I'm currently reading the ninth book in the main sequence of Malazan Book of the Fallen, Dust of Dreams. Along with the Esslemont books I've already read like, about 8.500 pages of the series, I'd guess. Still not near the end, though
Is it insanely, life-changing, good? Because I need something like that to read. Longest series I've read is The Dark Tower.
Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology.
I think I know Norse myths better than Gaiman, even though I say so myself, but I like him a lot as an author and really wanted to see his personal approach to the subject. Which, I'd say, is remarkable (on first impressions, haven't finished the book yet); he makes Asgard look like this forum sometimes.
I've read Norse mythology in numerous translations, retellings, synopses, you name it, not to mention quite a few academic papers discussing and analyzing it, and I'd never - yet - felt such sadness and empathy as when reading Gaiman's version. Well done sir.
I'm not sure the often contradictory Norse myths could be turned into a novel, but Gaiman has certainly had even shorter books.I'm wondering if it wouldn't have been better had he turned it into a proper novel and given it a bit more breathing space, as even at twice the length it would still have been relatively short.
Your description spoke to me. Ive just ordered the first one.Was re-reading, for the umpteenth time (an unmistakable sign of old age, they say), Barry Hughart's Master Li & Number Ten Ox trilogy.
In Bulgarian, unfortunately, and by three different translators one of whom mixes up BC with AD and another seems to have no idea at all that jade is a thing and not a personal name; still, beautiful, funny, exotic and sadistic tales of love and death. Shame the author (1934 - 2019) never really got the praise he deserved.
Thank you Mr. Hughart, I felt a better person for a while.
Now I feel responsible and I truly hope you won't be disappointed.Your description spoke to me. Ive just ordered the first one.
Just started 438 Days, a true story of survival at sea. Not sure how long he was at sea but Im sure I'll find out.
Ive abandoned many a good book because I just wasn't feelin it at that time so I wont judge you (too harshly) if this doesn't jive with me. I had His Dark Materials for 5 years before I took a fancy to it but I absolutely loved it when I got round to it.Now I feel responsible and I truly hope you won't be disappointed.