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The third book in Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen. I don't know about you, but I like this series more and more. Like book two, it's less almost... wacky than the first book, but again, it's better. It's super grim. War is terrible, for either side, no matter who wins. Seems almost silly, put that way, but there's no glory to be found in the battles here. Cannibal metaphors made literal--one of fantasy's strong suits. (The literal, not the cannibal.) "Comic relief" characters have never been so necessary as in this book. Fortunately Erikson's are very funny. And of course much more than just comic relief. I'm still impressed with the writing, which is amazingly good considering how quickly it must have been written. These are notably long books, and he's written ten of them in thirteen years.
Date:April 13th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
Very intereresting reading. thx

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