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Bright Bart
Apr 27, 2020



I am the kind of person who actually cries while reading greek tragedy. Yes that weak and immature.

To that effect, should I start on the hot new tale of an earnest person trying to do good within their power while braving the equivalent of a Trump presidency ages ago?

Sorry I am a BYOB poster for the most part.

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Safety Biscuits
Oct 21, 2010



Sure, as long as you've read the first two books

Welcome to our glorious barn, by the way!

Deptfordx
Dec 23, 2013



I wasn't that keen on it. That book really, really needed a tough edit. But Mantel's reached the "Too important to be edited" level so it didn't happen.

You could have left a third of that book on the cutting room floor and it would have been a far better book for it.

Crimpolioni
Mar 9, 2014



I can't really imagine reading the first two and not finishing the series so, yes?

Bright Bart
Apr 27, 2020



Safety Biscuits posted:

Sure, as long as you've read the first two books

Sure have. First was exhilarating. Second was just plain good. Emotionally, you know that when the gentlemen get their comeuppance i the best way possible you know that is the bone you've been thrown to keep your sanity.

Crimpolioni posted:

I can't really imagine reading the first two and not finishing the series so, yes?

I can always pretend that the technocrats win and the 1%ers lose and everyone lives happily ever after in at least the story if not real life. Or at least Cromwell dies in a beautiful way at peace with his maker.

Deptfordx posted:

I wasn't that keen on it. That book really, really needed a tough edit. But Mantel's reached the "Too important to be edited" level so it didn't happen.

I felt this way about Book 4 of ASOIF and don't mind reading through unnecessary material as long as it isn't actively infuriating to read like peering inside Tyrion and Cersei's innermost thoughts and finding them to be simpletons was to me.

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Crimpolioni
Mar 9, 2014



Bright Bart posted:

Sure have. First was exhilarating. Second was just plain good. Emotionally, you know that when the gentlemen get their comeuppance i the best way possible you know that is the bone you've been thrown to keep your sanity.


I can always pretend that the technocrats win and the 1%ers lose and everyone lives happily ever after in at least the story if not real life. Or at least Cromwell dies in a beautiful way at peace with his maker.


I felt this way about Book 4 of ASOIF and don't mind reading through unnecessary material as long as it isn't actively infuriating to read like peering inside Tyrion and Cersei's innermost thoughts and finding them to be simpletons was to me.

Well, I mean it's no secret how it all ends, but the ending is imo very beautiful and there's many good & poignant moments throughout the book even though I agree it might have benefited from some slight trimming. Go for it.

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