Where are you in Fantasyland? June 2019
Liity LibraryThingin jäseneksi, niin voit kirjoittaa viestin.
Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.
About 20% into it right now, and so far it is very... "YA" in the more pejorative "not much fun for adult readers" sense. Lots of "no one will tell our hero what the hell is going on, so he spends most of the first part of the book fumbling around with no clear goal and complaining every page or two about how little he knows what's going on", combined with "our hero dealing with bullies" and "our hero goes to school so the author can quote the teacher's entire lesson as she info-dumps the geo-political landscape of the world". I'm pretty ready for this stage of the story to be done and the inevitable crisis event that sets him on adventures to kick in.
Meanwhile I finished off No Quarter. I was surprised how much it and Fifth Quarter were really one story split into two volumes. It was beach reading fluff but enjoyable beach reading fluff. I do admit to loosing track of some of the characters along the way.
Noting also, 'Memory Sorrow and Thorn' is a product of its time (1990-ish) and will require forgiveness on that score, too. His sequel trilogy he's releasing now is apparently proving much more contemporary.
Next up is The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2018 edited by C. C. Finlay.
Now it remains to be seen if he can actually finish a trilogy in just three books for a change, lol.