Author Topic: Dear Jim  (Read 7008 times)

Offline Fcrate

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Re: Dear Jim
« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2018, 11:47:17 PM »
I'd like to see more fire, really. Harry used to be a bit of a pyromaniac. Maybe he'll make a flame ring that absorbs his body heat over time, or even converts kinetic energy if he doesn't want the ring to be perpetually cold, then unleash it in a huge, unexpected rain of FIRE!!!!
Ah, the sweet red rose. Burn baby burn
هل أخذت الغاب مثلي منزلاً دون القصور
فتتبعت السواقي وتسلقت الصخور
هل تحممت بعطره وتنشفت بنور
وشربت الفجر خمراً من كؤوس من أثير

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Re: Dear Jim
« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2018, 08:02:28 PM »
The style hasnít really changed. Itís still the exact same format and structure for every one of the stories. The main character is just dealing with larger scale stories now. But, the book structure itself is still the exact same paint by numbers formula. One change that I like is less of the ďlook at me be a private eyeĒ stuff. That was his hook early on, but itís served its purpose and the story moved passed it. His writing is better than it used to be, but itís still not good.

As far as fans ďsticking ď with it, thatís not really needed. If waiting is too much, just forget the series till the 2030s and, if youíre still alive then, take the opportunity to see if Butcher ever finished that series you used to read. If he has, you can read them. :)

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Re: Dear Jim
« Reply #77 on: June 01, 2018, 09:38:50 PM »
I canít wait for Peace Talks.

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Re: Dear Jim
« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2018, 07:01:15 PM »
I canít wait for Peace Talks.

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Yeah, I donít mind waiting, either. Right now, Iím listening to audiobooks of the Malazan series. Fantasy fans have probably already read it, but I hadnít read a lot of fantasy in the past. If anyone hasnít read it, I highly recommended it. The first book can be a bit of a chore, but every book gets better and better. And, I believe, the series is done. Iím near the end of book eight of ten now. The books are also pretty long, with the audio versions being 42+ hours each. I listen to them at night when my husband snores.  ;D

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Re: Dear Jim
« Reply #79 on: June 08, 2018, 03:50:28 AM »
I know it's been ages but damn if this book is a series highlight (which says so much given how good this series is) then th wait will be worth it.

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Re: Dear Jim
« Reply #80 on: June 08, 2018, 02:52:29 PM »
I know it's been ages but damn if this book is a series highlight (which says so much given how good this series is) then th wait will be worth it.

I'm trying to temper my expectations, because I find that any level of hype before a long-awaited installment leads to a letdown. I am hoping for an installment that reintroduces Harry to the larger supernatural community beyond Winter, seeing some old faces, and Harry having to balance being a dad and boyfriend with being a wizard and the Winter Knight. Which should be exactly what we're getting.

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Re: Dear Jim
« Reply #81 on: June 09, 2018, 02:07:41 AM »
I think in the next book we will get a lot more of the old harry. there was just so much fall out from chances that it has taken harry time to find his footing....I am betting that we will be seeing a lot of harry being a dad in peace talks along with a milt down of the supernatural community.
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Re: Dear Jim
« Reply #82 on: June 09, 2018, 06:15:37 PM »
If he writes them for the next twenty years and never completes them i'll still be happier than if he F@*)s it up by cutting it too short though. I've seen series ruined by trying to crunch a story into the allotted books and failing. *cough*inheritance cycle*cough*
Even Sanderson has fallen for this one. Anyone else read The Reckoners? It was good until the last book, and then it seemed like he forgot he had to finish the series until about half way through so he crammed it all together and didn't read back over it.
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