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Match 44 - King of the City vs The English Assassin

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  • Match 44 - King of the City vs The English Assassin

    You know the drill....
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    King of the City
    53.85%
    7
    The English Assassin
    46.15%
    6

    The poll is expired.

    Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
    Bakunin

  • #2
    Easy-Peasy
    The English Assassin every time beween these two!
    "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

    Hunter S Thompson

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    • #3
      To Quote RJD: "Kill the King - he’ll rule no more, strike him dead - the people roar". And who better than an assassin for the job?

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      • #4
        Yup.
        EA for me.

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        • #5
          The English Assassin - #1 with a bullet (as they say).
          _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
          _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
          _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
          _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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          • #6
            Crumbs. I'm going to plump for King of the City as I enjoyed it a lot. I seem to remember TEA being the hardest of the Cornelius books for me to get into.
            'You know, I can't keep up with you. If I hadn't met you in person, I quite honestly would NOT believe you really existed. I just COULDN'T. You do so MUCH... if half of what goes into your zines is to be believed, you've read more at the age of 17 than I have at the age of 32 - LOTS more'

            Archie Mercer to Mike (Burroughsania letters page, 1957)

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            • #7
              Went with TEA this time, KotC just didn't grab me.
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              • #8
                I'm not sure how these draws are seeded, as there are a few I would have knocked out before either of these? Again on the basis of being able to stand-alone, I'm plumping for King of the City, there's a lot of quasi-autobiography in there, and its one you can almost pass to the uninitiated. Enlgish Assassin, for all I love JC in Mike's work, is part of the larger tetralogy, and a very downbeat work in many ways.
                \"Killing me won\'t bring back your apples!\"

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                • #9
                  The draws were at random for a knock-out. As such, there are no seedings - it's sort of like the FA Cup. Some books (or series) have had tough rounds (Bastable for example copped two Pyats in he first round) Others have had less difficult draws. Who would have thought Phoenix in Obsidian would have made it to Round 3?
                  Last edited by Groakes; 02-02-2009, 08:32 PM.
                  Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
                  Bakunin

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