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Re: Book Recommendations?
« Reply #316 on: March 03, 2020, 07:30:38 am »
I read some of those authors. :)

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« Reply #317 on: March 03, 2020, 05:10:16 pm »
Laurie R. King and Alan Bradley are excellent.

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« Reply #318 on: March 07, 2020, 09:45:08 am »
There's one here where the blurb doesn't even mention shapeshifting, but a couple of the others interest me.  Someone who can take 2 competing predator shapes...  Shades of the Chesuli, by Roberson!

https://www.torforgeblog.com/2020/03/06/fantasy-shapeshifters-galore/
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« Reply #319 on: March 07, 2020, 11:24:44 pm »
Lots of destinies there!

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« Reply #320 on: March 08, 2020, 11:27:07 am »
 LOL

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« Reply #322 on: March 10, 2020, 07:13:42 pm »
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Can recommend.  I like this series very much.  I wish there were more of them.
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« Reply #324 on: March 15, 2020, 05:55:18 am »
I would add Sam Vimes to those. He is such an interesting character, basically a sociopath who knows his initial impulses are often wrong, and works ferociously hard against them.

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« Reply #325 on: March 15, 2020, 10:03:56 am »
But he's got huge amounts of compassion, too.  Remember the notebook detailing where his pay was going?  Then when he discovers the goblins plight at the country estate, in "Snuff". 
I'd say that if he's a sociopath, it's in something of the pattern of Dexter, from what I know of that series (Never saw it, so, grain of salt time), he wants the really bad people to be taken out, even if the law can't make it happen.  Unlike Dexter, he doesn't take their fates into his own hands, though, unless he can find a loophole, as when he dealt (sort of) with Dragon, King of Arms.
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« Reply #326 on: March 16, 2020, 05:49:51 am »
Yes, but I'm never sure whether his compassion is emotional or intellectual (i.e. whether he practices compassion without feeling it). Even if it's emotional, it can be related to ownership. Sociopaths can be ferociously protective of anyone they see as belonging to them, e.g. family members of their colleagues. They reserve the right of abuse and neglect for themselves.

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« Reply #328 on: March 17, 2020, 08:54:20 am »
Some good reads in there!

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