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Preview — The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker
I plugged away at this third book over several weeks and I still only made it halfway through. I have abandoned the pursuit. I cannot take it any more. I cannot stand the pretentious philosophical stuff that permea ...more
Three books ago, I stumbled upon The Prince of Nothing and was immediately intrigued by its promise of wasted kingdoms, dark history, sorcery, l ...more
UPDATE: Even better the second time through, in part because I wasn't rushed by the need to know what was going to happen. I got to savor the depth more this time a ...more
While we are predictably treated to more porn and melodrama, now it's even more obviously sexist.
The trend established at the end of the previous book continues as the plot makes less and less sense.
Worse, the bizarre events of the end of the second book are not explained here (as I hoped). Quite the contrary, their strangeness is underlined (at least they're not retconned away or ...more
It's easy to capture all the trilogy's problems in one word, and that word is "Kellhus." This character is so bad, he sucks the fun out of the supporting cast. This was painfully true in Warrior ...more
Book 1: 600 pages with some fairly dramatic moments, but mostly setting the chess pieces.
Book 2: 600 pages. Some very cool dramatic moments, a lot of suffering, some very startling discoveries. Still felt somewhat slow.
Book 3: 300 pages more of buildup. Then, 100 pages where everything goes crazy, and bodyparts fly all over the place, and with a flourish, it's over.
I gues ...more
The third entry in Bakker's series wasn't as good as the first two but the appendices alone are worth the price of the book (in my opinion).
Hopefully, the projected sequels (The Great Ordeal, The Horns of Golg ...more
Bakker’s Prince of Nothing trilogy is the chronicle of a holy war between many nations of Earwa. It follows many characters in their journey as part of the war. It is a huge, sweeping storyline in an expansive and detailed world. The underlying journey follows Kellhus, a prophetic figure who takes control of the Holy War through his stunning intellect and emotional manipulation of those around him. The Thousandfold Thought, the conclusio ...more
Ness terceiro livro descobrimos mais sobre o mundo de Eârwa, com o avanço da Gu ...more
The difference is that while the previous book took advantage of the momentum of the excellent "The Darkness that comes before", this one suffers from the flatness of its predecessor.
I started reading this already fed up with the numerous faults of The Warrior Prophet and all I got was another 500-pages-long serving of them.
The characters are stil flat, Kellhus is still awesome in everything, everyone is ...more
The conclusion to the groundbreaking epic Prince of Nothing fantasy trilogy.From the Publisher
Will Kelhus be able to rise to claim his role within the ascendancy, or will he be overtaken by his enemies--both within and without? Will he reach the ancient city of Shimeh and reunite with his father? Upon the apocalypse, will there be survivors left to write the history of the Holy War?
The startling and far-reaching answers to these questions, left hanging at the conclusion
By this point I just didnt care about the holy war. I mean it was just being used by so many different factions, honestly who really cared if they got all their shrines back?
Thought the ending was pretty predicatable, I mean Kellhus was never going to get taken out, no matter how much I wanted Cnaiur to kill him.
It says something when a woman beating insane rapist is the closest thing to a h ...more
Чувствую, пора завершать свой фэнтези-марафон, потому что последний том Бэккера показался излишне фрагментарным. Финальную битву он строит, совмещая небольшие куски текста о происходящем с разными ключевыми персонажами. Что-то вроде параллельного монтажа. Однако из-за такого разрыва, когда "камера" писателя скачет от одного к друг ...more
Let's start with story structure: despite ostensibly being a series, none of the three books here stand by themselves, instead each abruptly ends and then immediately starts up again in the next volume. Thus, The Prince of Nothing is a single boo ...more
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