Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Piobaire, Dec 5, 2010.
boss gonna be away tomorrow. office all alone. i plan on catching up.
Are you sure you're Jewish?
positive. why do you ask?
I thought Jews were the boss.
drawing a blank, which scene is this?
The kid who had the crossbow bolt through his leg and asked the soldier to carry him after he was asked if he could walk. He received "needle" through his throat as a result.
Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler!
He was the kid Arya called "Gendry" since he had the helmet near him.
That show is progressing ok and has a lot of trashy/funny moment (it's the new Rome) but I'm afraid the books are pure wankery with the plot taking forever to advance and the number of characters growing exponentially (fantasy writing is usually awful because writers have no sense of rythm), am I wrong and does the plot advance at a quicker pace than I would expect? In other words do the zombiewhatever start attacking soon? Does that blond dragon chick get back on the continent to kick ass? Does Arya (sp) start taking an active role in the war? etc.
no. you're correct. it's five books and the zombies haven't started attacking yet and the dragon lady is stuck abroad and probably wont come to the continent for another two books
See, fantasy is plot-based but, a few exceptions aside, fantasy writers dunno how to handle plot and pace it in the worst way possible (commercial reasons certainly play a role, once you have a hit you can milk it your whole career). I hope they almost entirely discard the books and plot this like a real series.
Book 4 was originally supposed to start with Dany arriving in Westeros, but Martin managed to hold that off for two whole books and, given where we last saw Dany, there's probably at least one more book before that happens.
Book 4 drags like a motherfucker, although there is some very good writing. I'm hooked on these damn books now but I certainly recognize the pacing problem.
cough wheel of time cough
LOTR had the best pacing of any fantasy novel.
Wheel of time...
Trilogies generally have good pacing. Epic and drawn out series' are such a bore to read after the first 2-3 books (Sword of Truth, Forgotten Realms, etc).
I'm afraid that my new favorite, The Way of Kings, book 1 of the Stormlight Archives will devolve into similarly mind numbingly slow pacing and ridiculous expansion in the number of characters. However, Sanderson (Mistborn Trilogy) is a better writer than most I've encountered, so here's to hoping.
Yes, but LOTR is written like how you'd tell a story about going to the store and dropping off a ring to get it re-sized. Including the songs that you sing for some reason along the way.
Yeah LoTR is great but it is the one by which all other are measured. Not that I have read that many, as I mentionned in the fantasy I like Elric.
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