http://gamingtrend.com
October 23, 2014, 08:19:54 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy  (Read 2834 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15525


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2013, 06:49:49 PM »

"10%" in. So far really enjoying it.
Logged
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15525


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2013, 05:02:24 PM »

50% in.

Love how he does character development.  Almost every character is memorable.

This was a great recommend.
Logged
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15525


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2013, 11:52:32 AM »

Finished book 1. Loved it from start to finish.

I wouldn't say he's as 'good' a writer as Martin, but the characters are all excellent.

Gonna wait a bit to read the next one so I don't blow through the series too fast.

Great recommendation. Great read.
Logged
McNutt
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 621


View Profile
« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2013, 01:08:11 PM »

As far as he is compared to Martin, he doesn't expect you to keep track of 130 characters and he doesn't give you 1,000 pages that are an obligation to read rather than a pleasure.  The story isn't as deep, but it's just a damn fun read that is very satisfying once complete. 
Logged
Scuzz
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1700



View Profile
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2013, 05:16:00 PM »

Quote from: McNutt on July 22, 2013, 01:08:11 PM

As far as he is compared to Martin, he doesn't expect you to keep track of 130 characters and he doesn't give you 1,000 pages that are an obligation to read rather than a pleasure.  The story isn't as deep, but it's just a damn fun read that is very satisfying once complete. 


And he finished his series, unlike Martin who hopefully will live long enough to finish his.
Logged
McNutt
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 621


View Profile
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2013, 09:28:22 PM »

Martin's story and world is so vast and contains so many characters that it can't really be complete.  You can't really wrap that up.  It's sort of like wrapping up the story of England.  Eventually you just have to come to a stopping point, like a history class that ends at Cromwell.  I have a feeling that's how Game of Throne will end, with lots of characters just going about with whomever happens to be king or queen at the end of the book and lots of ways it could still be continued, but no big finale. 

Abercrombie did a fantastic job of wrapping up his story in three books and I was really impressed with the way he ended that journey. 
Logged
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2013, 09:30:01 PM »

Quote from: McNutt on July 22, 2013, 09:28:22 PM

Martin's story and world is so vast and contains so many characters that it can't really be complete.  You can't really wrap that up. 

Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15525


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2013, 10:38:49 PM »

Quote from: McNutt on July 22, 2013, 09:28:22 PM

Martin's story and world is so vast and contains so many characters that it can't really be complete.  

Metal Gear Solid 4 says hello.

If Koljima could wrap up that craziness in one game, then Martin can do it in a book.
Logged
Moliere
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 5106



View Profile
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2013, 02:30:47 PM »

Thank you for this recommendation. The trilogy was incredible. Now I am working my way through the three stand alone novels. The thing I appreciate the most is how he writes individual fight and larger battle scenes. He really captures the fog of war and how often battles turn into complete chaos.
Logged

That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15525


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2013, 12:40:05 AM »

Finished the 2nd book. Good story progression, but not as well written as the first.

Everyone is grinning, hissing, gawping or ... One of my pet peeves is the repeated use of the same word over and over and over again.  SO MANY words in the english language...pick some new ones.  Or use the same ones, but not ever 3 pages or even on the same daggon page.

First book 5/5
Second 4/5
Logged
WorkingMike
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 350


View Profile
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2013, 01:57:31 AM »

I really preferred his stand alone novels to the trilogy, "Best Served Cold" being my favorite.
Logged
The Rocketman
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 435



View Profile
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2013, 07:24:54 AM »

Quote from: WorkingMike on December 01, 2013, 01:57:31 AM

I really preferred his stand alone novels to the trilogy, "Best Served Cold" being my favorite.

For me personally it was the other way around. The trilogy has a more epic story, whereas the stand alone novels often feature a far smaller / personal scale. They're all really good, but I felt the combination of the epic storyline and the great individual characters in the trilogy to be a superb match.

I could see Tarantino filming this series, with Mickey Rourke - see The Wrestler - as Ninefingers.
Logged
Razgon
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8299


The Truth is out there


View Profile
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2013, 08:45:03 AM »

There is a lot of potential for movies here, but it also depends on the actors I think. His books are based on strong characterizations and it takes strong actors to push that through.

I love pretty much all his books, and mostly for his memorable characters. Glotka of course comes to mind as someone who is REALLY well done. I also really like how the characters are used throughout all his books, both as major and minor characters, and sometimes from others viewpoints. Interesting stuff. Heroes springs to mind here, as one of his strongest books I think. So damn great.
Logged

A new one
Scuzz
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1700



View Profile
« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2013, 05:48:24 PM »

I loved the trilogy but I do think the first book is the strongest of the three. Maybe because the characters are new and so you just soak it all in and as the story progresses you start to expect things.

I have all the stand alone books but have only read one so far. Best Served Cold was very good.
Logged
Razgon
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8299


The Truth is out there


View Profile
« Reply #54 on: December 02, 2013, 07:04:38 PM »

Please read Heroes. So damn good!
Logged

A new one
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15525


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2013, 08:10:25 PM »

Just finished book three:

Book One: 5/5
Book Two: 4/5
Book Three: 5/5


Can someone recommend to me the order to read the standalone novels? I don't want to look them up for fear of spoilers.

Thanks for the recommend Crux.
Logged
The Rocketman
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 435



View Profile
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2013, 08:20:22 PM »

1) best served cold
2) The heroes
3) red country

You should read them in that order too, there are quite a few references in all of them.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2013, 10:55:58 PM by The Rocketman » Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.092 seconds with 57 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.015s, 2q)