Characters, Worldbuilding, and a Couple of Gags

August 1st, 2007

There’s an interview with yours truly over at Aidan Moher’s blog A Dribble of Ink, where we discuss such matters as: how I got into this crazy game, characters, worldbuilding and so on. I advise you to take a look because it is a hoot.

Out of interest he’d also reviewed my books The Blade Itself and Before They are Hanged saying such things as:

“Abercrombie has written a wickedly clever novel, with a biting sense of humour rarely found in the over-serious Fantasy genre, but does so with a subtle hand and a flair for the macabre that can’t be ignored.”

“As with the first novel, Abercrombie’s characterization is top notch. As we spend more and more time with characters such as Logen Ninefingers, Sand dan Glokta and Jezal dan Luthar we find ever more intriguing facets to their personality … I felt closer to some of Abercrombie’s characters than I ever have before in reading a novel.”

Which obviously warmed me to my very nethers. He did have some trifling concerns over the pace and plotting, but we’ll just pretend that never happened, eh?

Posted in interviews, news by Joe Abercrombie on August 1st, 2007. Tags: ,

5 comments so far

  • Aidan Moher says:

    Hey Joe!

    It was a pleasure working with you for the interview! Can’t wait to do it again next year for the release of Last Argument of Kings!

    Thanks for letting everyone know about the interview and reviews, much appreciated!

    A Dribble of Ink

  • Pace and plotting? I don’t know the meaning of the words! 😉

  • John Walsh says:

    this new website is great and i am looking forward to the final book, shame this is the last one in the series, or is it??

  • Geordie says:

    quick comments:

    1. Love your books… can’t wait til AoK’s comes out.

    2. I absolutely love your characters. It’s sad that I can never sit down and have a few beers with Logen.

    quick question:

    1. Why are good characters so hard to find in the fantasy setting? After finishing BTAH’d I picked up “Bone Song” by John Meaney and immediately hated the main character… what’s up with that?


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