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The Night Angel Trilogy
« on: August 19, 2009, 07:40:46 PM »
http://www.timewastersguide.com/review/1692/The-Night-Angel-Trilogy

Yes I know it's been a long time since I posted a review. So sue me. Summer was crazy busy.
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Re: The Night Angel Trilogy
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 08:33:18 PM »
I tried reading book 1 of this series, and found it bleh. Of course I have just read Abercrombie, which is full of assassins and mercs. of the highest quality. Maybe that made Weeks' stuff dull for me.
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Re: The Night Angel Trilogy
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 11:23:29 PM »
I tried reading book 1 of this series, and found it bleh. Of course I have just read Abercrombie, which is full of assassins and mercs. of the highest quality. Maybe that made Weeks' stuff dull for me.

I agree that Weeks' prose cannot compare to a writer of Abercrombie's caliber. And the story is more your mainstream fantasy kind of stuff, so it was a little more fluffy. But I found it a lot easier to handle because the characters were more likable and weren't as gloomy as Abercrombie's stories. The series does get better in the second book.
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Re: The Night Angel Trilogy
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 01:55:49 AM »
I read the first book as well and only barely managed to slog through to the end.  I think I'm  a lot more sensitive to the bad (IMO) melodrama that the book is soaked in.  I very much wish the characters had been developed...at all.

Reading it was very much like listening to my son and his 12 year old friends engage in a 'you know what would be cool...?' session after watching 6 graphically violent films in a row while pickling themselves in Mountain Dew. 

I give it a fairly vigorous 'Bleh' as opposed to Bookstore guy's rather timid 'bleh.'
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Re: The Night Angel Trilogy
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 03:41:24 AM »
But I found it a lot easier to handle because the characters were more likable and weren't as gloomy as Abercrombie's stories.

It's easy to like someone you don't know anything about  :P.  Paper thin development doesn't do it for me.  However I can see the place a fluffy, popcorn fantasy novel like this series can fill.

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Re: The Night Angel Trilogy
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2009, 03:37:40 PM »
I read the first book a few months ago and it drew me right in. I liked the writing style of weeks and the characters grew on me quickly. I bought the remaining two books and will start them as soon as I finish what I'm currently reading.

Great review Nessa  :)

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Re: The Night Angel Trilogy
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009, 07:53:14 PM »
I just finished reading the first book. I liked it i agree that maybe there shouldbe more character development but other than that i wasnt to dissapointed. Course ive never read any of abercrombies stuff so... anyways im holding out final judgement when i finish the trilogy.
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Re: The Night Angel Trilogy
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 07:55:08 PM »
Question. is there a forum for the book called Lies of Locke Lamora if so please let me know thanks =)
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Re: The Night Angel Trilogy
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 08:07:53 PM »
Use the search function next time, please. Just searching "Locke Lamora" showed that there's only one dedicated thread, and it's for Nessa's review of the book. The mods may have a problem with you using it for a discussion of the book, but only because it's such an old topic. Start a new one and if they have a problem with it they can merge them.
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Re: The Night Angel Trilogy
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 08:09:34 PM »
we reviewed it (Locke Lamora) more recently on our blog (without spoilers of course).

I'm going to try to force myself through the Night Angel stuff.
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