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Malazan Book of the Fallen

I finished volume 10 today, "The Crippled God". It's taken me two years to read this series.

Overall, I have to give it three stars. Several of the books, particularly "Midnight Tides" and "Memories of Ice", were really marvelous. "Dust of Dreams", on the other hand, was horrible and the only reason I pushed on through it was because it was volume 9.

Once I had closed "Crippled God", all I could think was, "Could someone explain to me what just happened?" I was really shaky on it, and reading reviews I see I'm not the only one. A lot of threads were left hanging. Others were tied up in a paragraph or two for major characters not seen in at least four books.

Thing is, I really do like the world, and I have two volumes by Steven Erickson's writing partner, Ian Esslemont, which I intend to read.

I don't feel cheated or that the two years of reading were a waste. I'm just confused, but interested enough to try to find out what just went on.

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garpu
Sep. 8th, 2012 04:38 am (UTC)
Hrm. Worth getting from the library?
kishiriadgr
Sep. 8th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
I think so. It's just a huge time commitment because it's not an easy read.
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