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  1. Abercrombie, Jemisin, Hobb, Parker and Martin are good writers. Eriksen and Bakker are more imaginative but not great writers, and you can forgive that to a certain extent. Jordan can be a decent writer, when he hits a scene right he’s as good as anyone, but he completely lost it with WoT, should have been a trilogy instead. I might be being harsh on Sanderson, but I think that big series of his is a worse WoT with bits of Malazan thrown in, and the worst bits of it at that, and then written as if it was a manual for a fridge instead of a novel.
  2. More things happen but the actual prose is a lot worse as Sanderson is a worse writer than Jordan, which is actually impressive.
  3. Eh, the first few books are fine, the concepts are decent and could have translated OK into a TV show if they had sorted out the terrible pacing and some of the dodgy characterisation. It’s standard high fantasy schlock, the entire genre is derivative.
  4. I watched all three in the background while I was working. It had got better by the third episode but it still wasn’t very good. Some odd plot choices. It’s certainly no Game of Thrones.
  5. I think the author's child abuse is probably a bit more problematic.
  6. Sirloin

    Cricket Thread

    Tim Paine gone as Australia captain and ABV retires.
  7. Sirloin

    Cricket Thread

    You only have to see the way that Archer, Jordan, Ali, Rashid, Rawlins et al have been treated by certain sections of the press to see that whilst cricket might give the impression of being inclusive you don’t have to scratch the surface very deeply to find good old British snide racism underneath.
  8. Sirloin

    Cricket Thread

    Depends where the match is. It's been pretty bad some years though when they've moved it from May. There's always been a chasing bias, I've probably moaned about it in the past when it was losing me money.
  9. Ireland are over evens to beat Luxembourg, they surely can’t be that bad still?
  10. Sirloin

    Cricket Thread

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
  11. Sirloin

    Cricket Thread

    NZ strong favourites, I would have the Aussies being ahead still. Scoring doesn’t seem that hard out there. That said Williamson is going along superbly.
  12. Sirloin

    Cricket Thread

    That’s a bit more like it. EDIT: Impeccably cursed.
  13. Sirloin

    Cricket Thread

    Between the top six sides, one game was won by the team batting first I think. It’s not over yet, but NZ look a long way off at the moment.
  14. Sirloin

    Cricket Thread

    Two great semis as spectacles, but as ways to find the best team? I’m not so sure. Chasing bias has been massive this tournament and the two standout teams are both out before the final. Hope NZ stuff the Aussies but mostly hope that the conditions and few don’t play too much of a role.
  15. Sirloin

    Cricket Thread

    That’s a hard catch but you have to be taking them.
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