After ignoring requests to read these books for the last umpteen years I’m finally diving in. A long time ago, way before the TV show was even announced, I made a brief attempt to read A Game Of Thrones but quickly gave up because it was boring, although I’ve watched all but the last season of the TV show. I suppose I’ll get slightly further this time.
I decided to use my long-dormant Goodreads account to write a little spiel about a book I didn’t finish. If you keep an eye out you may at some point in the future see me use that site to complain about other books I didn’t finish as well.
Okay let’s have one more post of Aquaman The Moist And Azoth The Adorable Urchin In Grimdark Land before we move on.
Oh also: trigger warning. Again.
In the last post I solicited alternatives to the cringe-inducing “wetboy”. Two responses stood out, so I’ve decided to use them both: wetboys will from here on out be known as Moistmen, while our friend Durzo Blint will go by the moniker Aquaman. Thanks to Mr. Elbows and annabanana12698 for the suggestions.
Also: I don’t do this often, but I’m going to go ahead and put a trigger warning on this post, as chapter five deals with rape in a particularly tasteless and gross way.
Let it not be said that I don’t try to be educational on this blog. Last year we all learned about the way of kings together (until we got bored), and now here comes Brent Weeks to tell us about the way of shadows with the first book in his Night Angel trilogy.
After Wheel Of Time this is easily the most-requested book among y’all. I initially refused to cover it because I tried reading it a while ago and barely got past the first chapter, but with the new Quick Reads format anything is possible. Your imagination is the only limit, unless you’re imagining me reading more Brandon Sanderson, in which case that’s the limit.