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Discuss the December 2016 Book of the Month, Nightlord by Garon Whited.
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Re: Have you started the book?

Post by hsimone » 12 Dec 2016, 12:24

gali wrote:
hsimone wrote:
rovet wrote:
I agree. I am about 40% of the way through, and am losing interest. Just too much going on. Too many things that Eric has to stop and explain. 'losing focus' is a great way of saying it.
Thank you for agreeing. Sometimes, when I read how much others really loved the book, I question 'am I the weird one?' It's nice to know that there are others who don't quite 'love' the read. I agree, there are too many things going on, and then Eric has to explain it all. If the book was more concise, then it could have been a really enjoyable one for me because I generally love fantasy (including vampire) reads. However, I ended up finishing it, and I can't say that enjoyed many aspects of the read.
I agree with you now. I liked the beginning, but now I am starting to lose interest. I decided to quit the book, as I find it hard to become engaged in the tale.
I'm sorry that you didn't find it engaging as well. I was on the verge of quitting multiple times, so I completely understand. But, at least now, you can focus on reading something more to your taste and interest level. :)
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Post by gali » 12 Dec 2016, 12:27

hsimone wrote:
gali wrote:
hsimone wrote:
Thank you for agreeing. Sometimes, when I read how much others really loved the book, I question 'am I the weird one?' It's nice to know that there are others who don't quite 'love' the read. I agree, there are too many things going on, and then Eric has to explain it all. If the book was more concise, then it could have been a really enjoyable one for me because I generally love fantasy (including vampire) reads. However, I ended up finishing it, and I can't say that enjoyed many aspects of the read.
I agree with you now. I liked the beginning, but now I am starting to lose interest. I decided to quit the book, as I find it hard to become engaged in the tale.
I'm sorry that you didn't find it engaging as well. I was on the verge of quitting multiple times, so I completely understand. But, at least now, you can focus on reading something more to your taste and interest level. :)
Thank you. Life too short to waste it on books not to one's taste. It is a matter of taste though, and others may find it more to their taste.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by hsimone » 12 Dec 2016, 15:18

gali wrote:
hsimone wrote:
gali wrote:
I agree with you now. I liked the beginning, but now I am starting to lose interest. I decided to quit the book, as I find it hard to become engaged in the tale.
I'm sorry that you didn't find it engaging as well. I was on the verge of quitting multiple times, so I completely understand. But, at least now, you can focus on reading something more to your taste and interest level. :)
Thank you. Life too short to waste it on books not to one's taste. It is a matter of taste though, and others may find it more to their taste.
Well said! I couldn't agree more.
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Post by alonwhite99 » 23 Dec 2016, 19:19

Not yet, but I am excited to receive and read a book asap. I have been missing a good novel in my hands.

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Post by AA1495 » 25 Dec 2016, 22:58

littlefrog wrote:I am reading it and am about the half way point. Really like it and I have not lost interest yet. I like how the author builds the characters as they are introduced...and keeps some in mystery. I really can't wait to see where it goes next. Love the weaving of different cultures, religions, worlds, beliefs and ethics. I know I can't say it enough, I like a vampire with ethics.
You've described it well! I'm glad you're enjoying the book so far ☺

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Post by Sarah_Khan » 27 Dec 2016, 14:20

I just started it and I like how easy the book is to read and how relatable the main character is. So far this book seems like a nice, original twist on a vampire story.

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Post by jamesabr » 28 Dec 2016, 22:50

Like you, I found the beginning very original. Sasha's shift from merely nice to completely devoted to him was the most interesting part. I also liked how patient she was with Eric, despite his initial anger upon finding out that he was just turned into a vampire.
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Post by Julie Ditton » 30 Dec 2016, 21:29

I started the book right before Christmas when I discovered this website.
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Post by Megwe85 » 31 Dec 2016, 02:26

I have started the book. I'm about 9% in and I'm enjoying how Eric is less like Edward Cullen and more like Wade Wilson (AKA Dead Pool). With all the comments about losing interest in the middle, I'm a bit worried.
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Post by David Nash » 01 Jan 2017, 12:58

Just started reading it. Only the first few chapters. I liked the opening. I think the author did a good job at grabbing your attention in the opening lines. He filled in enough information that you had a pretty good idea of the main character's personality, appearance, and general attitude toward life. He immediately put all those things into flux, which made me want to know why (even though I already knew why from the background). I found the dialog to be well written and human sounding. Hoping the rest of the book holds up as well.

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Post by Thimble » 01 Jan 2017, 19:23

I started it and finally finished it. I had a really hard time getting through it, but I'm stubborn. I've read longer books in a shorter time span. As for the beginning, I thought it was original and interest-catching. You only know what's going on based on what Eric is told so it takes a while to figure out all of the initial rules.
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 18 Jan 2017, 00:36

I did not yet start the book. as I read the posts, the more that I am motivated to at least start the book. I hope to read it as soon as I finish the book I am reading.
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Post by Gjacks » 07 Mar 2018, 13:28

I have the audiobook for this (I think it was a gift) and I plan on starting it soon. Admittedly, I'm a little apprehensive though as I feel like I'll be like a majority of the other readers here when it comes to a teetering of interest. Even in audiobook form, it's hard to hold attention if the narrative starts to go off track.

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Post by atonykamau » 14 Mar 2018, 03:56

I have started the book and i really loved it.

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