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Oathbringer Spoilers Not as good as the Abyss-he-reads Thread

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 02:17 PM

I enjoyed the Shadesmar stuff, thought it was really interesting from a worldbuilding perspective. Also loved the Szeth chapters. They moved so quickly which was jarring in comparison to Shallan's padded chapters.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:04 AM

Have just hit page 1000. I just want to be done. I doubt I will ever have the heart to reread bk 3 many moons from now in the lead up for series finale. *knock on wood that Iím even reading this one come that time I suppose. Bk 4 will be crucial to this.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:23 AM

View PostBriar King, on 17 December 2017 - 07:04 AM, said:

Have just hit page 1000. I just want to be done. I doubt I will ever have the heart to reread bk 3 many moons from now in the lead up for series finale. *knock on wood that I'm even reading this one come that time I suppose. Bk 4 will be crucial to this.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:46 AM

Have made it to part 5. Finally. I can taste being done with this fucker! One week Iím thinking max. I did enjoy the last bit dealing with
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:28 PM

Finished. I will say that Part 5 is a pure page turner but this book SUCKED so much.

Holy shit what a huge disappointment.
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:30 PM

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View PostEnd of Disc One, on 27 November 2017 - 02:45 AM, said:

At your point, I was mostly looking forward to present day Dalinar. Those chapters were more likely to have revealing info on the past. Actually in part 2 I mostly enjoyed the Bridge 4 POVs. Not much plot progression but great character stuff. The pace hasnít really picked up but part 3 ended pretty exciting. Iím now in early part 4 and interested in the setting and one of the new POVs.


The annoying part was that just as part 3 started to pick up he bloody ended the book and gave us the intervals...

I think my main problem with the book is the lack of tension...

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I'm just slogging through this now to the finish so I can get to DHL.


Yes I was raging mad at that bitch revert.
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:45 PM

View PostObdigore, on 15 November 2017 - 01:20 PM, said:

My Kindle says I'm about 30% done with the book, past the first Interludes.

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I think so. Their interactions in that meeting were typical middle school love interest. They like each other so they must be mean to each other. *eyeroll worthiness.

Either that or he loves
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:46 PM

Damn this book was bad
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 08:00 PM

The Tower has to be
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:14 AM

Just finished it.

Didn't mind it, although I do agree several sections could have been trimmed a bit (Kholinar and Shadesmar).
The last 150 pages was a real page turner. I had the cricket on but barely watched it and even had a headache from reading so much that day (about 400 pages which for me these days is astounding) but didn't put it down until I finished. These days I usually stop once the headaches start which is why I'm not reading anywhere near as much as I used to. Vision is going, spectacles prescription is getting much stronger each time. Oooooold. :p

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:50 PM

Since Abyss isn't this far yet, what I hinted at in his thread was the Bridge 4 POVs. Sure they slowed the book down, but I absolutely loved them. I thought the Rock chapter was one of the best non-climactic chapters that Brandon has ever written. I hope to get more POVs from the in the future, and less Shallan.

Actually there are a lot of characters I wish would feature more instead of Shallan (Renarin, Jasnah, Szeth, even Lift). They're just as important to the main story.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:11 PM

Really enjoyed the book and was glad of the size. The scope of the whole thing is fantastic
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:49 PM

View Postchamp, on 27 November 2017 - 07:48 AM, said:


The annoying part was that just as part 3 started to pick up he bloody ended the book and gave us the intervals...


I always skip the intermediate stories when I first read the Stormlight books and go back to them at some later point. I think there's one or two from the earliers books I still haven't read at all. :) It's such an artificial trick; the main books plus a separate collection of short stories would have worked just as well.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:32 PM

Man I always look forward to the interludes. There's some interesting stuff in those.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

Me to. Thatís where the nifty Cosmere nuggets mostly are. Plus itís just cool to see Roshar away from where the main story is taking place.
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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:30 PM

I finished this on Monday and I loved it. Shallan's identity crisis was annoying but otherwise it was great. It feels strange knowing that even if he puts out a Stormlight book every three years, I will still be in my late fifties before I get to read the conclusion.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:15 PM

Maybe a bit more than half way through. This series will be crushed under its own weight at this point! A 1300 page book, which is book 3, in a ten book series that already has at least one side novella and is becoming greatly more tired to the cosmere idea. Worldhoppers everywhere.

However the real reason it feels like it will be crushed under its own weight is that so little gets done in the 1300 pages, or at least the 700-800 I have read so far. Its a problem I have begun to have with most fantasy but in this book/series it seems particularly bad.
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