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Anonymous 2013-09-11 15:04:19 No.4105321

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this was bad, not just for the messy story and 2d characters but for the wasted potential of the ideas.

I really hope that was Baxter fault, trying to use all the soapboxes he could find (especially Linsey) and Pratchett just filling in with random ideas.

Anonymous 2013-09-11 15:16:12 No.4105353
The Long Earth or The Long War? I can't decide whether I care enough to buy the second in the series.

Anonymous 2013-09-11 18:00:47 No.4105649
dropped long earth a few pages in, why force yourself to finish something you don't enjoy?

Anonymous 2013-09-11 18:23:54 No.4105695
His Alzheimer is finally starting to affect his writing (you can see it in a few Discworld books too)
Bad feels abound.

Anonymous 2013-09-11 21:55:07 No.4106117
By the way, are there any promising young comic fantasy authors out there?

Anonymous 2013-09-12 05:48:22 No.4107254
No responses? going to bump, and check again when I get back from work.

Anonymous 2013-09-12 05:52:00 No.4107261

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Anonymous 2013-09-12 06:20:48 No.4107307
You do realize all 'Terry Pratchett' work has been ghostwritten by his assistant and his daughter since 2007, right?

Anonymous 2013-09-12 14:05:29 No.4107777

the long earth was at least original, but the end was rushed out of nowhere.

The long war is even worst, the different POVs are a mess, short chapters mixed with longer ones, change of pace with no reason.

I can only assume it's Baxter fault since Pratchett is still holding up pretty decent on this aspect, but i never read anything from him so I don't really know.

Character progress was terrible, Joshua is more 2d than ever, Sally went full trans-earth feminist without real reason and the irish friend is a walking sterotype (they even try something "meta" callig him a professional irishman), the few good ones: the trolls, the goblins, Lobsang and Nelson ( that are clearly prathett ideas) are glimpse of a good book shoved in back to make space for the 2d main cast.

Shit overall, I can only hope it's Baxter fault and Pratchett (and his ghostwriter) isn't that bad already.

Anonymous 2013-09-12 14:06:37 No.4107779

for young adults or mature readers?

Anonymous 2013-09-12 18:13:23 No.4108182
I don't really care which, as long as it's well written.

Anonymous 2013-09-13 06:27:03 No.4109812
Still hoping for an answer.

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