Props from the Bookie Monster

August 5th, 2007

There have been a lot of new book-blogs appearing lately, but none better titled than The Bookie Monster, who just so happens to have reviewed The Blade Itself in his most recent post.

The Good?

Among other things – “I’m usually as wary about anti-heroes as I am about selfless, perfect heroes … but the characters of Logen Ninefingers and Inquisitor Glokta were excellently written. Not villainous but definitely not heroic, one with a fractured mind, the other with a fractured body, they are fantastic protagonists and fascinating to read.” One with a fractured mind, the other with a fractured body – a nice turn of phrase. I might even have to pretend I came up with that…

The Bad?

Well – he didn’t really say anything bad! Woooooh! High Five!

His Conclusion?

“This is the new, streamlined face of modern fantasy. Deal with it.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself…

Posted in reviews by Joe Abercrombie on August 5th, 2007. Tags:

one comment so far

  • John Dent says:

    Thanks for the plug, Joe–I really appreciate it! I tried and tried to find something wrong with the book, but I couldn’t find anything substancial…

    And you can thank Aidan Moher for recommending The Blade Itself to me!

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