Joe Abercrombie

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Postby Skipp » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:53 pm

never read any - whats a good place to start?
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Postby Duff » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:58 pm

He's only written 6 books, so start at the beginning, The Blade Itself.
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Postby Blackie's Left Boot » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:40 pm

Duff wrote: The world he's created is just background, his books are about the characters, perception vs reality, free will vs determinism.


I love all that stuff too, but there are plenty of other 'real world' novels if that's all you're after. I just reckon The First Law had the balance spot on between human condition musings and adult low fantasy.

'Low fantasy' works better than 'no fantasy' for me. Would the standalone books work without leaning on the world-building he undertook in the trilogy? Probably not IMO.
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Postby Duff » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:21 pm

Blackie's Left Boot wrote:Would the standalone books work without leaning on the world-building he undertook in the trilogy? Probably not IMO.


Fair point, but then I got the distinct impression that the only reason the magic was in the first trilogy was so he could have a pop at the genre conventions. Since he's done that now, and the stand alone stories don't need the magic for the plots to work, he's largely dropped them. That makes his books all the more original and worth reading imo.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie

Postby blackfly » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:48 pm

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

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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.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie

Postby geronimo » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:59 pm

blackfly wrote:The art isn't really doing much for me.


First thought, on seeing the top panel...oh, nice, a GN version of...then I saw the detail pics. Disappointing, to say the least :(
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Re: Joe Abercrombie

Postby Duff » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:32 pm

Yeah, first image is great, but that is NOT The Bloody Nine.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie

Postby frank Xerox » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:36 pm

You have to be realistic about these things.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie

Postby Badger Loving Fluffster » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:54 pm

Far too young for a start

Nice idea, wrong imagery
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Re: Joe Abercrombie

Postby Badger Loving Fluffster » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:06 pm

Badger Loving Fluffster wrote:Far too young for a start

Nice idea, wrong imagery


Actually, reading on a bit there is a lot of really good stuff in this. Decent interpretation. But still not Logan
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