There is no character named Glotka anywhere in Joe's books.
What's with all the dyslexic people!!!
I think Glotka is easier to say than Glokta. But I like the correct version better. It sounds more like the gun ("glock"), whereas the incorrect way sounds like a Russian name.
Evil Agent is absolutely right - almost anyone commenting on that character anywhere on the web is "typoing" it.
And it is extremely annoying, especially to people like me with understanding of slavic languages.
Mainly because it not only sounds, but it IS russian. It's not a name though - it's part of the human anatomy, "pharynx".
Now, how dare you call such a great character Pharynx, damnit!The pharynx (plural: pharynges) is the part of the neck and throat situated immediately posterior to (behind) the mouth and nasal cavity, and cranial, or superior, to the esophagus, larynx, and trachea.
Glotka, Glokta..either way, the character is absolutely genius.
As to the side-thread: Glotka is a great character, still think Loogen rules though
Firstly it's Glokta (the regular misspelling bugs me, too) and secondly if you're looking for work that is similar to Abercrombie, and I know someone else suggested it, but I'd second it try Glen Cook's Black Company series. Steven Erikson has cited this as an influence on his work and I'd be very surprised if Joe had never read any of them before he wrote The First Law trilogy.
I came into this thread hoping Joe would comment with something funny like usual and the guy does not disappoint.
Hmmm, personally while I enjoy Erikson I don't feel its similar, while the contents may be of a similar vein the writing styles are very different imo. I think Joe's work is much more accessible.