Found all 13 (I think) books in the series at a flea market for about $40 over a year ago and bought them. Finished with the first 3 so far and about 100 pages into the 4th one. Anyone else familiar with this fantasy series? The first one took a little while for me to get into, but I'm fully immersed at this point. The second one has been my favorite so far, but they have all had great moments. Sanderson writes with a lot of detail, but not enough to bore you like G.R.R. Martin sometimes can. I actually picked up the series because I needed a fantasy fix while waiting for the next GoT book to come out.
I played (and finished) a first person 'shooter' based on those books years ago. I believe it ran on the original Unreal engine. Game CD is sitting right behind me as a matter of fact. 1998 says the copyright... ...wow, almost 20 years ago.
To Protect and Sever - Baton courtesy, service with a smile
I was big into this series, back in the day, and at one point I'd lost all hope that it would ever be completed... and then the original author (Robert Jordan) got sick and died. However, the torch was picked up by another author (Brandon Sanderson - who, btw, is my new favorite author) and the series was completed, and completed well, true to the original author's voice. I was actually at the launch event for the final book, and thus have a signed/numbered book.
The books up to number six are excellent, the late-middle books get slow (book 10 in particular is a slogfest), and the last few done by Sanderson are excellent again.
Overall, well worth completing the series as a whole, if you can make it through the slower books that is.
BT: I guess I came to the wrong place for those...
Aug 13, 2017 22:04:20 GMT
Ronhel: Yeah no brains left here
Aug 14, 2017 19:53:26 GMT
Cop: My brain is in my penis, it sucks right out, go on, give it a try...
Aug 16, 2017 19:16:27 GMT
Cop: I asked a Chinese girl for her number. She said, "Sex! Sex! Sex! Free sex tonight!" I said, "Wow!" Then her friend said, "She means 666-3629."
Oct 21, 2017 17:27:06 GMT
Zombie: So did you get the free sex?
Oct 23, 2017 1:18:04 GMT
Ronhel: We all want to know??
Oct 23, 2017 16:57:20 GMT
Cop: There is no such thing as free sex.
Oct 24, 2017 16:17:42 GMT
sj: Not true for all men, such as the actor who plays Thor (Hemsworth?). Last time I went to a movie, the Thor trailer was playing and the girls sitting one row over were having a conversation about him.
Oct 24, 2017 21:00:28 GMT
Ronhel: They talked about him so that was free sex? Damn I'm missing something here.
Oct 29, 2017 17:39:43 GMT
sj: Sure, they talked about how sexy they think he is - about his arms, etc. Seems to common regarding famous Actors, singers, sports pros, etc. Don't think good looks are required tho - they seem to throw themselves at men who they perceive as alpha males.
Nov 2, 2017 18:59:24 GMT
sj: Ironically, Hemsworth (or his character) talks about this topic (women throwing themselves at him) in one of the movies (Rush) he starred in.
Nov 2, 2017 19:01:47 GMT
Cop: Harvey Weinstein is currently paying for all that supposedly free sex he got in the '90s. Spacey's too. Like I said, no such thing as free sex.
Nov 5, 2017 15:46:47 GMT
sj: Certainly, if a man messes around too much with many women and especially if he abuses his position, it'll probably come back to bite him. I never meant to say or imply that there are some men who can do anything they want.
Nov 5, 2017 19:07:26 GMT
Svperstar: I ordered pizza last week and it got here in like 25 minutes, later I got an email that said "Sorry you pizza was so late here is a code for a free pizza on us". Score.
Jun 25, 2018 1:37:23 GMT
Svperstar: Daylight savings time turned the alarm on my phone off. Come on Samsung, the S9+ is a "flagship" You can do better then that.
Nov 5, 2018 16:16:21 GMT