I'm about to start Malazan. Any tips?

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I'm about to start Malazan. Any tips?

#1 Post by kikkonomicon » 24 Apr 2012 21:40

I made two attempts before, but stopped after about 200 pages both times. This time, I'm reading it and am really enjoying it. Can anyone give me some context about the story?

Unrelated, but I really want to read ASoIaF. I read the first four years ago and loved it, but wanted to wait until it was confirmed the final book would be released before continuing. Does the first book of Wheel of Time stand alone well? I'd want to read the first, but the series doesn't sound like it'll hold my interest enough to make it through 13(?) books.

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Re: I'm about to start Malazan. Any tips?

#2 Post by t.a.j. » 24 Apr 2012 23:47

Yes, don't.
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Re: I'm about to start Malazan. Any tips?

#3 Post by T3hOverlord » 25 Apr 2012 00:03

it was hard for maybe 200 pages then after that it was good and awesome and there werent any questions anymore


EDIT: if you want to read WoT, just read the first 3, they form a nice story arc and are pretty decent, after them the story gets really shitty and drags on

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Re: I'm about to start Malazan. Any tips?

#4 Post by Midnight » 25 Apr 2012 17:24

T3hOverlord wrote:after them the story gets really shitty and drags on
I have to disagree here. Sometimes it does drag indeed, however, the whole impression of the series is indescribable.

At least try the first three books, which are more or less adventurous and then you'll see if you like the change of pace or not.

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#5 Post by wade-newb » 25 Apr 2012 19:45

Concentrate, have patience. Steven Erikson delivers. Steven Erikson is good.
He's like the noire filmmaker of fantasy.
I can't think of anything clever to put here.

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#6 Post by Dragon Guardian » 30 May 2012 15:43

wade-newb wrote:Concentrate, have patience. Steven Erikson delivers. Steven Erikson is good.
He's like the noire filmmaker of fantasy.
This. Erikson is a a master at what he does. The story is very complex and requires patience, but the rewards are well worth it. Just don't expect any quick resolutions.

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