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SLafourche07
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Should I hop on this train or what?



That's a prime idea, my goodman!


ElephantGA
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Bloodydamn right it's a prime idea.


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Just bought the audible kinda version on Amazon because of this thread.



SLafourche07
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Just bought the audible kinda version on Amazon because of this thread.



Tim Gerard Reynolds is GOAT narrator.


ETA: I'm not sure how much you've read about the books before, but a few people on here mentioned how they were bored by the first 100 pages (I can see how that's possible).

If you feel the same way, fight through it and you won't be disappointed. The beginning is a completely different feel (for a reason) than the rest of the books.
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hambones
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I'm about to finish book 2. I love it. Reynolds is freakin awesome as narrator. The story is awesome too. I don't think they could ever make a good movie of this trilogy but they could definitely make an amazing video game.


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but a few people on here mentioned how they were bored by the first 100 pages (I can see how that's possible).


I honestly can't. Yeah, there aren't razor fights, spaceship battles, etc., but the catalyst for the entire story happens in the first 100 pages if I recall correctly.
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SLafourche07
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I honestly can't. Yeah, there aren't razor fights, spaceship battles, etc., but the catalyst for the entire story happens in the first 100 pages if I recall correctly.





I personally wasn't bored with it, however I also wasn't expecting the craziness and action that was to follow either.



SPOILERS:

I just mean that I can understand how someone could get bored right at the beginning when all the focus is on Gamma, Lambda, and the Laurel. I know it's all world building and getting you to understand what the Reds are going through, but if you don't push through and find out that it's all a lie then I could understand how someone could be bored.


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just finished the 2nd book. Looking forward to the 3rd one which hopefully i can finish this weekend.


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Buckeye06
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Yea based on these recommendations I downloaded the audibles (Amazon had a free trial with 2 free books for audible which i cancelled immediately after my downloads).

I have a 21 hour drive for Xmas each way, the 2nd and 3rd book are a combined 40 hours. Seems pretty perfect


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WhiskeyBusiness
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I picked this book up after searching for Reynolds after listening to the Theft of Swords series. He and Simon Vance from the Locke Lamora books are my favorites.


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Book 1 is freaking perfect for a movie adaptation. Lord of the Flies on Mars.

But book 2 and 3 would take alot of CGI and imaginative film making.


This, they can have my money as I'll absolutely go to see if they make it work, but this series is close to unadaptable to me.


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ElephantGA
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Can anyone recommend a series that is close to this series? If possible.


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MSTiger33
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You should try the audiobook version of it.


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MSTiger33
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I picked this book up after searching for Reynolds after listening to the Theft of Swords series. He and Simon Vance from the Locke Lamora books are my favorites.


All of this is true.



MusclesofBrussels
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Anybody else feel like these books are pretty poorly written? I finished the first and am about half way through the second at the moment. They've been entertaining and are quick reads, but the author's writing seems pretty bad to me. I've been having a hard time visualizing the characters and settings because everything is poorly described. The action sequences at times also seem confusing and hard to follow because they just aren't coherently written. Am I alone here? The author was only 24 or 25 when he wrote the first book, and it shows


BloodSweat&Beers
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Anybody else feel like these books are pretty poorly written? I finished the first and am about half way through the second at the moment. They've been entertaining and are quick reads, but the author's writing seems pretty bad to me. I've been having a hard time visualizing the characters and settings because everything is poorly described. The action sequences at times also seem confusing and hard to follow because they just aren't coherently written. Am I alone here? The author was only 24 or 25 when he wrote the first book, and it shows


I can picture some of the fights from all 3 books in my head still and it has been awhile since I read the last two books.


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DestrehanTiger
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I just found some of the explanations of what thing were to either be vague or nonexistent. I wouldn't say that's necessarily a bad thing. He just left more of the scene up to the imagination of the reader. For instance, I'm not sure what razors are supposed to look like. I know what they look like in my head, but I would assume they may look completely different to everyone else. There are plenty of other tech things in the book that are just given a name and no explanation. I felt like it worked in these books. Some books need the author to paint the scene. I didn't think these books needed that.


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Just finished Red Rising bc of this thread. Great read that helped make 7 airports in 5 days more tolerable. It isn't hard reading by any means and I rolled my eyes more than once, with obvious plot holes. But it is a VERY fun and very fast read and I will absolutely be starting Book 2 soon.


DestrehanTiger
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with obvious plot holes


I'm not claiming there aren't plot holes, but what plot holes come to your mind? I'd like to keep this discussion thread going.


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BloodSweat&Beers
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I just found some of the explanations of what thing were to either be vague or nonexistent. I wouldn't say that's necessarily a bad thing. He just left more of the scene up to the imagination of the reader. For instance, I'm not sure what razors are supposed to look like. I know what they look like in my head, but I would assume they may look completely different to everyone else. There are plenty of other tech things in the book that are just given a name and no explanation. I felt like it worked in these books. Some books need the author to paint the scene. I didn't think these books needed that.


Not sure if it is intended but that would be how a Red would view tech things. Everything and everyone is a tool to be used. If it has to be explained then it is not worth their time.



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