Right now I’m reading an epic fantasy book and it’s making me realize that I’ve been having a really hard time with adult fantasy lately. This book, which I will probably name and talk about later, is extremely well written, original, and everything else that would have made it a winner for me just a couple of years ago. What has changed?
Have any of you found a previously-faovrite genre hard to read lately?
And now for a short meme:
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open it to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
“Before we begin, you must remember that I am of the Edema Ruh. We were telling stories before Caluptena burned. Before there were books to write in. Before there was music to play. When the first fire kindled, we Ruh were there spinning stories in the circle of its flickering light.” (Obviously that’s more than one sentence, but as it’s one connected idea, I say it’s kosher.)
(And does anybody else wonder what a reading habit, as in a riding habit, looks like?)