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July 4th, 2008, 20:12
Just finished the Chronicles of the Black Company omnibus by Glen Cook, and I was pretty pleased by it. It starts particularly strong, with a very interesting and gritty world. While that dark edge diminishes somewhat in the later books the characters remain very appealing throughout. I'll be sure to give his other stuff a try.

I'm about halfway into Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I'm mostly liking it, but the device of frequently jumping backwards/forwards in time to tell the story just doesn't do it for me. It feels a little artificial, a way to suggest layers/intricacies without actually supplying them. Or something like that, not sure if I can describe it. Still- a better than average fantasy adventure, all in all, I'll definitely read to the end. I'm not surprised to learn that it has been optioned for a movie, either, it would be a natural fit.

Once I've finished this I'm hoping to try either The Blade Itself or the first Malazan book, I've heard positive things about both.
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