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Old 09-14-2014, 06:46 AM   #1
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Night Watch books?

Are the Night Watch books by Sergei Lukyanenko worth reading? I do like urban fantasy, but don't want to waste time on a series I may not like.
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:23 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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I've only read the first, but I also think it was very good. The rest are on my towering TBR pile. I'm not a big fan of horror books, so I started the series with some trepidation. However, at least the first book seemed to be more about philosophy than gruesome acts, to my great delight and relief.
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I've heard many, many good things. I have them, but haven't read them yet.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:30 PM   #5
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The Night Watch books by Terry Pratchett are even more worth reading. And you get an added bonus which is the rest of the Discworld series.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:19 PM   #6
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:26 PM   #7
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I really liked Night Watch, but ended up taking a long time to finish Day Watch, and even skimming it. I read them maybe seven years ago, so don't really remember why, which is a bit irritating. I know I always meant to read on, but didn't.

I have been thinking of go back to the series, but since I now have to reread the first two, I probably never will. Day Watch became a bore to read for me. I still remember Night Watch as a very enjoyable read, so who knows, maybe I would feel different about Day Watch second time around.

You don't mention what kind of urban fantasy you read, but I say if you think Night Watch sounds interesting, try them! Don't read if you don't like plot twists, or don't like stories with moral dilemmas and ambiguity though
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I'm not a big fan of horror books,
Night Watch series is more an urban fantasy than horror if you wanna be fair about it.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:04 PM   #9
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I liked them quite a bit myself.
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I liked them quite a bit myself.
So did I.
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