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5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy, quirky and wonderful, 6 Nov 2010
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This review is from: The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, Vol 1 (Hardcover)
If you bought this compilation you are probably already familiar with the world of Steven eriksons Malazans, and if you havent read these books, then it might all seem very strange at first glance. The first time we hear of Bauchelain and Broach is in Memories of Ice, the third book in the Malazan books of the fallen, where they appear like bats out of hell, strange, dark and imposing, but also incredibly quirky and larger than life. Literally. The stories in the compilation adress how Emancipoor got to work for the necromancers, and why he after 3 years is still working for them, reduced to a neurotic mess that he is. The characters of Bauchelain and Broach are given more depth, and gives you a much better understanding of their workings in Memories of Ice, something I thoroughly appreciated on my second read through of the book. These strange men, who like so many other of Eriksons character more or less wills into being the reality around them, are often times completely out of their depths, but somehow come through relatively unscathed, although to the reader their ego's seem bruised, they never seem to linger on the setbacks long, before messing with things way beyond their means again and again. Incredibly well written, funny with great dialogue, both inner and outer, I heartily recommend the book. You get the first 3 of the stories in this volume.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2011 20:12:11 GMT
Thank you for writing this review had been debating whether or not to get the book as I'm not really into short Fantasy stories..I like to lose myself in Epics..Lol..But your review has decided me..I'm going to order it tonight, many thanks :)
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