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Old 03-21-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Second Chance Winners

What book have you started, and then given up on, only to give it a second try later and discover that you liked it after all?

I am currently giving Richard K. Morgan's Thirteen/Black Man a second chance and enjoying it very much. The first time I started the book, about six months ago, it didn't appeal to me at all. I think it was because I had just finished the author's Takeshi Kovacs trilogy and was expecting Thirteen/Black Man to be the same type of novel. It's not. Now, with Takeshi Kovacs six months behind me, I'm enjoying Thirteen/Black Man on its own merits.

What are some of your second chance winners?
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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For me, when I give up on a book, I don't go back. Too many other things to read.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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I usually don't give books a second chance, either. In this case, however, I enjoyed Richard K. Morgan's other books so much that I thought Thirteen/Black Man must have something going for it. It's the same author, after all. So I gave it a second chance and it turned out I like the book after all.
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Assassin's Apprentice. I was probably still at work, so I only read a page or two, no more. Wasn't sure I liked it. Tried it later and wound up buying the subsequent 2 books in the series too!
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Shogun, by James Clavell.

The first time I read it, I just couldn't finish it. Now, I'd fnish it in one day if I could...

(it may have had something to do with my age, I was 12 or 13 when I first tried to read it).


I almost forgot, I could never finish Gaj Jin either, and am reading (or rather listening) to it right now...
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