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12/31/2011 7:33 AM

    This is the official thread for comments on Deathlands #106 - Crimson Waters

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    You can submit your own review HERE

    Be warned, this thread may contain spoilers for the book.

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    2/26/2012 9:13 PM
    This particular upcoming book looks and sounds really friggin' cool! Love the artwork.

    And the synopses sounds very fun and different. I like when they go on exotic locales, other than deathlands.
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    3/7/2012 6:30 PM
    Yeah this could be a "keeper"
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    9/8/2012 10:08 PM

    Wow, this was a solid 9.678376296-4672847A.  The way it was written didn't lend itself well to speed reading; it had lots of meat on the bone to pick at then chew on.  While the direction of the story was pretty predicable (so to speak) the way it got there was very well done.  Obliterating the 2 ships in the harbor was a nice touch.  I also thought the character development was excellent.  I was very happy to see that JB picked up a new gun to use, if only briefly--it's about time he had a holdout. 

    The ending was a surprise, something we haven't seen in about a gadzillion books.  The author gets a style point for this one. 

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    9/8/2012 10:10 PM

    I liked this one a lot.

     

    You will toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

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    9/9/2012 10:25 AM

    Yeah, it was a solid book. And it also ended like an old-style framework DL we haven't seen in some time.

     

    But I had some issues with the last 1/3 of the book. Too many time did they get caught 'unawares' in the bush, with Jak always prowling ahead for such, along with the companions supposedly being as good as they are, how can this even happen?

     

    Don't get me wrong, its a good one. But I just get tired of them getting captured this way. They are wayyyy too good at this juncture. Either that, or Jak has woefully lost his touch and should no longer be trusted as a hunter/scout. Which I just can't fathom at this juncture.

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    9/26/2012 5:55 PM

    I really liked Crimson Waters. Unlike recent DL titles, the ended didn't seem rushed, and I hope Ricky can stay for at least a couple novels, perhaps looking for his sister?

     Besides the awesome action scenes, such as Jak and the armor cat, Ryan's terrific fight with Tiburon, etc, there was also a great deal of character , something we don't really see all that often in these novels. All in all, this book made me happy and had all the action, pulp and character  that I've come to associate with the series.

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    10/30/2012 3:33 PM
    Dont know if im enjoying this one or not? It sort of reads like an older DL but yet another bloody pirate story arc is just not doing it for me.

    Since when has Front Royal been on the coast?

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    10/30/2012 6:15 PM
    I got half way thru this and stopped. Don't know why exactly. It was around Ricky's story that it just seemed to lose momentum.
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    10/31/2012 7:57 AM
    Ricky appears to be a catch all character designed for lazy writers to wield as and how they wish, he is presented as a jack of all trades, master of all type that can be plugged into any situation the writer sees fit without the need for thought. I'm betting in future books we find he is also a wizz at first aid and has some sort of "mutie" power?

    I really do hope he is not being lined up as a replacement for Jak or J.B?

    I'm just passed the Ricky back story and I can still say its not holding my attention as much as some of the past few books have. I have on several occasions found myself skipping paragraphs that appear to contain nothing of interest or addition to the story itself.

    The mutated frogs were just plain silly and being a VM book i was expecting at least one of the characters to call them "bio weps", which leads me to now thing that some form of "bio wep" is only around the corner...

    I will plod on with this...

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    11/1/2012 8:52 AM

    Bip wep is only used by Nick Polatta.

    Methinks you have your writers confused. 

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    11/2/2012 8:17 AM
    Ah yes, its my age you see...

    I felt it was like the old bloke gave them a shopping list of what muties they would run into and in what order...

    Ricky's weapons are interesting -the De Lisle has a space in its name however, being called after its inventor William Godfrey De Lisle.

    I'm sure that Krysty has used her Gaia power in a redoubt before though?

    Sorry this is rushed, I'm doing it from my phone and the screen is not the best...

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    11/2/2012 4:56 PM
    Posted By Maximus on 11/1/2012 8:52:03 AM

    Bip wep is only used by Nick Polatta.

    Methinks you have your writers confused. 


    What is a Bip wep?  

     

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    11/3/2012 9:48 AM
    Its BIO's bro, man! LOL!
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