shadow by Anthony Ryan
    First Law by Joe Abercrombie
    The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

    Other works by Brandon Sanderson

    Some of Sanderson's other works I've read which have been great include:
    • The Rithmatist (more of a kids/teenager type fantasy)
    • Elantris
    • Warbreaker
    • The Emperor's Soul
    • Legion

    The above are either standalone novels or short stories/novellas, though Sanderson plans on making The Rithmatist, Elantris and Legion into series. I'd highly recommend all of these books, especially Elantris.
     
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    This is to date my favourite book of all time!
    Probably the last one I read cover to cover as well.
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    Incredibly literate there Fracture [​IMG] I also loved that one, it was a classic.
     
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    The Art of War - Sun Tzu
     
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    Josh, I just finished Abercrombies latest, Half a King. It's short, quick and well written. Worth a look if you like his writing style. Though his books tend to continue with raw, flawed characters, I am getting tired of so many physical manifestations of 'broken' character types. Such literal.
     
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    Yeh I agree, every single character has some kind of physical disability. With the exception of Jezal of course (and possibly Ardee). His attempt at psychologically impaired characters seems very shallow. Jezal is vain and immature while Ardee is a drunk who loves to bang.

    The ending seemed like he wanted something clever but really he could have cut the latest 50-100 pages.
     
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    Re-read Second Lives by Tim Guest recently.

    Hell of a reference book with a really powerful message about making friendships in the digital age. It's a book of hope.

    But then of course, Tim Guest killed himself after writing it so it's kind of hard to see it as a book of hope anymore.
     
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