Originally Posted by knivesout
I persevered with the malazan books for 5 volumes - more than any other epic fantasy series has ever gotten out of me in a long while. Then, I gave up. Multi-volume epic fantasy demands a certain willingness for prolonged immersion that I find it hard to muster up no matter how good the work at hand might be.
That's a shame because for me it's probably the greatest EPIC fantasy series I've ever read, hence my regular habit of expounding its virtues. You could always wait 'til the final book arrives next year and then complete the 5 final volumes. Think of it as a break between innings or as a rest at the halfway point of a marathon.
J.D. really would enjoy them too IMO.