A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie

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46 thoughts on “A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie

  1. Well well well! Lashaan may I say that your introduction sounds…knightly? I will post a discussion about it but I think your writing was influenced by this book’s prose! Now that being said you are pretty convincing especially when you describe how this author builds his characters that it is impossible for us not to walk in their shoes!

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  2. I see you’re already sold, so now you should quickly make up for the lost time and read The First Law trilogy 😉
    Though I’m far from bending the knee to anyone, or attesting my undying love to anyone but my Significant Other, I do enjoy a dose of Abercrombie’s prose – and this is on my TBR 😀

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    1. Maaaaan, if I had time, or an insane reading speed, I’d have read all his books and so many other books already too. 😛

      Hahahaha I totally agree. But hey, it was all figurative! Nothing literal here. 😛 I do hope you get around to reading this soon. I’d be curious to read your thoughts on it. 😀

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      1. If I had wings, I’d be a butterfly 😛 Or at least a UFO 😀
        I already ordered my copy from the library, but the waiting list is long 😉 I have Gutter Prayer to contend with in the meantime, though, thanks to your recommendation 😉

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  3. I’m so relieved not to be the only reader whose never read Abercrombie before! Lol.

    Also relieved to know I don’t need to have read the first law to enjoy and follow this. I was going to try and cram those books in before starting this but maybe I’ll skip it. Super excited for this one so glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Maaaan, I totally understand you, Sarah. If I had the time, I’d have tried to read all his books before tackling this too but sometimes it’s just impossible. I’ll just reread this one in a far, far future, after I’ve read his other books or something now.

      Hope you get the chance to read and enjoy this one though! I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts on it! 😀

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  4. Stunning cover.
    When I read that there are three main characters, I sighed. I like to focus on one and it seems like a trio is a cliche. But I’m glad to hear that you still thought favorably of the characters.

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  5. It’s a delight to read such an enthusiastic review: the discovery of a new-to-us author should always be a hugely positive experience as yours with Abercrombie. I found myself nodding in agreement along the way, especially when you mention the perfect balance between the drama and the character’s peculiar brand of humor, which gives the story its own special flavor.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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      1. My very first Abercrombie book was Best Served Cold (which I later learned was a stand-alone follow-up to his First Law trilogy, and I loved it to pieces, so that when here I saw the main character of that book mentioned, Monza Murcatto, or enjoyed the cameo role played by Caul Shivers, I felt right at home 🙂

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        1. I honestly didn’t know they were all set in the same world until I looked into the author’s books and saw a “series” page on Goodreads for the First Law universe. Definitely a bit sad that I didn’t already read them all before A Little Hatred but I’m excited to fix that in the future! 😂

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    1. Thanks, Aislynn! That’s interesting. I haven’t yet tried his earlier books but I assumed that they were a bit similar in style as this one. Maybe a second chance is all they need. At least this one was quite outstanding for me, even if I didn’t ever read an Abercrombie book before! 😀


  6. I thought it was so neat that Sophie showcased this review Lashaan!! I actually noticed that sometimes your reviews mirror a little of what I imagine is the writing style of the book but thought I was just being a little crazy. But turns out it was true!! 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed his prose so much. It is a feat to pair humor and banter with a bleak world. I can see why this was really exciting to you! I’ve never actually heard of this author so need to check out if any of his premises excite me. Thanks for sharing your excitement so well. 😉

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    1. I’m glad to hear that Sophie’s shoutout brought you here, Dani! She’s definitely very sweet for doing so. And yes hahah I do it on purpose most of the time though and it’s fun to play that game when reviewing, it just shows more love for the book/author hahah


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