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05 November 2013 @ 04:50 pm
next year’s reading: a GGK project  

So I’ve noticed that RIVER OF STARS, which I haven’t yet gotten around to reading, is Guy Gavriel Kay’s 12th book. I’m thinking of doing a GGK retrospective next year and read a GGK book a month, in order of publication, so I thought I’d mention it in case anybody else wants to read along too.

Of course, realistically this means I’ll read the Fionavar Tapestry all at once and the, uh, whicherfligger Mosaic all at once too, so it’s more like 9 months of books rather than 12, but still, close enough.

I think it’ll be kind of interesting. I’ve read the Fionavar Tapestry at least three times, but not for years-unto-decades, and I’ve read TIGANA more often than I can count, but I’m not sure I’ve re-read any of the others. Some of them I loved hugely, some I liked all right, some (okay, one) the last chapter pissed me off so much I’ve never re-read it despite it possibly being my favorite up to the last pages, and one or two I actually didn’t like and wonder now if it was me or the book. So: a retrospective shall happen. Or whatever one properly calls this kind of thing. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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angharaanghara on November 6th, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
I've read and re-read them all (except the newest one, which I haven't got yet) and I've loved almost all of them. I... have opinions about Ysabel. All of which is to say is, if you want a guest post during your restrospective I"m a Kay girl from way back...
kitmizkit on November 6th, 2013 08:17 am (UTC)
Ysabel is one of the ones I'm eh about, and I shall be delighted to call upon you when we do this thing! :)