Discussion in 'Brandon Sanderson' started by Thaddius al'Guy, Aug 7, 2019.
WEEK SIX: Chapters 13-16
uhhh whoops! It's Thursday! I thought it was Wednesday all day today.
I thought yesterday was Thursday all day, so
Gonna start chap 13 on my way home tonight!
Shoot I read a bunch this morning and had thoughts I wanted to post later but now I don't have time. I read up to the first couple chapters in Part 3.
Oh! I remember what some of it was. We get to the part where we learn more (but not much) about Sazed!
And atium. And Kelsier. And Inquisitors.
This is a huge part, just skimmed it quickly.
Yeah, now we get to the infodump parts, but one of Sandersons strengths is to explain such things in a non-boring way
I always felt he had a cinematic flare, or maybe that his prose wasn’t so dense that it wasn’t too hard to figure it out
It's really not dense. I like how he explains things in conversations by having characters ask questions to get information.
Ok so I read up to Ch. 26 but I don't think this really spoils anything. It's super annoying how trusting and instantly in love with Elend Vin is. My god, girl, you barely know him.
I couldn't help it, I liked them.
I like them, too. I think she falls quick bc he's kind to her and one of the first things he says to her is against how nobles treat the Skaa. Impressionable young girls eat that stuff up.
He's Good™, though, and I enjoy them together.
Isn't his first appearance literally him at a ball, but reading books off to the side instead of participating in the social event? I'm not there yet but I can't remember.
Yes, it was in last week's chapters, I believe.
Ahhh, first love and all that.
I've been a bad boy. I'm two weeks behind because I've been super lazy. Been trying to stay on top of it, but LIFE. Know what I mean, vern?
You're BEHIND? How dare! Browns never fall behind on read-alongs.
*flips to next page and it's the start of ch.7*
Yeah, she's 16 so I get it, but I just want to shake her a little bit.
Hey @Stephen Lightheart How's the reading coming along?
Yeah, it is a bit stereotypical that Vin instantly fall in love with the first male person to be nice to her. But then, she hasn't really had that many male people be nice to her...
Well, he isn't the FIRST male person to be nice to her. Lestabournes (forgive me if I'm spelling it wrong. I'm listening, not reading), not to mention Kal, Ham, Dox....
Yeah, but he's the only guy closest to her age, I think which makes a world of difference.
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