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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2008, 07:17:50 PM »
Robert Jordan's wife was his editor, that is why he was able to get away with so much.

It should have ended with book 3.


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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2009, 01:29:18 PM »
If anyone read any of the books in the series, and didn't read this summary, they are missing out on some hard-core, prime-time abridged style comedy.

If  may present  a few highlights

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Moiraine: DO NOT go out into Shadar Logoth, or touch anything!

Mat: Let's go out into Shadar Logoth and touch things!

Rand and Perrin: Good idea.

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Mat: I'm sweaty and pale and grabbing my dagger.

Rand: Sounds good.

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Elayne: I've got long golden tresses.

Rand: Jinkies, Elayne.

Morgase: This boy is dangerous.

Lord Bryne: Yes, he is.

Elaida: Yes, he is.

Morgase: Good. Let him go.

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Egwene: You're telling us you talked with the Daughter-Heir! Rand al'Thor! I am making presumptions about you, and therefore must yell at you. Just wait until Elayne, Nynaeve and I do this for the entire series.

That's just for the first book. There's a similar summary for each of Jordan's doorstoppers. n_n
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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2009, 02:57:05 PM »
"I am making presumptions about you, and therefore must yell at you. Just wait until Elayne, Nynaeve and I do this for the entire series. "
Amen,

How could a series that constantly infuriates me be so enjoyable? I speand half of each book muttering, "I hate this character"

Go figure


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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2009, 08:40:44 PM »
I must say I more than half agree with you. @_@

Maybe he didn't really die of a heart attack. Maybe he just fulfilled his end of whatever Faustian pact allowed him to produce such well-selling addictive books with such irritating, inauthentic characters.
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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2009, 01:33:24 PM »
I must say I more than half agree with you. @_@

Maybe he didn't really die of a heart attack. Maybe he just fulfilled his end of whatever Faustian pact allowed him to produce such well-selling addictive books with such irritating, inauthentic characters.
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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2011, 11:31:36 AM »
Just an FYI, Brandon Sanderson is giving himself to the Reddity Horde and going AMA today.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/k0fp8/iama_professional_fantasy_novelist_named_brandon/
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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2011, 01:04:26 PM »
I gave up around book 8, but with the final book coming out next year, I'm jumping back in.

I think I'm going to listen to the first few books to refresh my memory.  I reread the intro with Lews Therin, and after all the talk about Dragons and Kinslaying, I thought I was reading Ice and Fire.

I started WoT in 8th grade, and now I'm married with 3.5 kids.


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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2011, 03:01:56 PM »
I can't believe how much of this story I've forgotten.  It's almost like a whole new book.

I have to say, the first book takes a lot from Tolkien.  I guess the first time I read it, I wasn't quick enough to notice.


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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2011, 07:32:43 PM »
ive heard of this series. i liked the sword of truth and the lord of the rings, is it anything like them?


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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2011, 08:53:20 AM »
Like most fantasy novels, it borrows a lot from LotR.  After the first book or two, it does find it's own style which is quite complex.  There are a ton of characters and stories going on at once.  In that aspect, it is very much like Game of Thrones.  There are magic users which are more like Jedis than wizards.  The biggest complaint about the series is that it takes too long for new books to come out, but since the last book is coming out early next year, now is a great time to jump in.  The second biggest complaint is that many of the books (books 8-11) are dull in the middle.  I agree, but I've heard that the later books don't suffer from this.


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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2011, 09:25:02 AM »
One of the books is about 900 pages and takes place in a single day. 

Unless you're James Joyce, this is inexcusable.  And even then...

Really?  Which one is it?


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Re: Wheel of Time readers
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2011, 09:37:41 AM »
I started reading Ulysses....it's tough...especially since it's supposed to be funny.  It's like if someone tried to watch an episode of The Daily Show 100 years from now.