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Offline BountyHunter

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New reader here
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:05:54 PM »
I was wondering if I should read in publication order, or would it be ok if I went in a chronological reading order, slotting the comics and short stories in where the fit in the timeline?

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Re: New reader here
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 09:01:30 PM »
Surely somebody must have an opinion?

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Re: New reader here
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 09:51:45 PM »
I had started with Dead Beat because it was the end display I saw when I discovered the series, but I'd recommend just starting with Storm front and reading in order.

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Re: New reader here
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 02:13:11 AM »
Read in publication order. The short stories aren't important to read within the timeline. They'd be something cool to read later and realize "Ah! So that's what he meant there!"
Only. I'd stop at Changes (book 12) and start reading the short stories and comics.
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Re: New reader here
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 10:34:13 PM »
Read in publication order. The short stories aren't important to read within the timeline. They'd be something cool to read later and realize "Ah! So that's what he meant there!"
Only. I'd stop at Changes (book 12) and start reading the short stories and comics.

I am going to agree with this as the best option.  Sure you could read them all in Chronological order but it would mean a lot more switching of books.  If you are between books and in the mood for a short story or 2 go ahead and read some of the ones you are past but otherwise would not worry about it until well into the series.  Plus the series really gets going after the first few books so good to get past those.  I actually started with book 10 small favor as I wanted something to listen to in the car and the book on CD version was being sold on clearance.  It was a bit confusing jumping in at book 10 but still really enjoyed it so I went back and read 1-9 then listened to 10 a second time and enjoyed it even more. :)

Sorry it took a bit to get responses.  I think more of us hang out over in the spoiler section as we have read all the books that are currently out.  I do try to remember to check in over here from time to time however.

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Re: New reader here
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 01:06:09 PM »
Just don't read the short stories ahead of books that take place earlier. The Shorts frequently address the fallout from major plot events and tend to be loaded with potential spoilers.

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Re: New reader here
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 11:01:00 PM »
Especially don't read "Aftermath" and "Bombshells" before BK12.
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