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Qualified Perceptions
On the good side, I reread Robin Hobb's Assassin series, and then the first two books of the Tawny Man series. I really should have reread Liveship Traders, as I didn't realize until Tawny Man that they're actually connected, and not just plots set in vaguely the same universe. But I didn't have them, so I didn't. :) The first two Assassin books I like quite a lot; the third suffers from long-windedness, but isn't bad. Tawny Man is interesting.

On the bad side, I failed to finish Tiger Burning Bright - over and over they tell you how Strong and Competent and Marvellous and True to their Blood the three main characters are. Said main characters obsessively plan all the important things they're going to do, and then fret when Unforseen Circumstances Foil their Plans. But by halfway through, they hadn't actually done anything... And I'm going to fail to finish Convergence, which is the most mind-numbingly tedious thing I've read in a very long time.

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