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Gollancz 50

By Adam Roberts | October 5, 2011
Categories: Book News

Here are 10 titles you have already read, or if you haven't you (a) ought to be ashamed, and (b) ought to read them at once. Gollancz have yellowed them up nicely, and put them on sale: check them out. One of them has an introduction by me! But I won't tell you which. Oh, alright, it's Pratchett's hilarious, brilliant Eric:

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5 Responses to “Gollancz 50”

  1. Joey Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Glad to see Terry Pratchett made the list! Though I haven't read that one yet.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    You should! It's very good.

  3. Tom Says:
    December 8th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the prod. I've enjoyed eight of the ten titles but I've never read any by Lynch or Pratchett. I'm adding them to my list.

    Have you read The Name of the Wind? I enjoyed it but I don't think it deserves the praise it's been getting. Your reviews are consistently insightful and I'm curious about your take on this book.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:
    December 10th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Tom: I reviewed the Rothfuss, actually; Strange Horizons, alongside Tolkien.

  5. Tom Says:
    December 12th, 2011 at 6:39 am

    ... and I'm just back from reading it.

    I liked the contrast you made between the two books, exposing some of the flaws in Rothfuss's novel without having to whack at it directly.

    As a read your review I was reminded of Wolfsangel. I just read it, mostly as a result of your punkadiddle praise a few months back. (Thanks, btw.) Its separation from the modern perspective -- like you describe with The Children of Hurin -- made for a powerful story. Surprising and unsettling.

    You mentioned in your review that Rothfuss may not have thought through the implications of Qvothe's heroic path. Well the foul have came home to roost in his second book. Ugh.