This irresistable masterpiece has immediately become one of my instant favourites and is without a doubt the best fantasy I’ve read this year.
5 stars, cinco estrellas, très bien
Better than Malice, but not excellent: still too many tiny mistakes that kept catapulting me out of it. The writing style just isn’t my thing.
Buckle up and fasten your seat belt, folks, cause I’m about to demand a HYPE for this.
Lots of good ideas, some wasted potential, an interesting Panemesque setting on Mars, but too much bad writing, Sevro ex machina and Darrow Stu for my taste – still, this series looks promising.
So. I finally read this. Many thanks go out to everyone who kept recommending this one to me because reading this has been a joy. The first couple of chapters were just okay, but once Thomas Senlin entered the Parlor, this had me hooked.
The first part of this one is a bland The Name of the Wind fanfiction. Nothing more.
Behold: my first five star-read of 2021. ‚Best Served Cold‘ features an expertly constructed plot from the master of character writing. It’s a wild mixture of The Count of Monte Cristo and Kill Bill, a revenge story par excellence, graced with Abercrombie’s fleshed-out anti-heros: his best book yet.
A predictable Urban Fantasy in a Hong Kongish setting that reveals what’s gonna come right at the start by its choice of narrators. Technically well-written but without a soul.
2020 has been a LONG year and I guess we’re all glad it’s almost over. However, in terms of reading it’s been quite a good year for me. ‚Good‘ meaning ‚busy‘.