Don't buy this "Best Served Cold"!

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The Iceland book. I mean people find they buy these things by mistake and they have discovered the next big thing ;)

(It'll be a long while before I get anywhere near reading it, but I'd like to think that Abercrombie's is going to be a given.)
 
But is it any good?

Controversial, apparently. Most reviews indicate it's well-written with good action scenes, but there are no likeable characters and the scene where everybody's locked in a freezer was considered grim for the sake of grimness ;)
 
You mean they were locked in the one with the vegetables, rather than the one with the desserts, because that's more than just grim, that's cruel.
 
Avoid the audiobook version: Malcolm Walker reads his own book out loud and doesn't care whether he's hoarse or not....


*cough*




(Actually, to be accurate, he thinks someone else should be responsible for testing for that.)
 
Whoa! Whoa! there Karn, rein in the impulse to turn this thread turning into a nightMARE....

Lets refer to the mane thread Ursa linked us too
 
On a less amusing but similar note there are some histories by Theodore Ayrault Dodge I really like. However, some newer versions are heavily abridged, and they don't make it clear (the full books are 600-800 pages or so), so it would be very easy to buy one with half the content missing.

On Best Served Cold: is it grimdark?
 
I loved Best Served Cold, Abercombie manages to put forward farcial nature of the situation Styria finds itself. High tragedy follows in a epic story of betrayal (so much it makes ones head spin) and in some greed in others downright stupidity. I love the human touch he has with his writing, though his outlook is imensley bleak.
 
Am I the only one who keeps seeing Joe 'Applecrumble' each time someone mentions his name?
 
I went to school with an 'Abercrombie.' Wonder if they're related.
 

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