Thursday, January 28, 2010

Updates

I hope everyone's had a great week so far. For me, this is many times contingent on how much reading time I have available, so not too bad on my end.

I have a few updates, comments, etc. to note so stay tuned for more (below) from your friendly neighborhood Seak.

Malice

First off, I've finished Malice by Chris Wooding and I had a great time with that. I plan on having the review up soon. Malice is a mix between a novel and a comic and it was pulled off quite well, so that's on the docket.

I'm currently reading Armageddon Bound by Tim Marquitz, which has surprised me in many ways, mostly in that at about the halfway mark I already love it. I won this copy from Fantasy Book Critic in collaboration with the author as an ebook.

Next off, I just wanted to address and make my own meager comments on the controversy that is even mentioning George R.R. Martin's name. As noted on Of Blog and mostly concerning the rampant trolling that happened when Pat (of Fantasy Hotlist fame) posted an excerpt from Martin's latest novella found in the Warriors anthology. I'll let you check out the blog to see the actual comments.

That said, can we give it a rest already? Why is it that every time anyone mentions George R.R. Martin, it automatically means that someone has to make a comment about how he's taking forever to finish A Dance with Dragons and to top it off by bashing him personally. We got it that it's taking a while. Can I just announce that? We got it, but what does that help to get mad? Does it speed up the process? I can actually argue that it slows it down if anything because Martin feels like he needs to clean up the messes.

I'll admit to having my moments of annoyance at George for taking so long to publish A Dance with Dragons. But, I have a giant To-Read list that will give me plenty to do until that happens. Maybe that's what I'll work on next. The list to read while we wait...

Thanks for letting me rant a bit. I'm just tired of reading that everywhere. Genre reading and discussion is great, but lets have fun with it and bring out the best in it.

2 comments:

  1. Seak, until what happened at Pat's I was one of those people who used to rant and rave about how long Martin was taking, but when that happened it was like a light went on. I couldn't believe someone would get that wound up, have that much pent up rage and do something that stupid and pointless over a book. At the end of the day that's all it is, it is just a book. It will come out when it comes out and that's all there is to it. All the moaning and whining in the world won't make a blind bit of difference. I'll take an interest in the ongoing discussion and I'll be one of those people buying and reading ADwD as soon as I see it in the stores, but until then I'll just wait and if it never comes out then so be it.

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  2. And that's exactly what I'm saying. It's like, yes, please discuss this. Discussion is good, as long as everyone can act at least somewhat mature. I was mad for a while too, but it's like, oh yeah, who cares. I'll read it when I read it.

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