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Sign of Chaos (The Chronicles of Amber #8)Sign of Chaos by Roger Zelazny

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Finishing this series is taking an effort. Zelazny was all over the place…incoherent, stream of consciousness (my favorite style…yeah, no), vague…and then painful overly detailed minor scenes, like a wrestling match (not exactly…but I don’t like to spoil fiction), or his shadow shifts…and throwing in new characters, which shouldn’t be a problem in a lengthy series but kind of is with this one. I think I need to take a break before trying the penultimate, but I don’t know if I’ll come back…on one hand, I would like to see how this mess ends; on the other…it’s a mess.

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Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny

Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber #1)Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Some use a term “guilty pleasure”, but I’m not feeling guilty at all. Sometimes I just want a break from the heavier or tedious stuff I’m reading and fall back on a favorite or two.

I had a book club two volume edition (yellow and green jackets with the same Frazetta art) that I nearly wore out as a late teen. This series – at least the Corwin Cycle…never made it past the second in the Merlin five – is one of my favorites to re-read.

Light, quick, imaginative, temporally colloquial…not deep, but still fun.

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