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  Cerrinea
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Well idk about the forum admins (and good luck with finding one), but I am not cool with the "that's what she said" jokes.
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Cerrinea wrote:
Well idk about the forum admins (and good luck with finding one), but I am not cool with the "that's what she said" jokes.


And now I know, so will not do them again on the forum. My apologies.
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Reepicheep wrote:
The thing that's holding me back is the length. Don't get me wrong, I love long books, but they need to be good enough to deserve the length.


Read it...I promise its worth it, the story isn't 5 books, its 1 book in 5 parts thus far with 2 more coming.
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^ Oh, I will for sure. It just has to be when I'm in the mood for reading five 700+ page books. I'm a slow reader, so it's always quite the endeavour for me.
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Makes sense, I think that is a challenge for anyone.

How open to the audiobooks are you?
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The only times I've really listened to audiobooks are when I'm sick with the flu or something. I don't mind them, but I prefer reading a book. You can pause at parts, back track etc.
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Reepicheep wrote:
The only times I've really listened to audiobooks are when I'm sick with the flu or something. I don't mind them, but I prefer reading a book. You can pause at parts, back track etc.


I love physical books better as well, but the audiobooks for this set are actually really great and its the only reason I recommend them.
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Speaking of good audiobooks, most of the Series of Unfortunate Events audiobooks are narrated by Tim Curry and are absolutely wonderful. They were great to listen to on long road trips when I was a kid.
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sorry to keep ringing the bell for GOT, but I don't know if you would like it Reepicheep.

While Romance, as in the litterary sense of the word and not dating, is a big part of it, it's also pretty ugh, anti chivalrous, I'd guess you say. In particular the character of Sandor Clegane who hates knights and gets angry whenever anyone calls him one. When a knight accidently calls him "ser" he says, "f*** your Ser!"

One of the central themes of the series is about deconstructing the medieval fantasy. All the beautiful and noble people and knights are evil and ruthless killers or treacherous schemers, or else they are truly good and honorable and they suffer and die for it and are mocked for being naive and stupid. The "heroes" of the story are all social outcasts, most of them physically deformed in some way, who challenge the medieval conventions of what a hero is.
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... That actually just wants to make me read it more. Damn it, I can't afford to get into another series at the moment. But, but, maybe just one ...
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@GrandMaster: I used to love A Series of Unfortunate Events when I was younger!

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sorry to keep ringing the bell for GOT, but I don't know if you would like it Reepicheep.

While Romance, as in the litterary sense of the word and not dating, is a big part of it, it's also pretty ugh, anti chivalrous, I'd guess you say. In particular the character of Sandor Clegane who hates knights and gets angry whenever anyone calls him one. When a knight accidently calls him "ser" he says, "f*** your Ser!"

One of the central themes of the series is about deconstructing the medieval fantasy. All the beautiful and noble people and knights are evil and ruthless killers or treacherous schemers, or else they are truly good and honorable and they suffer and die for it and are mocked for being naive and stupid. The "heroes" of the story are all social outcasts, most of them physically deformed in some way, who challenge the medieval conventions of what a hero is.


*sigh* I'm sure I can still like GoT. I'm open to different types of story-telling. I do wish though, that the chivalric romance genre wasn't basically dead. There's always some annoying twist. Either it's a parody, a politically correct revisionist thing, darker (i.e. more realistic), or whatever. Well, I'll just have to get writing and change this. Cool
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If you decide to read them, Reep, I have a feeling you'll latch right onto Brienne.
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^ I'll keep that in mind.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
If you decide to read them, Reep, I have a feeling you'll latch right onto Brienne.


Who doesn't.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
If you decide to read them, Reep, I have a feeling you'll latch right onto Brienne.


Who doesn't.


Heartless people?
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