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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I read this a couple of days after you posted this, in one sitting on a plane. It's fantastic. I've never ready anything remotely like it before.
    Read The Unconsoled as well. Not as good, but also great. Fantastic author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    The Name of the Wind
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    The Wise Man's Fear - it's moved up to being probably my favourite book series ever. Rothfuss has such a magnificent way with words. It's just full of little things to take away, and the wider narrative is genuinely absorbing. I have so many theories about what is going on. Unreliable narrators are fantastic.
    Come on lad, you criticised Code Geass for being too adolescent and then post this. Jesus christ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Read The Unconsoled as well. Not as good, but also great. Fantastic author.
    Yeah I'll definitely read more of his stuff at some point.

    Now reading Pachinko and Little Fires Everywhere. Things Fall Apart is on the list too. Loading up the list for a beach holiday at the start of September.


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    The Grapes of Wrath

    A masterpiece!

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    Read The Poppy War last month. **** gets seriously brutal the last third or so.
    fade, made to fade
    passion's overrated anyway

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    Love The Dark Tower series.

    Just gets better as it goes on.

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    Reckon Iíd like it? Iíve always been a bit meh about King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Love The Dark Tower series.

    Just gets better as it goes on.
    1-4 does, 5, 6, 7 has its moments but isn’t as good IMO.

    FMD though, 4 is so ****ing good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Reckon I’d like it? I’ve always been a bit meh about King.
    Yeah don't see why not tbh. First one is a bit unmemorable but after that it gets pretty bonkers and compelling.

    If you like the idea of a western/horror/fantasy mashup then go for it.

    Like Athlai says the 4th is particularly great.

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    The first one has an ATG opening line. And then another bad ass line right near the end. But is fairly short overall. Could probably do it in one sitting.

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    So i consider it a source of embarrassment as a keen reader, in my 30s, of English nationality that Iíve never tackled Discworld

    Iím going to start putting that right, and would welcome thoughts on the best reading order. Iíve been browsing some bits and pieces about it and seem to get various views. The general steer seems to be donít go chronological which plays havoc with my OCD for this sort of thing but there you go.

    Obviously Magrat is a big fan, any others? And if so Iíd welcome your thoughts on reading order

    Many thanks, your friendly neighbourhood GIMH

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    I've always steered clear purely due to the sheer volume of them, far too much to sink into. Like you, the idea of not going chronological (in Discworld time, not release date) kills me. Did it that way with the Sharpe books and I'm glad I did, even if there was a noticeable drop in writing quality half way through when I got to his first attempts at a book.
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    Yeah definitely don't go chronological, the first couple are some of the weakest. Once you know what characters you like then you can read those ones in their order.

    Mort and Small Gods are good places to start but I would go with Guards Guards, its excellent in its own right but its also very much a first in the series as its your introduction to Vimes and the watch.
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    Just read Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Bloody hell it is quite something. Was about half way though before I was sure I actually liked and it really is extraordinarily violent but by the end I was totally won over. I hardly ever read fantasy these days but this is something completely different whilst still actually being a fantasy book, not just literary fiction with some fantastical elements.



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