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To clarify, when I said "most people I know", I mostly meant on this very site. Legolas Send a noteboard - 07/09/2010 09:54:56 PM
Because the amount of people with whom I've discussed fantasy IRL (not counting people I met through wotmania/RAFO in the first place, obvously) is rather low - fairly sure I can count them on less than the fingers of one hand. But here at this site and wotmania, Kay has always been named often by people, when they discussed what they were reading, when people asked for recommendations, and so on. We even had a Tigana Book Club at one point, iirc. I think he'd easily make it onto a top ten of favourite authors if we polled everyone at this site. Whether he's also among the top ten most discussed authors, well, probably not, but he shouldn't be too far behind.

Have you read Kay?

Yes (obviously).
What books have you read and did you enjoy them?

Fionavar Tapestry, which is a bit hesitant at first but very good as a whole. Not very original, granted, but poignant and powerful all the same. And Tigana, of course. I actually believe that might be all... somehow every time I want to read Song for Arbonne or Lions of al-Rassan, something comes up.
Have I unkowingly read the best Kay has to offer and now be disappointed with whatever I choose to read next?

Tigana and the Lions of al-Rassan (by all accounts, I haven't read it as I said) are likely among his best works, yes. That doesn't mean you'd be disappointed in his other books, though, at least not in all of them. I've heard mixed reviews of Ysabel and Last Light of the Sun, and in Fionavar Tapestry you may have to do some effort to get through the early parts as I said above. Still more than worthwhile, though, and I've heard nothing but good about Sailing to Sarantium (and sequel) and Song for Arbonne.
Which of his books would you suggest I read next?

Haven't read enough of them to say.
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So, how many of you have (*or have not) read Guy Gavriel Kay? - 07/09/2010 12:09:59 AM 764 Views
I've read most of his books. Read A Song for Arbonne next. - 07/09/2010 12:12:51 AM 451 Views
Everything but his book of poetry. - 07/09/2010 01:22:52 AM 473 Views
You've probably read the best, yes. - 07/09/2010 02:01:34 AM 488 Views
Re: So, how many of you have read Guy Gavriel Kay? - 07/09/2010 08:47:16 AM 482 Views
I wasn't that impressed by Tigana either. - 07/09/2010 08:55:09 AM 475 Views
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Not a fan of bittersweet and tragic stories? - 07/09/2010 09:57:03 PM 451 Views
Feverishly so. - 07/09/2010 02:24:10 PM 457 Views
Elaine is wise. - 07/09/2010 02:27:37 PM 492 Views
Which we all knew! - 07/09/2010 02:32:45 PM 469 Views
To clarify, when I said "most people I know", I mostly meant on this very site. - 07/09/2010 09:54:56 PM 474 Views
GGK is mostly amazing - 08/09/2010 01:20:01 AM 522 Views
I've read Ysabel - 08/09/2010 03:24:19 AM 437 Views
I think I only didn't read two - 09/09/2010 02:12:56 PM 431 Views
Sorry my FF acts weird today *NM* - 09/09/2010 02:13:04 PM 211 Views
i've read all but the last 2 you mentioned, i think. - 14/09/2010 06:58:25 AM 435 Views

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