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

Thu Jan 23 16:23:41 PST 2003

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.