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The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker
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Aug 28, 2010

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The weakest of the three books, and I'm having trouble remembering why. Mostly because I think the least happens to the characters - it is mostly moving the characters from point D to point Z in as few pages as possible. There's an amusing "Kelhus explains it all" exposition towards the end, and some fireworks as the Schoolmen finally cut loose, but otherwise, the ending falls somewhat flat compared to the rest.

I suspect it is because, as I recently find out, we are all supposed to love Kelhus has the uber-man, the perfect being, rather than a man without compassion, doing what needs to be done to save the world. And really, while I can sympathize and empathize with his actions, I can not like the man. Which is part of why I love this genre of fantasy.

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