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Mike (the Paladin) I'm just not a Mieville fan. Never really liked one I read a lot. Sorry.


Maggie Berkley Read both Black Sun Rising & the Green Rider. Great series but Black Sun Rising...the best villian/hero/antihero created.


Sally Finnikin of the Rock, since I just borrowed it from the library.


stormhawk I have a copy of Unendliche Geschichte that I've been avoiding reading since I got it over a year ago ... this would be a great incentive!


Alex Ristea Throne of the Crescent Moon!

It's been getting some amazing reviews, and the author's been interviewed on quite a few sff podcasts recently. Can't wait to finally read it.


Swiftsea I've only read Finnikin of the Rock. :P Don't have many of the others in my school library. Wouldn't have much time to read them too.


Jon Alex wrote: "Throne of the Crescent Moon!

It's been getting some amazing reviews, and the author's been interviewed on quite a few sff podcasts recently. Can't wait to finally read it."


That's what I voted for. Stefan's review at FBR convinced me to add it to my TBR a couple of weeks ago.


Lizzy I just bought Furies of Calderon, would love the opportunity to read it with everyone else.


Luis i like the premise of The Heroes, also i would like to read something of Abercrombie


message 10: by Mike (the Paladin) (last edited Mar 23, 2012 10:52AM) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) Okay, The Heroes sounds pretty good and since the book I originally voted for is in the bottom 5 or 6 I'll change my vote to The Heroes.


O. Ouellette Dreams Underfoot looks like it has the most depth to it. I've read too many YA books in the last few weeks and need something fuller and less fluff, less empty entertainment. Every now and then each of us needs a dose of trajedy and real, down-to-earth life meets fantasy/supernatural. Looks promising! I hope it gets more votes, or I will have to read it alone!


Anna-louise Furies of Calderon for me its the only book that i would put before the ones i have waiting to read at the moment.


LitAddictedBrit I've been meaning to read something by Kate Elliott for a while so my votes on 'King's Dragon'. Also curious about Joe Abercrombie though so happy if 'The Heroes' wins. Can't wait for May!


Mike (the Paladin) I've read Furies (good but not in the mood to reread) and I'd have to buy Dreams Underfoot (I've already sent to the library for Heroes) so....


Margot Mike (the Paladin) wrote: "I'm just not a Mieville fan. Never really liked one I read a lot. Sorry."

I'm right there with ya, Mike.


Helen I'm struggling with a Mieville at the moment.


message 17: by Mike (the Paladin) (last edited Mar 24, 2012 10:20AM) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) A lot like his work so I read a couple. Never really loved one, was always a bit ambivalent at best.


Lilyan So many young adult selections this time, I'm going to go for finnikin. Haven't read a YA fantasy in a while


message 19: by Mach (last edited Mar 24, 2012 11:26AM) (new)

Mach I thought Heroes was a sequel of sorts to the First Law trilogy?


Mike (the Paladin) It's a stand alone in the same world I believe though it may use some of the characters and so on. Haven't read it yet but it looks like he's going for something like Gemmell's Drenai novels.


Leland Smith The only Mieville I've read is Perdido Street Station. I LOVE his writing, but the story was actually quite bland. It felt like there were 500 flowery words to cover up the fact that very little happened. An enjoyable read, but ultimately not satisfying.


Sandra Mod
I've avoided reading him for some reason.


Mike (the Paladin) As I said, don't really care for Mieville. To each as they say.


message 24: by Candiss (last edited Mar 26, 2012 09:50AM) (new)

Candiss Miéville is one of my favorite modern authors. That said, Perdido Street Station is not my favorite of his books. Don't get me wrong; the world-building (and creature/race-building) is top-notch. But I felt like he tried to fit too much in to one story, too many disparate elements, and I found it difficult to keep it all straight in my head. Just as I would really get in to one part of the story, the focus would swing away to someone/somewhere/something else. It's a good example of dark (Perhaps I should say dark, as parts of this swing closer to horror.) fantasy, and Miéville's imagination is astoundingly ripe, and his wordplay is wonderful, but I tend to love more focused, less "epic sweep" novels.

(I personally enjoyed The City and the City & Embassytown much more, and I'm currently enjoying The Scar. I think he's gotten more adept at weaving his threads tighter as he's matured as a writer.)


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