Joe Mallozzi’s Book Club Part 2

May 24th, 2008

So I have responded to the questions of Joe’s readers over here at immense and self-indulgent length. Check it out, it is a scream. And exciting. But also makes you think deeply. Kind of like The First Law trilogy, in fact.

So if you’ve somehow missed me talking about my general approach to fantasy here over the past few months, or if you wanted to know my answers to such questions as:

“Do you prefer sugar or no sugar in your tea?”

“How much research did you do into swords and battles?”

“Do you tone it down for readers of a sensitive disposition?”

And many more, or if you were curious about the difference between whinging and whining, there really is nowhere else to go. My thanks to Joe M for providing the forum, and, of course, for shifting some books to the unwitting public…

Posted in interviews, news by Joe Abercrombie on May 24th, 2008. Tags: ,

5 comments so far

  • Some great questions over there. I think I might be one of your less intelligent fans, all my questions are silly ones. It’s all the damn shopping at Wal-mart that I do…

    …Stupid failing U.S. Dollar…

    Anyway, it’s great to see you getting the attention you deserve.

    So let’s do a for instance. You’ve just been green-lit to turn The First Law trilogy into a 700 Million dollar Epic fantasy trilogy. Peter Jackson is directing and he really wants to know who you think should star in the film. Who are YOUR picks, alive or dead (because with computers and that much money anything can happen) for each role?

  • daft sod says:

    Give me back the hour of precious lifetime I just spent reading your questions&answers; session at Joe Mallozzi’s blog.

    You talk about references to other works in your answers, Joe. The following quotation by Glokta reminds me of The Great Gatsby: “Round and round in circles we go, clutching at successes that we never grasp,endlessly tripping over the same old failures. Truly, life is the misery we endure between disappointments.”

  • Daft: It took you an hour? Maybe you should try some remedial stuff, might help improve your speed?

  • daft sod says:

    I’m a slow reader by any standards and no native speaker of English either. I don’t even remember if it took me a full hour to read the article. It was fun though 🙂

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