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Lies of the Beholder Reaction Thread [Spoilers]

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I read Legion a while ago didn't really like it that much and waited until all three of these were released and re-read all together. The first is probably my favorite after reading all three. I appreciate them more now that I have read them straight through. The biggest enjoyment I got out of the last book was the tie in to Perfect State. 

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My reaction to the end of LotB:

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People around me may or may not have asked after my well being while reading Lies of the Beholder, so I think that y'all can tell what my reaction was. 

I loved the story, but it felt rushed in it's execution, it felt less like the grand conclusion of Steve's story than an epilogue to that story; A "What happened after" if you will, much like the events regarding the Fellowship of The Ring in the 4th age in that LOTR Appendix

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Loved the way it started off, but the ending had me a little confused. I feel like the book would have benefited a lot from being a bit longer but, overall, I'm still really happy with the trilogy.

I've read some explanations, but I've yet to understand why Leed writing books solved his problems.

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I was kinda angry, but it had a nice revolution overall.

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Got a little confused by the ending but the first half was good.

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Finished this one yesterday after getting the omnibus for Christmas and procrastinating it for an age and a day. I'm... conflicted. We got to see some of the things that had been hinted at: aspects turning into nightmares, Sandra, Stephen's overall downward spiral coming to a head. But none of them got real room to breath. There's been so many hints about rules and mechanics to the aspects that just got thrown out the window. The scene with Lua on the deserted island kinda says that this is on purpose, that the reals are made up and the mechanics don't matter. If this was just the last story by itself, I would be fine with this, but hints from the earlier books (particularly JC interacting with Stephen more physically) implied there was something more real to what was going on in his head, something potentially superhuman. This ending kinda laughs at you for expecting answers to questions from earlier in the series. There are a lot of things that are left deliberately ambiguous but not in a good way, in my opinion.

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6 hours ago, Silus - Shard of Flame said:

(particularly JC interacting with Stephen more physically)

I think Stephen's rationale for this makes sense. JC was the tool Stephen's mind used to guide his hand to the right place. Possibly just a red herring.

Although maybe we'll learn more in Perfect State 2.

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