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Last volume of the huge epic Farsser Trilogy (at 848 pages it's the longest book I've read so far this year, more than 100 pages longer than either Buddenbrooks or Dominion which are both in the low 700s, and so is Het Verdriet van België which I've just started). It is pretty much a satisfactory conclusion to the epic, though we do seem to take a long time getting to the retrieval of the lost king and climax of the story, and then the ending felt, well, not rushed, but at a pace I could have coped with the rest of the book being written at. It's been interesting to read these more or less at the same time as Patrick Rothfuss, who takes quite a similar situation, a slightly less attractive central character, but does perhaps more interesting things with it.

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manjushra
May. 15th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
conclusion to the epic...
Yes, that's what I thought before I read the other two trilogies (or are there three others?), which refer back heavily to this scenario, adapting and twisting it as we go along.
jenmarya
Dec. 14th, 2014 02:51 pm (UTC)
Glad you said "perhaps," because Rothfuss' third offering, _The Slow Regard of Silent Things_, is so horrible I can't finish it.
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