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Default Pariah. Changed my mind in 50 pages

I put Pariah down about 4 months ago with an "eh" opinion of it. I was maybe 2/3 through. I just picked it up today to finish, and I was blown away by the last third. Way to go. Def hooked me on this one, and now I gotta wait till sometime next year for book two....
Anyone else start out disliking it and end up loving it?

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Definitely. It was dragging its feet along the whole way. I didn't like how the timeline didn't make sense. Was it before the events of Eisenhorn or after!?! Either way didn't make sense.

Then, boom, the clouds clear and everything makes sense.
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This probably should have gone in the Black Library sub-forum, but I have mixed opinions about Pariah myself. It started out fairly weakly and got better as it went on - although by the ending it left me feeling as though Abnett could have done better. I did enjoy parts of it - just the whole book left me unsatisfied, which is saying something because I've enjoyed everything that I've read by Abnett so far, and rank his Prospero Burns to be one of my favourite Horus Heresy books, which was hated by a lot of people.
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Spoiler dude, seriously.

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Yup. Sorry. Sometimes I don't think. heh
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Angel it doesn't help that you quoted it..... He removed it, you didn't.
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Remember to use the spoiler Tags, change the word DOH! in the following to spoiler...

[DOH!] The info you are posting [/DOH!]

and it does This ....


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I dont get the Pariah hate. In hindsight, I really really liked it. I liked not knowing exactly what was going on till the very end. I liked not knowing where the hell in the Eisenhorn/Ravenor timeline i was or was supposed to be. I just gave up trying to guess what was going on and just enjoyed the setting of Queen Mab and Beta's trial through it.

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Angel it doesn't help that you quoted it..... He removed it, you didn't.
The spoiler tags were edited into my post at the same time his were.
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