Discussion in 'Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books' started by Readsalot, Aug 24, 2017.
Just started Innocence by DEan Koontz... It's interesting so far, but I'm not very far into it.
Finally catching up with Fayroll, which is brilliant if you can get past the fact that the irreverent and humorous comments of the MC, which work so well against mobs, are cringingly sexist, homophobic and anti-employee in a real world context.
Somehow, I got sucked into A Super Sale on Super Heroes. I'm on book three and I don't know how I got there...
I liked the first one well enough, but the second went off the rails. The third... I just don't know.
I agree on both one and two. I haven't read three though. The second book kindda turned me off the author.
Third is more like the first so far, but still out there in a way I can't explain. I am enjoying three much more than two though. I burned through Shard Warriors as well since I got KU for 99 cents. It's hurting my writing progress though...
I think so! The flow is a more... tempered, if that's the right word.
I've been working on the characters a lot - dialogue - making them not sound like such assholes. Heh.
Glad someone's noticing the improvements, though!
Just about to finish up book 6 tonight or tomorrow.
When you write dialogue, to you vocalise it out loud to hear how it sounds?
No, I should do that more. I do go over it a few times in my head. Vocalization might be what I'm missing...
Maybe. It helped a bit for me, when I tried writing dialogue. Have you ever read Robert B Parker's books about Spenser, the PI? He had (imo) by far the best ear for writing natural-sounding dialogue of any author I've read.
I had not, but I'll check it out. Thanks!
Innocence started good but ended "Meh."
Just started The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter by Michael J. Sullivan
Just started Civil War, which I'm loving so far.
I highly second Spencer for PI. Have to read in order I feel.
Civil War was fantastic, it's gonna be a hard wait for the next book. I really enjoy the secondary characters, they're quite charming - who couldn't love a softhearted giant troll obsessed with cooking or a giant pet salamander? Also neat to see the real world reacting to what's going on in the game world.
I'm a few chapters into Hunter's Bond, which I'm also enjoying. It promises lots of unique monsters, which gets my ass in the seat.