Shouldn't you just play a videogame at this point?

Shouldn't you just play a videogame at this point?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    does this series have good romance? I need my scifi/fantasy with good romance

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not really. What little "romance" it has is pretty bad.

      The Malazan books are at their best (IMO) when they're painting with broad strokes. Battles, disasters, divine plots, political shifts, etc. The kind of stuff that shapes the world's history. The stuff that focuses more on one person, like the couple of romantic subplots it has or the endless wank about Karsa Orlong (or worst of all, Karsa Orlong's romantic subplot) is all mediocre to bad.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anon I'm sorry to say but generally people read because they enjoy reading, not because they think it's a superior activity or that they're more sophisticated for doing so
    The person who reads fantasy like this does so because they enjoy reading, not because they actually hate it and would prefer to play video games but oh they were told growing up that reading was something smart kids did

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      You don't have to apologize. I am personally unable to understand why you would want to read 8000+ pages of wizard battles and zero dimensional character development when you could just play Super Dragon Quest Turbo XVI. The advantage books have over other media I think is that you can deal directly with internal states, ideas, and things that can't really be represented visually. But if you are just going to have magic sword fights and magic explosions and demons chopping people in half, it seems like almost any other medium would do it better. Is it just to be able to say "I'm reading"?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you stupid or just baiting?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Because it's entertaining and immersive in a way that video games or film could never capture since the imagery is based on the output of your mind's eye
          Compare the Witcher books to the Witcher video games or the television series, there is no comparison
          Compare the LOTR books to the LOTR films, the LOTR books are a far more fulfilling and entertaining experience than the films

          >goyslopers already seething

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're a pseud who is wasting his life on shit he doesn't enjoy

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nta but you sound like a man of low intellect projecting

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Nta but you sound like a man of low intellect projecting

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because it's entertaining and immersive in a way that video games or film could never capture since the imagery is based on the output of your mind's eye
        Compare the Witcher books to the Witcher video games or the television series, there is no comparison
        Compare the LOTR books to the LOTR films, the LOTR books are a far more fulfilling and entertaining experience than the films

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          LOTR is actually really good, has all kinds of world building and detail that the movies can't recreate, which is why everyone in IQfy complains how boring it is. These books ... not so much. It's like reading the novelization of someone's playthrough of Witcher 3, except Witcher 3 actually has interesting characters. Idgi.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >LOTR is actually really good, has all kinds of world building and detail that the movies can't recreate, which is why everyone in IQfy complains how boring it is
            But no one does, though?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          The thing is - LOTR books and the first book of Witcher are actually good.

          The Witcher games are unironically better than the Witcher novels in every possible way. You could watch a montage of every TW2 cutscene and it would still be miles above the The Tower of Swallows (which sucks and swallows).

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Super Dragon Quest Turbo XVI
        Are you pretending to be a boomer? That's hilarious anon.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    books have longer gameplay time, when you think about it

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I purchased the first volume a few weeks before something very specific spewed out of a Chinese lab and have yet to read it. I must admit, I'm not sure whether I'll ever give it a shot. Can't say how many times I was told to read The Malazan Book of the Fallen.

    The issue is, as I've grown older, I've lost a sizeable deal of patience for fiction books (especially those with more than 500 pages), which is a tad distressing because I love reading (I still read 3 to 5 non-fiction books per month). I need to choke the life out of this reluctance and go back to my old habits of devouring large fiction books. I'm only reading 3 to 5 fiction books each year currently.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      > as I've grown older, I've lost a sizeable deal of patience for fiction books

      Same here, I’m 30 and haven’t enjoyed a novel for years. Maybe because I have less time, both free time and time left. And I know more about the world, so one guy’s creation is less interesting than the infinite variations of real life. It seems to be a common thing to go through.

      Luckily plenty of historians are downright masters of prose, perhaps more than novelists. Gibbon, Tuchman, Morris are all titans of literature who get overlooked because they wrote non-fiction.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    No.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    no, it's not substantial and i need substance. in fact this is the only thing i give up on naturally, despite my worst proclivities.

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