Entitled to your opinion (grin!)
Posted by Liz M on December 17, 1997 at 07:54:03:
In response to Aaaark!, written by Stolzi on December 16, 1997 at 21:35:39
] Boy, do tastes differ! I had to get it for a fantasy book group I'm in -- but I won't be writing on it, 'cause I couldn't get past the first 5 or 6 pages!
] But since you asked for reactions...
I couldn't repress a smile at your - ahem - succinct opinion of the book. I agree that the beginning is a little tough to get into, but it's worth it, once the story starts to develop. (It wasn't just the first 5 or 6 pages - try the first 20 or 30! I just plowed on because I hate leaving a book unfinished.)
The other problem may have been the genre - if your fantasy book club started reading the book because Brust & Bull are excellent fantasists, and they expected more magic and faery (instead of opium dreams and secret societies), I'm sure they were disappointed.
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