Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Malazan Re-read of the Fallen - GOTM Ch. 20 & 21

Amanda and Bill are up to Chapters 20 & 21 in their Malazan Re-read of the Fallen:
The exchange between Circle Breaker and the other guard, Berrute, showcases a number of the matters we have discussed previously in the comments to each post: an extremely minor character being given a name and a few tidbits of history; and a discussion between two characters being used to add flavour and depth to the novel, rather than just saying “Circle Breaker was able to swap shifts with another guard to enable him to be present at Lady Simtal’s fete.” Would love to know Circle Breaker’s proper name!
I am enjoying reading along, but wish that Bill would provide more of his own commentary as a re-reader, instead of commenting on the assumptions Amanda is making.  I feel like we get the perspective of a new reader and a veteran perspective on that.  I think Bill should be writing more about the things he is discovering and noticing on his re-read.

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