Spin Series by Robert Charles Wilson - I started at the end.

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Spin Series by Robert Charles Wilson - I started at the end.

Postby nicklikesfire » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:26 pm UTC

Hi!

I know at least a few people on this forum have read Spin and Axis. I read Vortex (the third book in the series) and I'm only now finding out that this is a series. Will the first two books be ruined for me because I've read the third? Is it worth going back and reading the first two?

Vortex is one of my favorite books.

Thanks!

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Re: Spin Series by Robert Charles Wilson - I started at the

Postby Zohar » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:23 am UTC

I haven't read the rest of the series, only Spin. Presumably you can still enjoy the story and the characters as they advance and you figure out "Oh that's how that happened!". I mean, if you enjoy watching a movie again, why wouldn't you enjoy this? If you like the author and their writing I don't see why that wouldn't work for you.
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Re: Spin Series by Robert Charles Wilson - I started at the

Postby nicklikesfire » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:02 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I haven't read the rest of the series, only Spin. Presumably you can still enjoy the story and the characters as they advance and you figure out "Oh that's how that happened!". I mean, if you enjoy watching a movie again, why wouldn't you enjoy this? If you like the author and their writing I don't see why that wouldn't work for you.


Good point. Thanks!

There are some movies that are really only great the first watch though (those M. Night. Shamawhatever twist movies where that kid sees dead people or even (to a lesser extent) Memento). I guess I was worried this was one of those, but now that I'm thinking about it, it doesn't really seem like it will be.

Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and read them.

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Re: Spin Series by Robert Charles Wilson - I started at the

Postby JudeMorrigan » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:37 pm UTC

I'll warn you that Spin is a very different novel than the other two. That said, it's in my top-5 all-time favorite novels. Maybe top 3.

I personally was found Axis to be rather disappointing, but I suspect you'll actually be better off reading it after Vortex had already been published. They very much go together, imo.

Anyways, I definitely think you're making the right call going ahead and reading the other two.

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Re: Spin Series by Robert Charles Wilson - I started at the

Postby nicklikesfire » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:48 pm UTC

I finished the series (and reread vortex) two weeks ago, but I haven't had internet access since then.

The three books are so disconnected that reading them in a weird order did not matter at all. Spin was amazing. Axis was okay. Vortex was also amazing. I just wish the characters from Spin had been better incorporated into the other two books.

Anyway, thanks again for advising me to read the trilogy.


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