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[Calamity spoilers] Calamity reactions thread

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I felt that the ending was very unsatisfying, and was really looking forward to David becoming this super-powerful good epic that wrecks stuff. 

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It may be a bit late, but I finished the book a couple of hours ago and after thinking about he ending for a while I really liked the ending, especially when David meets his dad in the other Dimension. In my opinion it has a very important role for the plot and the character of David and is very emotional. I cant agree with the ones saying that the ending was rushed or disappointing, because it surprised me in a good way and bested my expectations. I also liked the idea of David becoming an epic before or during the final battle, but the fact that he didnt or did, but to late, made it far more exciting. I really hope that there will be any sort of sequel or side story, because I really want to know what they make of the world after Calamitys defeat. A better explanation of what Calamity exactly is would be great too, that point I can agree on

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I liked how David met his dad, but I really wish he hadn’t become an Epic. There were still too many uncertainties at the end. We don’t know enough about Calamity. We don’t know how the abilities will be passed. There are things I’d still be curious about. It didn’t end as completely as it should have.

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This was how my family reacted to the ending of Calamity.

Me - *Grabs head and goes* "Ooooh. Woaaaah. Woah. Woooaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!.
Sister - *Runs around the room excitedly squealing*
Dad - "wooow. That was THE best book ending!!!! I am blown away."

I liked how un-sanderson-like the ending was. I kind of wish he didn't feel like he had to explain the explain the entire plot back to the reader at the end of every book. The more room a reader has to imagine things for themselves, the better the experience in reading the book, in my opinion. If you leave the picture with no blank spaces, I feel kind of limited as a reader to imagine what might be filling in those blanks spaces.

This is why I love his non-cosmere stuff way more than his cosmere works. His cosmere-related works just seem like they're trying too hard to tie into this great big plot, and explain the rules of the magic systems to the reader too much. Take the first chapter of the way of Kings. I feel like I don't need to know immediately the three types of lashings to understand that this crazy assassin is throwing everyone around the room by playing with gravity.
I like the free style feel of his other works, like Steelheart and The Rithmatist.

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On 2/16/2016 at 8:01 AM, Voidus said:

Just finished, a good read with plenty of juicy tidbits but I was a little disappointed with the ending to be honest.

Anyone else care to share their thoughts?

I thought the ending cut off too soon. I would have liked it to either not entice us with obliteration challenging David or if there were to be another book that goes into the after effects and how they will repair and rebuild the world.

 

Overall great book but just left me wanting more and not in a good way of completion.

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I'm glad to see that this thread is still alive. I only recently discovered Sanderson's novels and I'm totally hooked. 

I was so captivated by Prof's story and I was rooting for him the whole time, which is why it hurts so bad to know I'll never get to see what he went through after being saved. :(:(:(

I thrive on stories of good people battling internal evil and seeing their friends try to save them and living with the guilt of hurting people. Not getting to see Prof overcoming corruption and post-corruption isn't disappointing- it's heartbreaking. Sanderson seemed like he was setting the scene up for us, having characters talk about how mad Prof will be that they saved him and how he'll have to live with the awful burden of what he's done. 

I disagree with many of the previous posts criticizing the plot. Unanswered questions don't bother me. I would only want to change the story to save Prof earlier if defeating Calamity has to be the end.

Esteemed Brandon Sanderson, if you're reading this, I implore you to extend the story even by a few pages, if not a complete sequel. My heart is at your mercy.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, MomentOfFangirlWeakness said:

Esteemed Brandon Sanderson, if you're reading this, I implore you to extend the story even by a few pages, if not a complete sequel. My heart is at your mercy.

I have been following this thread since my own reply, and I just wanted to add my own support to this. You're an amazing writer who can juggle so much at once. How about another Mitosis sized story showing how the characters end up afterward? Please~~~

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Yeah I think the ending was very rushed. And I felt that Onliteration situation was left unsolved. I think it would do good to write another book.

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