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Angst Paperback – April 5, 2012
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Blog at http://www.gotangst.com
Top Customer Reviews
I was very entertained. my current favorite book quote comes about 1/4 of the way through the book "When opportunity knocks, it's typically hard and in the back of the head" That quote rang so true to me, I couldnt help but laugh.
One place that I think really could have used more fleshing out is the party scene. first off its a major plot point. there was a good bit of there was food, acrobats performed.. I would have liked more there, but again this isnt "epic" so no jordan like descriptions there, which I think would actually be a "Pro" for most readers and not a "Con"
I rate this book 4.5, I will definately put it on my re-read list and Im looking forward to the next installment
Pedersen does a brilliant job of capturing the internal struggles; dreams and discontent clashing against the pressure of fate and sacrifice. Angst is compelled by his internal drive for adventure and having something different in life. Almost to the point that he is somewhat blinded to the schemes of those in power who are trying to improve their tenuous grip on control. As the story unfolds, and more richly described characters are added, you find that what is happening is the result of an imbalance that has happened as a result of that control.
The creatures are both fantastical, and horrifying, and I loved the descriptions of scenes and characters. Many of the characters, and awkward moments made me chuckle. A lot of the writing reminds me of a David Eddings, or R.A. Salvatore. I loved the author's choice of words, and how the period speech is so different than many other fantasy novels. The feelings of pressure, fear, sacrifice, and self-doubt are so palpable; the reader will easy sympathize with one of the characters.
The reader will also realize that there is a larger battle happening, and understand that the story is much larger in scope and history. Without giving the surprises away, I just wanted to share how much I enjoyed the book. I hope that there will be more books to follow, making this the first book of an epic series.
Well, what can I say, this book completely absorbed my attention. frequently I would be laughing aloud as I could just picture the situation as if I was there. A blending of our own cultural idiosyncrasies with a classical fantasy one is not often managed, But David Pedersen manages it well. Not only did I enjoy it much more than I expected, I would heartily recommend it to anyone ! The first emotion on finishing the book, was anger.. at not having more story to read now ! More is on the way David assures us. Some big name Publisher should be chomping at the bit to lock this series up, a great oversight on their part, a real prize for us in the meantime.
One last word, the author is very gracious and willing to discuss his work with his readers.. also a rare thing. Thank you for that David, and for this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From the very first chapter, Pedersen demonstrates a mastery of the craft. Whether through his natural dialogue or his flair for narrative simile, ANGST draws the reader in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Oneironaut
I had the pleasure to meet the author without knowing who he was. We had a nice conversation and he ended up giving me a copy of his first book and autographed it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brent Hawley
I liked reading this story, it was engaging and I finished it in only 3 reading sessions. Knowing David before 'meeting' Angst, I couldn't help but hear David's voice in all of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Phillip Hagerman
I'm new to the fantasy genre. Going into it, I admit that my expectations were somewhat prejudiced as a fan of historical non-fiction, gritty literary fiction, with a soft spot for... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mike Norris
by far one of the most refeshing fantasys i read to this date. its crafting of the world of this fantastic world to the characters genuien feelings and their personality all keeps... Read morePublished 13 months ago by nananananana
I love Angst's character and his wife Heather's, too. One of the 'tough' characters, Rose, is slightly catty, but is likeable and fiesty. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Poppy
While not my usual fare, I quickly got sucked in and enjoyed. I give this book two enthusiastic thumbs up!Published 18 months ago by skm4jc
In David J. Pedersen's Angst, the hero of the same name and his crew
may not be perfect warriors, but they do try they darnndest to get
the job done, which is why the... Read more
You know, a lot of writers are... well, let's just say, middle aged. Why then, aren't more protagonists going through mid-life? Read morePublished 19 months ago by lane02