Brandon Sanderson thread

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  1. bryix

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    Mistborn Era 1 trilogy was awesome

    Alloy of Law was great

    Just starting Shadows of Self
     
  2. bryix

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    Almost done with The Bands of Mourning

    Warbreaker just arrived today
     
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    Do Secret History right after Bands of Mourning
     
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  4. bryix

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    was going to. out of stock online when I ordered Warbreaker
     
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  5. WolfStansson

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    Kind of random question, but figured this would be a good thread for it. I am close to finishing my re-read prior to Rhythm of War and am going to be off for over a week starting Monday. I've read most of Sanderson's stuff at this point.

    Do you all have any recommendations on books that would be solid to read (not related to anything Sanderson) in between now and the release of Rhythm of War? If it's a series, I would probably hold off given I'll drop everything once RoW comes out, but figured I would try to get some stuff on a list at least.

    EDIT: Didn't see the books impossible to put down thread. I'll check there, but happy with any recommendations.
     
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  6. The Blackfish

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    Looking for just a quick standalone? Try Dark Matter or Recursion (or both) by Blake Crouch.
     
  7. WolfStansson

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    Both sound solid, thanks!
     
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  8. ukcats8

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    The Licanius trilogy is very good. Similar feel to a Sanderson book. First book is called The Shadow of what was Lost. Bonus is that the audiobooks are read by Michael Kraemer, same as most of Sanderson's books.
     
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  9. Name P. Redacted

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    Listening to the acknowledgements right now for Rhythm of War. Very excited to get back to Roshar.

    57 hour long audiobook
    :chrispaulnoooo::ahh:
     
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  10. bryix

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    Finished "The Emperor's Soul" - that was awesome
     
  11. The Blackfish

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    My favorite fantasy short story ever. He crammed 350 pages worth of story into 80 pages.
     
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  12. RonBurgundy

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    I still think it's one of the best pieces of fiction I've ever read.
     
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  13. Imurhuckleberry

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    Just finished Arcanum unbounded. Only ones left are the second mistborn series but I really didn't like the first one.

    Do we have a genre thread yet? Looking for something new. Read all of WoT, grrm (fuck him), lightbringer, kingkiller, SoT, and a bunch of other good series. But now what?

    Can we get a series recommendation list or maybe thread?
     
  14. JCort

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    Wtf at the bold?! To each their own I guess.

    Malazan Book of the Fallen series is great.
     
  15. The Blackfish

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    Malazan Book of the Fallen

    also give Wax and Wayne another shot.
     
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  16. Gin Buckets

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    Acacia trilogy isn't bad.
     
  17. Imurhuckleberry

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    Book one of Max and Wayne. Didn't really enjoy it. Hard to imagine that someone really did.
     
  18. Imurhuckleberry

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    Already finished Book of the Fallen. Running out of new quality series.
     
  19. The Blackfish

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    Basically everyone but you.
     
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  20. The Blackfish

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    Im guessing you’ve read all of Abercrombie?
     
  21. Imurhuckleberry

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    Actually haven't. I'll added to the list. Just downloaded Dresden files book 1.
     
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  22. RonBurgundy

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    Jade War/Jade City

    Red Rising books

    light bringer books

    Malazan

    Gentlemen Bastards*

    Blood Song

    half a king/war

    Witcher books

    The Magicians series

    a darker shade of magic

    Dresden *

    Drizzit series*

    *have not read these
     
  23. The Blackfish

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    Yeah both of those are really good. Dresden book 1 is the weakest but still quick and good. Gets better as it goes
     
  24. billdozer

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    There's a Light Fantasy thread: https://www.the-mainboard.com/index.php?threads/light-fantasy-recommendations.125541/
     
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  25. ukcats8

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    Recently read Rage of Dragons and its sequel by Evan Winters, and it's really solid. I'd recommend it.

    The Licanius Trilogy (Shadow of What Was Lost? -- think thats the first book title) is also very Sanderson-esque. Good plot/story, but a little dense and light on action. I enjoyed it though, and think if you enjoy Sanderson stories, you'd enjoy it as well.
     
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    I’m enjoying the The Unhewn Throne trilogy rn
     
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  27. MORBO!

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    I was thinking about this the other day while watching Wandavision.

    I feel like at some point a decade or more from now, there's a good chance that the Cosmere novels get adapted into a new massive IP set of films kind of like the Marvel universe has been. The Cosmere is super diverse in terms of having high fantasy, some more young adult stuff, some heisty kind of thriller stuff, etc. With the way things are set to go, it would also allow them to put together an Avengers: Endgame style finale to the series once the different series of the Cosmere start to merge together and come towards a larger resolution.

    I'm assuming that at some point the Marvel stuff is going to start to wind down or at least become less popular. Then folks will be looking for a new IP that can bring in that kind of money and have as much source material. Needless to say, Brandon has no shortage of source material.

    This is probably not some novel thought, but whatever, screw you guys.
     
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  28. bryix

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    I've thought about this as well. It'd probably need to be animated or completely CGI - down to the characters themselves, due to the long time it would take to produce and film. There's just so much content that aging of the actors would be pretty conspicuous, otherwise.
     
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  29. MORBO!

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    I’d probably say go with Avatar style animation for the whole damn thing. It’s safer and easier. But then it wouldn’t be quite as epic as a GOT or MCU so I don’t know.
     
  30. CC_Nole

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    Animation is the superior form of storytelling so I’d be down.
     
  31. billdozer

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    Was watching a video from Sanderson on how he was selected to finish WoT. In it, he described his normal schedule:

    12pm: wake up
    1-5pm: write
    5-10pm: family time
    10pm-2am: write
    2-4am: gaming/hobbies
    4am-12pm: sleep
     
  32. Imurhuckleberry

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    Stephen King had something similar. Grrm asked him how he turns out so much work. King responded basically "it's a job. I wake up and do my job every day." Grrm replied back that he didn't understand.
     
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    Finally finished Rhythm of War. I didn't read his latest Stormlight Archive short story/novella. Is it worth jumping into after already finishing RoW? Who is the POV?
     
  34. The Blackfish

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    Im pretty sure Sanderson said he took his daily word count goal from King. Said it it was good enough for King it was good enough for him.
     
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  35. RegimentML

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    Rysn
     
  36. Lawnole23

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    Seems to be the better method. Just get plot on paper each day and then you can go back and make changes as needed.
     
  37. RegimentML

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    Brandon has also said he makes very few edits, compared to most writers. He only goes through his stuff several times. Compared to someone like Rothfuss who’s talked about editing the same passage ~100 times
     
  38. Imurhuckleberry

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    Reminds me of something I heard on Malcom Gladwell's podcast a few years ago. The topic was Leonard Cohen and the song hallelujah. Cohen had an anecdote where he ran into Bob Dylan in Paris and they were talking about how long it takes them to write a song. Though it had actually taken 9 years or something crazy for Cohen to finish hallelujah he said it took 9 months. He asked Bob how long it took him. Bob replied, "usually 20-30 minutes."

    And this is why every song ever lists B. Dylan as the song writer.
     
  39. lewis

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    Just about had a heart attack when I opened Twitter and “Mistborn” and “Kelsier” were trending.

    it’s for a Fortnite collab, apparently. Can’t wait to see Kels do the floss.
     
  40. Lawnole23

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    My kid plays a lot. I made him spend vbucks on Kelsier.
     
  41. Pharm

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    Goal for this summer is to read the alloy of law trilogy. I wonder if e audio book is the way to go as I really enjoyed the last storm light via audio book.
     
  42. The Blackfish

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    Years ago when the book club first started up I gave Gin Buckets unlimited amounts of shit for listening to audiobooks, calling it not reading.

    fast forward like 8 years I read to 90% of my books through audiobook. I love it.
     
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  43. Gin Buckets

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    :bananallama:
     
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  44. Pharm

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    i just already have the book though and don’t want to buy the audio books
     
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  45. The Blackfish

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    Start reading the physical book then and see if that works or if you then feel like spending the money
     
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    Audible is a great deal if you use it. My last like 15 books have been audiobooks
     
  47. ukcats8

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    I've been using audible for like 6 or 7 years now and usually cancel if I get a backlog of books. They always send a deal after about 6 months where it's like half price for 6 months or something like that. Free returns for anything, no questions asked. Just a really great service.
     
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    Used it for the free storm light books