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Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
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May 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy
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I was stunned by how brilliantly Abercrombie turned his characters on their heads. Not the plot - he foreshadowed those twists pretty well, and none of them came as a huge surprise. But each of the characters is given new depth that made me entirely rethink my sympathy - or lack thereof. Really a stunning conclusion.

That said, I HATED the ending. I don't think it was poorly done or anything - quite the contrary. But good god, it's nihilistic to the point of absurdity. I will give the guy one pass - ONE - because it's a remarkable series, but if this is his prevailing outlook on life there's no way I can read any more of his books.

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