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Re: Joe Abercrombie

Post by Duff » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:06 am

Levied Troop wrote:Hetz* lent me 'The Blade Itself' and I haven't enjoyed a fantasy novel so much in years, in fact I'd mostly given up on them. Familiar tropes but done well and a nice sprinkling of humour.

The bad thing is that as I finished the book, I decided to give this iBooks thing a go. Did you know you can just download books at the touch of a button and start reading them immediately? Damn clever this new technology. Now starting 'Last Argument of Kings' - my painting time is fucked and my bank balance may be going the same way.


* the man's a pusher but he gives good shit.


The bald chimp was the one who got me hooked on Abercrombie as well.

Re: Joe Abercrombie

Post by EnglishRed » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:38 pm

I'm a big fan, and have been since being introduced to The Blade Itself. Heroes is one of the best fantasy novels I've ever read. And one of the best novels set in and around a single battle as well.

I recently read Half a War. That series has been fun as well.

Re: Joe Abercrombie

Post by Levied Troop » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:08 pm

Hetz* lent me 'The Blade Itself' and I haven't enjoyed a fantasy novel so much in years, in fact I'd mostly given up on them. Familiar tropes but done well and a nice sprinkling of humour.

The bad thing is that as I finished the book, I decided to give this iBooks thing a go. Did you know you can just download books at the touch of a button and start reading them immediately? Damn clever this new technology. Now starting 'Last Argument of Kings' - my painting time is fucked and my bank balance may be going the same way.


* the man's a pusher but he gives good shit.

Re: Joe Abercrombie

Post by TheImp » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:41 pm

Reading Red Country now. It's decent. Abercrombie is still moralizing about the futility of heroism. I was hoping he got that out of his system in The Heroes. The Celt/Native American mashup of his Ghosts doesn't work for me either. I'm still recommending the series to friends and family.

Re: Joe Abercrombie

Post by geronimo » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:23 pm

Ohh for an unlimited pot of spare cash, they'd be straight onto the bookshelf :froth:

Re: Joe Abercrombie

Post by blackfly » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:10 pm

1st Editions, Signed, for charity

http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/thejoeabercrombie

Re: Joe Abercrombie

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Re: Joe Abercrombie

Post by Bowen » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:38 am

blackfly wrote:http://www.firstlawcomic.com/page/1/

Image

The art isn't really doing much for me. I don't really like the imagining of Logen so far, even though I'm only about 5 pages in.

Academically, Its cool to see the project serialized though I guess. I'm glad someone is doing it.
I just would have liked to have seen it more like Gareth Hinds' Beowulf in style. --edit, or maybe even Frank Miller's 300, come to think of it.


Surely they are trolling and that is really Jezal ...

Re: Joe Abercrombie

Post by Cosmotiger » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:01 pm

I always pictured Logen as looking something like the actor that played Hagrid in Harry Potter, but more psychotic. Older, and bulky, fast if necessary, but still sort of shambling. Not young and wiry. :?

Re: Joe Abercrombie

Post by geronimo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:40 am

Yarp, read/skimmed a lot further. Very poor, as Vic and Bob would say.

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