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About 45 % through, just one question....

#1 User is offline   Keysi 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:31 PM

Well actually I've got tons and tons and tons of questions. Or observations. Nothing is as I expected at all.... the "world" the races, the gods....

But all that can wait until my reread. or after the book.

My one question is...... will this book (or fall of light) leave me utterly emotionally drained,spent, mindfooked like almost every single Book of the Fallen did?

I hope it does. This book is absolutely beautiful in terms of writing and I do love it, but so far I don't think its going to have the same emotional impact as...well any number of events from the previous books. The ICE books didn't really do that to me and I'd definitely like that experience again.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:45 PM

Meh
Tatts early in SH game: Hmm, so if I'm liberal I should have voted Nein to make sure I'm president? I'm not that selfish

Tatts later in SAME game: I'm going to be a corrupt official. I have turned from my liberal ways, and now will vote against the pesky liberals. Viva la Fascism.
When Venge's turn comes, he will get a yes from Mess, Dolmen, Nevyn and Venge but a no from the 3 fascists and me. **** with my Government, and i'll **** with yours
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:48 PM

Probably.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:15 PM

It defintely has the potential. I was suckerpunched by the finale.
She went and she left me like litter. She took all future summers with her. I lost all my money cuz I tried to bribe her. Now I can only afford an amateur sniper.
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#5 User is offline   Keysi 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:11 PM

Ok so I'm now at about 58% of the way through and I have a burning question, or observation- (stop reading now if that amount of the way through would be a spoiler for you)

Sooo...


In the aftermath of when Scara Bandaris's troop have slaughtered the family of Deniers, Nered makes the observation that after the fire the girl 'was barely human'

Human. And Erikson never throws words around, they all have meaning.

Very interesting. Hopefully it has meaning and I'm not just over analyzing a nothing.
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#6 User is offline   Morgan Lefay 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:38 PM

SE uses words as human, man or woman when speaking about Tiste,Toblakai or whatever characters.This has caught my mind,too.I find it a very smart move.I'm tired of reading in fantasy "the elf" each time an elf appears, as if an elf ( or dwarf) were less a person than a racial template.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:48 AM

That's the first time I can remember noticing it. I actually thought he had been taking great care not to use "human" whenever the character wasn't strictly a human.

"Humane" has been used a few times I think, but I can't remember "human" being used.
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#8 User is offline   Morgan Lefay 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:52 PM

In ToH I remember the narrator speaking about Anomander as "the man".
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