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

Thu Jan 23 16:32:28 PST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kat [mailto:tsarren at alyra.org] 

> 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.

Oddly, that makes a certain amount of sense.  However, that kinda puts
it in the "Yet Another World" category for me. Hmm.  I'm trying to think
of some books that I liked that the characters weren't important (to me
at least).  At first I couldn't think of any, but then I remembered
Asimov's "Foundation Series".  Mostly, though I think I tend more toward
books that have characters that are interesting to me, or cool, or I
relate to.

Which is, of course, why I love the Vlad Taltos books, I relate to Vlad
(sometimes), he's darn cool and interesting.