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« on: July 23, 2017, 02:47:38 pm »
Collecting reviews:

The Wertzone ****
Pat's Fantasy Hotlist 9/10
Bakkerfans (mrganondorf)
A Sky of Books and Movies 9/10 (Thanks again, Jeroen, great read!)

Post any others you may find in this thread and I'll update this post. Cheers!
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 03:52:10 pm »
Here's my review, the first 6 1/2 books are primer so you can understand with such clarity how fucked everyone is after the events of the last 1/2 book.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 09:25:55 am »
Mystery denotes darkness

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 01:51:39 pm »
What a great name for a website
One of the other conditions of possibility.

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 11:24:20 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 11:33:10 am »
Thanks, profgrape. You definitely just sent me down the rabbit hole of review reading.

Divisive, to say the least ;).
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 10:56:20 am »
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 11:15:26 am »
A new one at:

http://frigidreads.blogspot.nl/2017/08/the-unholy-consult-by-r-scott-bakker.html

frigid's a friend and I pushed Scott Bakker pretty hard at him.  He's got a fairly broad body of reviews so you may find a fair amount of interest there.

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 01:53:55 pm »
That's great, CC. I've always enjoyed Frigid's reviews.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 05:02:58 am »
Where are the 10/10s? Reviewers have no balls anymore honestly. They find one thing they dont like personally and bring it down to sound smarter. Lets see these reviews reviewed in 5 years and see how bad they aged compared to the holy consult

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 06:30:51 am »
frigid has reminded me I didn't have to push that hard to get him to read Bakker (the benefits of having good taste cred).  That's true, I didn't need to, but I did.

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 10:06:01 am »
Here's my review before I post (a portion or a version of it) on Amazon etc. No spoilers.

'He alone had been divided against himself.'

I did not so much read The Unholy Consult as be engulfed by it. I could describe the revelation-upon-cliffhanger feeling that made hundreds of pages vanish in what seemed only moments. I could talk about putting the book down frequently to think about what the ideas meant for my own life. I could talk about the depth of concept, both literary and philosophical.

The truth is - this book was very healing for me. Proya's reflections were an important part of helping me come back from my own awful choices - not Ordealmen awful - but damaging in my own world. It quieted my mind and helped me in ways the author may never know. It was like reading The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe, where the concepts were as significant as the plot.

I found the ending deeply satisfying, because - as with the The Prince of Nothing trilogy - it provoked feelings I had not expected. Some of the most frightening words in the series became, to me, deeply sad once I beheld their origin.

Some secrets were now in plain sight, and to others we were blinded. As in life.

An exciting and rewarding read.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 10:10:06 am by AWallis »

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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 05:21:52 pm »
That's great, AWallis.
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 09:56:26 am »
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 12:50:39 pm »
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