If you read the books, do not buy Evolutions: volume 2.

#1 Posted by mattjam3000 (434 posts) -

I cannot believe this. I finally get the book, sit down and start reading. This story seems familiar. Yep, this is the same god damn mother fucking book. Infact this book is missing a few of the stories from the first Evolutions. How the fuck can they call this volume 2..... So beware, if you have read Evolutions, do not buy volume 2 as its a lie, and is infact the same book. If you have read neither, buy the first one as it has more stories and the ones they took out for 2 are the best ones (buy Eric Nylund.)

Rant over

#2 Posted by TooWalrus (13139 posts) -

I'll keep in mind not to dig too deep into the Halo extended universe.

#3 Posted by mattjam3000 (434 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

I'll keep in mind not to dig too deep into the Halo extended universe.

Actually a lot of the fiction is very well written and very interesting. I think if your even mildly interest you should read the books by Eric Nylund, a he is a very good writer. I am just super pissed becuase to any normal human being these look like 2 seperate books, yet contain the same content.

#4 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

according to amazon, evolutions volume 1 and volume 2 are just the original halo evolutions book split into two editions.

Which makes sense, you rarely find a mass market paperback that is 800 pages long (which this would be if they were one book)

Looks like this is your own fault to me...

#5 Posted by mattjam3000 (434 posts) -
#6 Posted by mattjam3000 (434 posts) -

However going into amazon and reading the reviews I can see other people have made the same mistake. So in part it is my fault for not researching, however I still stand by the fact this is false advertising, very misleading.

#7 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

@mattjam3000: I guess better wording would be part 1 and part 2, but that would only be slightly better imo.

I can't think of another example where they split a book into two parts right now so I don't know what the usual wording is.

#8 Posted by mattjam3000 (434 posts) -

@NickL said:

@mattjam3000: I guess better wording would be part 1 and part 2, but that would only be slightly better imo.

I can't think of another example where they split a book into two parts right now so I don't know what the usual wording is.

Your right, however there are infact now 3 editions. I have the origional which contains parts 1 and part 2 as you put it, so this just adds to the confusion, if anything they should remove the first copy from sale. The only reason for splitting it up into 2 books like this is money grabbing.

#9 Posted by mattjam3000 (434 posts) -

So for the last 3 months ive been 6th in line at my library for Game of Thrones, still 6th. I have given up and ordered books 1-4 on amazon. Might as make use of this Amazon Prime free month. Nearly 3 am now, I should be in bed reading new intersting short stories from the Halo universe, but instead im making pointless rage posts on the internet....

#10 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -

Fall of Reach and the Halo books were the only good ones. I read a little bit after that and it got awful.

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