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

Sat Jan 25 15:22:36 PST 2003

Gaertk at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 1/23/2003 7:40:31 PM Eastern Standard
> Time, Gomi no Sensei <gomi at speakeasy.net> writes:
> > This is certainly why I got tired of Jordan (circa book 7)
> > -- the characters, instead of filling out, actually
> > _deflated_ into caricatures. Female characters in
> > particular ring incredibly false -- does Jordan _know_ any
> > women?
> Jordan has said (at booksignings) that all the female chars
> are based on his wife.  She seems to take this as a
> compliment.
> The thing you have to understand about this series is that in
> that universe, it is not possible for men and women to
> cooperate or even understand each other.

Didn't Eddings say the same thing?  Or was it that his wife actually
wrote all the female characters?