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 Post subject: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
PostPosted: February 1st, 2009, 9:30 am 

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Great book read it!
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 Post subject: Re: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
PostPosted: August 19th, 2009, 2:10 pm 
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This was really good. Excellently written, excellently told. I got more than adequately wrapped up in the characters' feelings and it made the reading that much better. Kay did himself proud, which I guess shows in the Aurora the book won. Has anyone read any of his other work? I'm curious about the Summer Tree etc. trilogy.

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 Post subject: Re: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
PostPosted: August 21st, 2009, 8:08 pm 

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I just recently read his fionavar tapestry series. It has pretty good reviews but frankly I didn't care too much for it. The characterizations didnt seem as strong as in his other books, and I thought the plot was somewhat weak. His later works are much better. (Fionavar tapestry were his first books, although he helped edit the silmarillion prior to that as he was a family friend of christopher tolkien).

I read A Song for Arbonne a few weeks ago - I highly recommend it. It's been about 10 years since I last read Tigana so its hard for me to compare it, but I liked it enough that I plan on reading several of his newer novels.
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 Post subject: Re: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
PostPosted: December 28th, 2009, 12:27 pm 
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I read the Fionvar books a few months ago too and I had a similar reaction. They weren't bad necessarily, just not great, and nowhere near the quality of Tigana. I ordered Ysabel and Lions of Al-Rassan the other day though, both of which have won and/or been nominated for a number of awards so I'm hoping they'll be good.

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