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#1 User is offline   Macros 

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Posted 16 November 2020 - 06:40 PM

I think she has enough work out there to deserve this.

No?
Tough


Have started the Pursuit of William Abbey.

About 100 pages in, just met Albert and: (spoilers for Harry August and sudden hope)
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Posted 16 November 2020 - 09:31 PM

View PostMacros, on 16 November 2020 - 06:40 PM, said:

About 100 pages in, just met Albert and: (spoilers for Harry August and sudden hope)

Yeah, that discussion kicked off when I mentioned that part in Abbey. :) I didn't recognize one of the references, which I assume is the Gameshouse stuff (which I haven't read.)
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 06:49 AM

Same.

I have gamehouse at home to read soon.


Read on late last night, nearly finished William Abbey
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 08:08 AM

Re: Gameshouse I have seen there is a single novel and 3 novellas with that name are they the same thing or have I got confused again?
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 01:42 PM

It's 3 novellas but are bundled as one for paperback afaik.

That's what I think I have back at the house anyway.

Just finished William Abbey.


I'm not sure If I'm satisfied with the ending or not
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 03:43 PM

Still to read Gameshouse but I have all 3 on Kindle. Also have to read William Abbey and The End of Days.

Think that's all of them.

Have either of you read her stuff as Kate Griffin? How do they compare?
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 03:57 PM

I love the Matthew Swift series and I really really really want her to return to that series someday.
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 09:08 PM

Not complete then? Just wondering whether to start the series or not.
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 09:43 PM

It's not that kind of series, Dresden-style - each book stands essentially alone. That does mean it doesn't have the epic long-term buildup of Dresden pr Peter Grant, but it does have that advantage of not needing more to be 'complete'. And North/Griffin (actually Catherine Webb, under which name she published childrens books as a child) is a much better prose writer than those guys and instills far more of a sense of place (in some respects the Matthew Swift and Magicals Anonymous - the spinoff- books have as much in common with Mieville's Bas-Lag books as the typical urban fantasy).
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 10:06 PM

Tiste being British is going to connect way more to Griffin's London than I did and I really connected to it.
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 10:48 PM

View Postamphibian, on 17 November 2020 - 10:06 PM, said:

Tiste being British is going to connect way more to Griffin's London than I did and I really connected to it.

As a Northerner this offends me haha. I like the sound of them I'll keep an eye out.
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Posted 18 November 2020 - 07:29 AM

English is English Tiste. YOU'RE ALL THE SAME
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Posted 18 November 2020 - 05:09 PM

Even as a Northerner, you're going to know more than me, a person who's visited the city for less than a week total.
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