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Special Forces by Aleksandr Voinov
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Feb 10, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: effing-amazing, m-m
Read from January 04 to February 26, 2012

What a beautiful beautiful story... I don't think it's possible I'll ever read something as good as Special Forces. Is there something as good out there? I hope so because otherwise my reading days have dulled a bit. Would I have it any other way? Hell no! I'm so happy I read this. I'm so grateful these 2 writers managed to write something so beautiful ...so heartbreaking. (really: Thank you!!) I'm getting all emotional again just by writing this review and it's been a week since I finished it.

It's a story about 2 men but to me it's the most profound lovestory of every human being. The hidden ugliness of love, the beauty found in small everyday things... It's all there and this is not just happening to Dan & Vadim, no, you as a reader get the experience of a lifetime! Feeling the same things, getting excited, giddy at times, hopeful, laughing... you feel it in every little inch of your body and soul. The emptiness, the despair so livid, eating away at your guts... no niceties, not holding back... in your face, whether you want it or not. And by God, you want it to never ever end!

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Quotes Celine Liked

Aleksandr Voinov
“What about the scar … in my face.” He managed to force out, couldn’t
find the words, no better nor easier way to ask and even plead. Do you want me.
Do you honestly still want me?
Please, want me.”
Aleksandr Voinov, Special Forces

Reading Progress

01/25/2012 page 401
72.0% "back on the SF rollercoaster! I've just started Mercs I and already i'm *aaaaaaaaartghghghghghhg* fuckfuckfuck" 9 comments

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message 351: by Celine (new) - rated it 5 stars

Celine crap i'm getting frustrated! maybe i should just drabble away with the crappy books then? :) just read all kinds of 'meh'. Sounds like the perfect timing hehe

message 352: by Lenore (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lenore Haha! You could do that.
If it's any indication, here is my review of the book I read right after Special Forces.
I doubt it would have received it a much higher rating from me anyway but I wouldn't have ranted away like that either. I think :)

message 353: by Celine (new) - rated it 5 stars

Celine Aaah :) yeah you are a little on the 'ranty' side hihi

funny ranty but definitely bitching away

Nothing wrong with that I say!

message 354: by Celine (new) - rated it 5 stars

Celine I'm reading 'lord of the fading lands' now...i have decided to follow your example and just let my feelings flow! tadaaaa ;)

message 355: by Lenore (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lenore LOL! I know! I just saw your status update!!

message 356: by Celine (new) - rated it 5 stars

Celine hihihi feels good :)

guess it's not my cuppa tea, I really prefer strong people in my books... I'm getting all irritated with arranged marriages and obedience and blablabla

still debating whether to call it quits or skip till the end..

message 357: by Emma (new) - rated it 5 stars

Emma "And by God, you want it to never ever end!"

Perfectly said.

message 358: by Celine (new) - rated it 5 stars

Celine thanks Emma :)

so much has already been said.. everything I guess...still you got to try and express what SF does to a person.

message 359: by [deleted user] (new)

I don't know that any fluff will work after SF. I'm thinking you should just keep going with the edgy stuff and with a similar author voice. I'd go for the Dark Souls. They aren't at all like SF, but they are intense enough to hold your attention and the characters aren't annoying whiny cloying people. :D

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