Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Taika Vinh, Jan 6, 2014.
I really enjoyed the Night Angel Trilogy so id say definitely stick with it if you can.
I'm afraid I can't. The story is okay at this point, but I feel zero connection to ANY character, and I don't even feel guilty for abandoning an entire trilogy before I'm even halfway done with the first book.
Oh I LOVED that one...
But it's not for everyone, I assume...
Currently reading Seveneves by Neil Stephenson. It's a stand alone sci-fi novel. Pretty good so far!
I'm a huge fan of Neal Stephenson. I still need to pick up both this one and Reamde.
I just finished Origin by Dan Brown and have since started This Book is Full of Spiders by David Wong.
Just started Origin yesterday (50% through) so far enjoyable if you like his books but he's definitely not changing his formula!
I have about 150 pages left in Words of Radiance (I'm thoroughly hooked and can't put it down), just in time for Oathbringer to come out tomorrow! I already pre-ordered Oathbringer so it'll show up on my kindle tomorrow once I connect to wi-fi.
I guess when you find something that practically prints money, you stick with it. But I actually felt like Origin was less involved than most of his other books. Far more straight forward with a smaller amount of puzzles to figure out.
Yeah I wouldnt complain if I was him. It does seem more intrigue and less puzzle solving than usual, still plenty of rushing about though.
Origin was ok, just finished 'Golden Age and other stories' which is Temeraire short collection. Most are dross but the Pride and Prejudice one is pretty good.
Now onto 'The Grip of Film' by Richard Ayoade.
I'm reading The Likeness by Tana French, the second in her Dublin Detective (or maybe Dublin Murder Squad?) series. Love her writing.
I'm also reading Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz. I don't love the writing so much in this one, and it's less sciency than I expected, but it's okay and I'll finish it.
I'm reading A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas. It was recommended to me by a WoT fan, and for some reason, I respect those recommendations more than some I'm listening to the audiobook and it's narrated by the lovely and talented Kate Reading
I can relate to this, Mother. I've often found myself finishing a book when I had nothing more to say than "It's okay." I hate abandoning a book, and only do it if I sincerely don't enjoy it.
Yeah, I don't think I've ever abandoned a book, even if I wasn't a big fan of it. I mean... what if it gets better? Besides, I usually am at least curious what happens next.
I just finished reading the last book of The Troy Game by Sara Douglass. I love her work and now I am sad that I read the last two in about 3 days.. I really need to finish my re-read of WoT, I am on LoC at the moment.
Oh I have no problem abandoning a book. The dog book is interesting enough to keep reading, it's just not spectacular.
I used to be unable to abandon books, which lead to me either "taking breaks" from particular books (some of which I'm still on, years later ) or I've just stopped reading books, perhaps switched to fanfic or watching tv shows instead. No good. Allowing myself to quit a book halfway through if it gets boring was wonderfully freeing.
I'm currently reading City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, after finally - after some of those years mentioned above - getting through all of the previous book. I'm (clearly) not a huge fan of the series, but it has something. I want to finish it, once and for all.
It also probably helps that I've never read a book that was that bad. There was always something there to keep my interest. If it were truly horrendous, I'd probably be able to put it down, but I read so many books based on recommendations from people who have similar tastes to mine that it hasn't really been an issue yet. If I'm only kinda enjoying it, I'll usually read another book simultaneously and alternate every 50 or 100 pages (give or take, based on chapter breaks).
I'm currently reading Oathbringer and Shadows of Self. (#2 of the Wax and Wayne series of Mistborn books) So lots of Brandon Sanderson. It wasn't the intention, but Oathbringer came out right as I was finishing Words of Radiance, so I just kept reading Stormlight Archive. Plus my friend lent me books #2 and 3 of the Wax and Wayne series, so I need to read those so I can return them.
I'd get so confused if I jumped in and out of series like that. Kudos to you for keeping it all straight
I started reading the Shannara books in chronological order (starting with Running with a Demon) over a year ago. I'm determined to finish the entire Shannara series now that I'm on Talismans of Shannara. It's dragging but I can't see myself giving up now that there are only eleven books ( ) to go. I expect Brooks' writing to improve again since he gained more writing experience through the initial work devoted to Wil, Amberle, Jarle, etc.
But, yeah, I'm not afraid to abandon a series. That's what happened with the Dresden Files. Just couldn't do it.
I abandoned Shannara less than halfway through the first book.
@Polegnyn Nemeara you say chronological order, as in timeline for the books or publishing date? I started reading Terry Brooks in high school, and I have a decent collection, my first read of his was The Elfstones of Shannara . I also like David Eddings alot.
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