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Old 12-22-2010, 10:32 PM   #961
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Getting closer: Book Ten WoT: Crossroads of Twilight.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:58 PM   #962
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I don't see why you guys are trying to get people onto WoT. Crossroads of twilight is the worst book i've nearly read in my life. No plot advancement, just pages and pages of terrible prose and characterization. I started reading the series when I was 12 and even then didn't enjoy anything past book 6.
@itachikillsnaruto- If you haven't read hyperion or dune there pretty much the best sci-fi ever written no matter how old you are.

Also akamaruchewtoy if you're reading this i'd advice skipping Perrin's chapters: literally nothing happens.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:41 PM   #963
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^ So you read action movies then?
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:39 PM   #964
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finished star wars the force unleashed 2, looking for another intresting book to read.

something sci-fi with action.
The Republic Commando books are great, especially "Order 66." You need to read the whole series to know what's going on with each character, of course. They are: Hard Contact, Triple Zero, True Colors, and then Order 66. Haven't read the ones after that, though.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:00 AM   #965
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^ Awesome. I've been looking for some good books set in the Star Wars universe.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:39 PM   #966
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Just because I dont like Wot doesn't mean I don't like reading fantasy. It's just happens to be that WoT it the worst epic fantasy i've ever read(haven't read all that much) and i'd be embarressed to recommend it to anyone.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:02 PM   #967
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Everyone has different tastes. I happen to enjoy Jordan/Sanderson's writing style in WoT and happily recommend it to people. You may not enjoy it, but don't try to take it away from people that do love it. There are hundreds of thousands of people in the United States alone that read the series.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:19 PM   #968
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^ Awesome. I've been looking for some good books set in the Star Wars universe.
I haven't read a bad Star Wars book. I'm still building my collection but I own almost every book from the New Jedi Order saga on, plus a few from earlier (Episode 3, Force Unleashed 1).
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:34 PM   #969
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Brandon Sanderson and RJ's prose isn't debatable or a matter of opinion as far as im concerned, it's just bad. That in and of itself doesn't ruin a book though; I thought BS's mistborn series was alright(what im judging his prose off of). And I doubt you enjoy it, you're just not aware of how much better it could be. Honestly in a genre filled with mediocre writers RJ and BS are at the bottum of the spectrum.

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Old 12-24-2010, 11:52 PM   #970
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

As I said before, everyone has their own tastes. You don't like WoT, we get that. We don't care anymore. Stop trying to talk us out of reading a series that is ending next year and is very well written (contrary to what you think, RJ wouldn't have been nominated for several awards for his books if they weren't good). Again, we don't have YOUR tastes in books. You've even claimed you don't read much from the fantasy genre so you really don't have anything to compare.

I will agree that a lot of the writers in the fantasy genre are mediocre. But you have to realize that they take a lot of influence from Tolkien or Lovecraft. Of course other works will seem mediocre when compared to the legends.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:59 PM   #971
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To say who's prose is best is a matter of taste; to say BS's prose is good is delusion. And why do you think im trying to talk you out of reading the series? I was compelled to let any poor soul who wanders in here know that ALOT of people think WoT terrible for a myriad of reasons.

I'll concede the first book or two were reasonably well writ and enjoyable; than you're smacked in the face with unreality of every fathomable facet; Comically poor depiction of political situations(NJ rand outmaneuvering masters of daeries da mar by simply refusing to participate in it), increasingly unrealistic characters(wow those aes sedai have such depths to them; RJ's grasp of the human condition is incredible), and the whole "taveren" bullshit taken in the stupidest fucking direction conceivable: omnipotence. All while quality of plot and prose plummet to oblivion.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:37 PM   #972
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I just finished Lolita by Nabokov
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:33 PM   #973
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To say who's prose is best is a matter of taste; to say BS's prose is good is delusion. And why do you think im trying to talk you out of reading the series? I was compelled to let any poor soul who wanders in here know that ALOT of people think WoT terrible for a myriad of reasons.
Again, you are perfectly entitled to YOUR opinion. But you don't need to push it onto others. Someone comes in asking about it, we'll give our opinion on it and let them take it from there. No need for you to scare someone away from something they may or may not enjoy. The series is a good series. Like every other novel in existence, there are things that could be done differently. In MY opinion, as well as ACt/Nerox/others (more people than the haters), the series is well written and sucks a person in.

Someone comes in and asks for suggestions and we give them. Whether or not they take those suggestions is up to them. We don't press someone into reading a book (seriously, at least).

It's called broadening one's horizons. You should try it sometime instead of slamming an entire genre. I would recommend Goosebumps as a start.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:01 AM   #974
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Forget it Kael - ppl. of his kind are the type of person who thinks, that their opinion is the right one, and the only one allowed.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:00 AM   #975
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Ok. What's happening here is that you obviously like Brandon Sanderson. Thus, you find it hard to accept or even consider that the quality of his prose as bad; thus, being human and such, probably had no idea what the fuck prose even meant, and while pretending you did, assumed his was good. Because you interpret reality in the most self flattering way; you like BS, so his prose must be good. Thus, you iterate nonsensical words and phrases (The difference between horrid and peotic prose is a matter of opinion? And so is evolution, yet the evidence is so insurmountable i'd as soon disbelieve my existance.) making no real argument, in an attempt to make manifest your deluded view of reality.

And to propose Sanderson's prose as good is to oppose reality(I will show you 10 critics reviews stating how terrible his writing is for every 1 you show me praising it).Than there's this fact you seem loathe to comprehend: this doesn't mean his books are bad.

Secondly, I didn't bash the genre. This goes along with your assumption that mediocre prose is equivilient to meaning a bad book and goes along with my assumption that your understanding of said word is, at the least, flawed.

And your last statement was a vain instinct to socially posture; make fun of my intellect by recommending me goosebumps, preceded by a statement that was nonsense in the guise of wisdom: purportedly conveying yourself as one of prodigious knowledge and intellect. Cool story bro.

@thebaron: Stop pretending like you have any clue what's going on around you; whereupon, by not spending your limited intellect pretending, you may actually begin understanding what's going on... See what I did there?

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