On Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 07:19 PM, Kat wrote: > 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. Some have gotten better, matt, for instance, but you are correct: RJ needs to go to Steve Brust School of Character Development.