Narration and the story was good. I think the 90% of the book brought closure to the series in a good way. I just wish there was a little more about the end-state... I felt like it left you missing a few pieces of information to give you piece of mind... Not a bad end, but I felt it just lacked one more chapter.
I really like the way Wool told you a story at micro level, and Shift zooms out and tells a much bigger picture. Really nice way to piece together the series.
There are a few flaws in his writing, specifically around military and technology Hugh is a little out of the times. for instance he refers to gun magazines as clips and in a story about the future, all his technology is dated to the 80's, like computer screens, light bulbs and such are old school as an examples, yet he has advanced nano-technology in place. I don't know if it's just me, but it wasn't a once or twice thing, I constantly felt like he's got 80's technology in a futuristic book.. noticed this in all 3 of his books. I'd recommend Hugh gets a technology & details proof reader for his future works.
None really, it's it's own style of writing & content, at least in my admittedly small scope of reading.
He's a good narrator, I really don't have time or patience to read a book, so it's hard for me to compare experiences since I wouldn't have read it.
Not really, I didn't hate it, but I never fully connected with the characters and story. it's like watching a movie while also browsing the internet... this book and the whole series never really grabbed me, I found after the second book I was so vested I had to finish it out... but in the end, it's forgettable.
Probably not, a lot of hours of my life spent on this series that never panned out, so no.
performance was fantastic, especially Glokta
No, it's a done series
Absolutely, I enjoyed it thoroughly it was a great story and it held my interest the entire time.
Yes, but I don't want to give spoilers.
Probably not, I'll finish the series, but overall not that great of a book.
Glokta is the best character. The overall story feels disconnected from the Characters. After Reading Rothfuss & GRRM books, this is no where near either of those series. There are interesting parts but it's missing the finer details and gives details where not relevant. This is basically just a story that requires no thought what so ever, nothing surprised me.
Just as good - he's one of the best. If not for Pacey I probably wouldn't have finished the series. This must really be a hard book to read.
Meh, maybe, we'll see, I am going to finish out book 2 of the series to see if it starts to get better, at the end I'll decide if I get book 3. The story is barely able to keep me interested And other than Logan, I really don't have any interest or care for any of the characters. However, it's just enough that I was willing to go for book 2. Jury is still out on the series.
Being it's part of a series, there really isn't an ending. as far as a stand-alone ending, it was really weak, I would have been very upset if there wasn't already book two out. Nothing special happens, it's sort of an "as anyone could have guessed" type ending.
Pacey is the super-start of this book. I think the only reason I finished book 1 and was willing to buy book 2 is because Pacey did such a fantastic job of giving life to each character that I honestly think the book doesn't deliver on it's own.
Glokta's self-comments are done very well. The story is very gritty and his voice is perfect for that.
No, it's not that type of book.
out of 22 hour long book, the first 18 hours were pretty boring, they were essentially 4 separate stories about characters that seem to have nothing to do with one another and were worlds apart. it went on that way for way too long. Eventually as anyone could guess they do come together at some point. but it's not in any type of dramatic fashion. I keep waiting for something "cool" or "exciting" to happen, and I've yet to have a single thing really peak my interest and it's been fairly predictable throughout.
the story from start to finish, book two shows that Patrick is getting better in his writing and Nick does an excellent job for all the characters.
So many to choose from, it's not the type of book that has a single turning point or event. it's a constant chapter by chapter shift in Kvoth's life, the Adem mercenary school was great.
unique characters, clear pronunciation, consistency across both books.
not extreme, but it definitely hooked me good, I am a fan now and look forward to the 3rd day. I also find it hard to pickup other books and start something new as I am worried many will disappoint after this book.
If you came from Game of Thrones and are looking for the next epic, you've come to the right book. it's not a complex a story and not as descriptive as Martin, but this is the closest I've seen yet. and between books 1 & 2 there was significant improvement, I expect book 3 will match Martin's writing skills if Patrick keeps his momentum.
Yes, it's a good book, and it has limitless possibilities on where it could go and how the series could expand. Characters were strong and unique, I didn't like the narration at first but Amanda grew on me as the book progressed.
I'm not sure I trust the author yet, it seems like the Wool series is still just him playing around, I don't think he's taking it seriously.. but we will see where he takes it.
Overall I recommend it.
After GoT I struggled to find something that could get my attention and keep it. and this is the first book to do that. It started a little slow, but at some point I realized I was completely sucked in. the main character is fantastic and I just want to hear more about his story... I feel like I'm at the Inn sitting at the table and having it told by Kvoth himself. Narration is excellent as well. Very happy and moving on to book two!
For those coming from GoT, it's a very differnt type of book in my opinion. this is more of a past story being told to you, while GoT makes you feel like you are part of a story unfolding. In GoT I constantly found myself formulating how the future would turn out. while this book I really don't think about where the story will go or how it ends, not in a bad way, it's just a very different experience. I find myself listening intently to the story vs being part of the story in GoT.
If you like Fantasy this one is excellent at all levels.
Game of Thrones - the gold standard in fantasy
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