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Prince of Thorns by Mark  Lawrence
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Jun 11, 12

Read from May 03 to June 11, 2012

Well, actually, I haven't read it. My wife left it behind in Italy where, I'm reliably informed, they can read it in their own language. I've no idea how they'll do that; my wife's copy was in English. She doesn't speak Italian, but she can sink a gin and lemon faster than you can sing JUST ONE CORNETTO, GIVE IT TO ME...

Anyways, since she doesn't like writing reviews she asked me to share her thoughts concerning Prince of Thorns.

It was different from other fantasy books she's read – and she's read a lot. She didn't say how it was different: it just was. Also, the writing was different (by which I think she means better/more literary). I asked her about the plot, and she thought for a bit but seemed unable to locate one. You liked it, though? I asked, and she said, "Oh, definitely" which I took to be a promising sign.

My wife didn't give a stars rating, I did that. And my decision to award Prince of Thorns five stars is based on the fact that she read it three days and only spoke to me once – instructing me to get her another gin and lemon from the bar.
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David Logan Probably a bad idea to comment on this before the review of Half Sick in the Express :o) Ne'r mind; I've started it now because I'm making no headway with my other reads (hard to please). I've never read this kind of fantasy before; it has never appealed to me. However, reading outside your comfort zone is a good thing. "Blood in the gutters, blood on the flagstones, blood in the fountain." Dickens had the same trouble with fog.


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