Avoiding Jordan (Was: Re: POTD question...)

Thu Jan 23 16:19:44 PST 2003

On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 07:08:36PM -0500, Chris Turkel wrote:
> On Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 07:06 PM, Davis, Iain E. wrote:
> >I didn't like _any_ of the
> >characters, which was a big part of the problem...I thought the main
> >character was annoyingly inept/stupid, and the rest seemed annoying in 
> >a
> >variety of other ways (arrogant, etc.).
> I have heard that from a lot of people. I got through the first book 
> because my boss at work gushed about it. The ending was worth it. My, 
> how the characters have changed since then!

They have changed, but imo they haven't gotten any better.  

I have heard the annoyance at the characters from just about everyone I
know. The general consensus seems to be that we read Jordan for the
complexity of the plot and the richness of the world, but not for the depth
of the characters.