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#1 Oct 18 2005 at 8:17 PM Rating: Good
Just finished Steven Brust's Jhereg, now reading Yendi in The Book of Jhereg omnibus also containing Teckla.
That's 3, yes, 3 books in one! Bonus!

I enjoyed Jhereg, as I really liked the whole pulp fiction/film noir/dimestore detective flavor set in a fantasy setting. Well, that's my take on it. I'm not sure if these books will consume me like Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, but I still enjoyed what I've read so far.

Anyone else read Steven Brust's work? Any other of his books you would recommend/avoid?



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#2 Oct 18 2005 at 11:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've read all hsi works to date. Definitly stick with the vlad taltos ones first. the ones dealing with the other characters (500 years after, the castle whatever it is one, etc) are good, but you want to read them later. Other than that, definitly read the vlad taltos ones in order.

The only downside to Brust's books is theya re too damn short!
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#3 Nov 07 2005 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
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One word about Brust, he's a damn genius.
I've read all his books two times now, and I love them. Vlad series are so funny, I love the way he's mixed sorcery and witchcraft into a thief/mafiaboss.
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#4 Nov 09 2005 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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As Kao said, you want all of the Taltos series, but read them in order. Chronological order if you can.

I started them from chronological order going back in time...And I still found them enjoyable, but reading Issola is confusing if you haven't read the others.

He writes really well. I can't explain it, but I love his sense of humour.

By the way, he has a HUGE fan dedication and lots of stuff has been compiled about the books, etc.

Seriously. The Taltos ones are awesome. Oh and make sure to get his prononciation guide too.

The 500 years after and 3 Musketeers imitations are not as good. They still have a wry sense of humour and the plot is amazing, but I just found it really really annoying how he imitated Dumas.

The Lord of Castle black and the ones before it are nice also. Very interesting to learn about te other characters, but if only we could know more about Sethra Lavode.

To each his own.
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#5 Dec 15 2005 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Brust is Boss. read it all i did. Everything he wrote... everything. It is all good. Reign in Hell is my favourite Brust, but the Drageran books are fu.cking boss!!!
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