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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmark View Post
    Soooo.... I just started on Glen Cook's Black Company series.

    It's so dark. So grim. So gritty. So relentless... And I LOVE IT!
    I've never read anything quite like it. And if Martin is known to be merciless. Cook are superior to him, in my opinion.


    I like "dark." I will check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionDen View Post
    I like "dark." I will check it out.
    It's written in a style I've never read before. It's like reading someones diary. He does not waste time by describing stuff that's not important. So you don't get endless pages of describing how a forest looks, or how for that matter how people look etc. if they are not important to the story. All persons in the book have nicknames, like Silent, Goblin, Raven, Candy, One-Eye. This is a bit hard to get used to at first, but there is a reason for this. The nicknames are used because these people are mercenaries, so real names and past does not mean anything. Besides, if a magician knows your real name, he can hurt you, so it's better just to use a nickname.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmark View Post
    It's written in a style I've never read before. It's like reading someones diary. He does not waste time by describing stuff that's not important. So you don't get endless pages of describing how a forest looks, or how for that matter how people look etc. if they are not important to the story. All persons in the book have nicknames, like Silent, Goblin, Raven, Candy, One-Eye. This is a bit hard to get used to at first, but there is a reason for this. The nicknames are used because these people are mercenaries, so real names and past does not mean anything. Besides, if a magician knows your real name, he can hurt you, so it's better just to use a nickname.
    I have read books written like diaries. I do like them. You are right, they are to the point and can sometimes give more detail to just one thing than a little since there are details for everything else.

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    Just finished the first book in Glen Cook's Black Company series. Time to start on book number 2



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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmark View Post
    Just finished the first book in Glen Cook's Black Company series. Time to start on book number 2


    You are certainly getting through these quickly.

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    ^^ A book about 300 pages I read in a couple of days mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmark View Post
    ^^ A book about 300 pages I read in a couple of days mostly.
    Still a lot but you must really get into them

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionDen View Post
    Still a lot but you must really get into them
    Yeah, some books go quick, depending on my mood and the story in the book offcourse.

    I usually take a book with me outside whenever I am grabbing a smoke. I can easily read like 20 pages during a smokebreak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmark View Post
    Yeah, some books go quick, depending on my mood and the story in the book offcourse.

    I usually take a book with me outside whenever I am grabbing a smoke. I can easily read like 20 pages during a smokebreak.
    I definitely have to check them out. What should I start with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionDen View Post
    I definitely have to check them out. What should I start with?
    I really recomment The Black Company series. It's so dark and vile.

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