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Introduce Yourself / Greetings!
« on: May 26, 2020, 03:12:49 am »
Hello everyone,

Big fan of Bakker. I found the first trilogy at Value Village and saw that it was compared to G. R. R. Martin, and thought I would give it a try. I had read all the books from The Song of Ice and Fire at that point (I think, Dancing with Dragons) and thought this was be an interesting delve. I realized when I got to Esmenet's encounter with the Shrial Knight who shot black seed that I had definitely stumbled upon something vastly different than anything I had ever read. Needless to say I was hooked. Obviously I was caught up in Kellhus and really tried to like him the way I would most (anti)hero characters.
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In a masochistic sort of way, I think, I have found possibly the greatest fiction I have ever read. The world is unreal in its creation, the concepts I could talk about for hours, the brutality and the love, the twisting of our common conceptions of good and evil; everything makes Martin's work look like easy school reading for children. I am about a third the way through The White Luck Warrior audiobook, first the time I ever decided to cough up and spend money on listening to some old dude attempt to moan sexually like a woman. Worth it. I am catching a ton of plot points I missed before (admittedly I am a stoner, and sometimes the combination does not make for great reading comprehension).

I cannot wait for the next series. I have given up any childish hopes that this will end good. Good in the way of Sanderson, or Howard, or Donaldson.
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Anyways, that is my background with Bakker, I do plan on exploring his other publications, as well. I am glad to be a part of this community and I hope to learn a thing or two from other people's insights.


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