POTD question...

Thu Jan 23 05:33:03 PST 2003

>>Note to self:  Stay away from the Wheel of Time.......
>I started at the very beginning, when the first book came out. If I had 
>known how long it would go, or how complex it would get, I never would have 
>started it.
>Until about Book Six I would have told you to go read it, but now, I'm not 
>so sure.

That's my situation, as well.  I like the story, and I honestly do think 
that Jordan is a talented and creative writer, but he's simply too verbose 
for his own good.  The prologues, alone, are typically a few hundred pages 
long, and it's come to the point where it seems like only one or two plot 
points are actually advanced in any given book... and there has been at 
least one book where I've felt like nothing at all was accomplished.

By now, I've invested so much into reading them that I feel compelled to see 
it through to the end (please, oh please, let it end!), but I've been 
telling my friends that they should wait until the series is done before 
they start, presuming that they want to start.

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