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So, how many of you have (*or have not) read Guy Gavriel Kay? MonCul Send a noteboard - 07/09/2010 12:09:59 AM
I mentioned in this months "what are you reading" thread that I'm reading (since finished) Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay. It is one of those books that excites you, you can't wait to find time to read more of it. It's been a long time since a book has done that for me and I made a point to say I think Kay is an underrated author. Legolas disagreed saying most people he knows love Kay.

While I think to read Kay is to love Kay I would argue that Legolas and most of people he knows are, on average, better read than your "typical fantasy reader" and that my view that he is underrated stands true. Though maybe I just need to get out more.

Kay's books are intelligent, tense, poetic, and touching. I think they're so good, that if they were more widely read there would be more discussion about them on sites like this one.

Now I've only read 3 of his books: Tigana, The Lions of Al-Rassan, and Under Heaven. Each one better than the last. So my questions to you are as follows...

Have you read Kay?

What books have you read and did you enjoy them?

Have I unkowingly read the best Kay has to offer and now be disappointed with whatever I choose to read next?

Which of his books would you suggest I read next?

*If you havn't read Kay please says so, and why*
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So, how many of you have (*or have not) read Guy Gavriel Kay? - 07/09/2010 12:09:59 AM 859 Views
I've read most of his books. Read A Song for Arbonne next. - 07/09/2010 12:12:51 AM 539 Views
Everything but his book of poetry. - 07/09/2010 01:22:52 AM 557 Views
You've probably read the best, yes. - 07/09/2010 02:01:34 AM 581 Views
Re: So, how many of you have read Guy Gavriel Kay? - 07/09/2010 08:47:16 AM 600 Views
I wasn't that impressed by Tigana either. - 07/09/2010 08:55:09 AM 552 Views
Re: I wasn't that impressed by Tigana either. - 07/09/2010 06:19:36 PM 570 Views
Not a fan of bittersweet and tragic stories? - 07/09/2010 09:57:03 PM 536 Views
Feverishly so. - 07/09/2010 02:24:10 PM 544 Views
Elaine is wise. - 07/09/2010 02:27:37 PM 571 Views
Which we all knew! - 07/09/2010 02:32:45 PM 562 Views
GGK is mostly amazing - 08/09/2010 01:20:01 AM 636 Views
I've read Ysabel - 08/09/2010 03:24:19 AM 525 Views
I think I only didn't read two - 09/09/2010 02:12:56 PM 515 Views
Sorry my FF acts weird today *NM* - 09/09/2010 02:13:04 PM 256 Views
i've read all but the last 2 you mentioned, i think. - 14/09/2010 06:58:25 AM 524 Views

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