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The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
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Jul 17, 10

bookshelves: fantasy, assassins, 2000s
Read in March, 2010

I finished the first book in the Night Angel Trilogy, The Way of Shadows and I found it a little difficult to get into. I’ve never really read much fantasy, nor do I really read newer books, so this was completely difficult to get into. Not to say it wasn’t an enjoyable book, it just was a fun and pointless book. I know reading is supposed to be fine but normally I read to learn or expand my horizons. So when I read a book for fun, I feel like I’m missing out on something. The book follows the journey of a guild rat trying to become a wetboy. For those who aren’t too sure what a wetboy is; it’s an assassin; I think the word comes from the term Wet works which the Russians used to refer to a contract kill. The book follows the journey of this wetboy and his consistent struggle with the idea that ‘you have no friends, only targets’. I’m not sure if I will read the rest of the books, simply because it felt mindless to me.
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Melanie cant believe you didnt like magic ninjas!

Michael I found it really hard to get into, I thought I would like it

Melanie ah well, cant win them all

Andrew Obrigewitsch This is one of the worst new fantasies, so don't take it as an example of how that are all, although there are plenty of bad one ones out there. This book caters to horny teenage males from what I can tell.

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