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Red Country

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good addition

The book was pure Abercrombie: dark and violent, with that odd twist of hope thrown in.

posted by 6532680 on November 25, 2012

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Had someone else written Red Country, it would doubtless be a hi

Had someone else written Red Country, it would doubtless be a highly entertaining blend of fantasy and western. Gritty, bloody and unafraid of violence - even for its own sake - Red Country could have been a good book. Perhaps even more than that.

But Abercrombie is th...
Had someone else written Red Country, it would doubtless be a highly entertaining blend of fantasy and western. Gritty, bloody and unafraid of violence - even for its own sake - Red Country could have been a good book. Perhaps even more than that.

But Abercrombie is the author of The Heroes. Coming on the heels of that master work, Red Country is little more than a disappointment. Its Red alright, but only because that's what seems to sell when you put Abercrombie's name on a book. This time the extremes of violence serve no purpose other than to make ridiculous characters ridiculous. There are no moral lessons here, and no compelling characters such as those that graced the pages of The Heroes.

Red Country is a hard read, without much in the way of narrative to move it along. Cosca is irritating, as usual and the return of Logan is so under-stated - and his character so sparing in his appearances - that this alone does not make the book worth reading. On the contrary I felt the return of Logan should have been given far more focus than this tale offered and was all the more disappointed for the lack. If you're looking for violence for violence sake this book is for you. But the dedication is wrong; this isn't for Clint - its for Arnold.

posted by BlackCompanyFan on November 20, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Good addition

    The book was pure Abercrombie: dark and violent, with that odd twist of hope thrown in.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Another great read from Abercrombie!

    This is another great book from a fantastic author! Who else could write a novel without ever using the (real?) name of one of the main characters? This is a wonderful addition to the series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    I'm not sure why the negative reviews.  This book combined what

    I'm not sure why the negative reviews.  This book combined what could be considered top notch Spaghetti Western style with Ambercrombie's most interesting character, "Lamb".  While not as long or detailed as the three part series that served as the prequel, it definitely lived up to expectations.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    I've never read one of his books before this, but this was reall

    I've never read one of his books before this, but this was really good, despite a LOT of violence. I'll be reading his First Law series next.

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

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    Abercrombie Delivers Again!

    Unapologetically Abercrombie. I look forward to reading his next book.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    Red Country is the balance to Best Served Cold. Don't get me wro

    Red Country is the balance to Best Served Cold. Don't get me wrong, there was a hefty dose of violence in it. However, there's also redemption, forgiveness, and empowerment.  Best Served Cold was an absolute downer, but this one gives you a good tingly instead of a bad tingly. It's a pleasant surprise.

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    Posted November 18, 2012

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