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25 April 2004 @ 11:15 am
Books read last week  
"Fool's Fate" by Robin Hobb. Still waiting for this to come out in paperback, but got it out of the library finally :) It's odd about Robin Hobb's stuff - when I'm not reading it I'm not sure why it's so great, but when I am reading it it's really really good.
"Ill-Made Mute" by Cecilia Dart-Thornton. Finally got the first two of her trilogy out of the library, I'd been avoiding them coz the cover looks like she wants to be Robin Hobb but while Hobb's world feels very Anglo Saxon to me Dart-Thornton's is very celtic. Sucked me in enough to want to know what happens next, but I unno if I'll ever want to re-read them.
ex_ciannait on April 25th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
I agree about Robin Hobb. I'm reading the first in that series, "Fool's Errand". I had bought it for airplane reading a year or two ago, and never finished it. I found it when we moved into our new place and started reading it again. I find I'm enjoying it more than I remembered. :p
J: bibliophile smilerethought on April 25th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
My sibs and I read the Assassin series while treking the UK. I think most of the series are languishing in various youth hostels.

Pretty good stuff...I'll have to look for more now that I know there is more.
Rillaith: Sketchrillaith on April 26th, 2004 02:28 am (UTC)
I entirely agree about the werirdness of Robin Hobb. I have the fool series sat on my pile - and the ship series too (I can't even remember what they're called now). I loved reading the assassin books... yet once I stop reading them I can't drum up the enthusiasm to start another. Very strange effect.

I've had the Ill-Made Mute sitting around for even longer - one of several first-of-a-series books I bought when I finished the assassin series and got up to date with Terry Goodkind. I'll get round to it eventually...
Sathsath on May 1st, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)
If you've read all the Robin Hobb series could I get your opinion pls? I've read the Assasin trilogy, which was not bad but kinda empty I thought. And the Live ship trillogy which I was very impressed by.. Should I go for the fool trilogy.. will I be dissapointed?
Margaretpling on May 1st, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
The fool trilogy is more like the assassin one than the liveship one, so if you prefered the liveship one then you may be disappointed that this one isn't more like that. I did enjoy them a lot myself, but I do find it hard to put my finger on why I enjoyed them.