Literary Disappointments (was: The LKH thing)

Tue Feb 18 13:12:09 PST 2003

John Klein said:

> @> > And there's Jordan's Wheel of Time, which has also come up.
> This is what
> @> > happens when you take a four-book series and stretch it out
> to three times
> @> > that length. With sniffling and much adjusting of necklines.
> @>
> @> One of those series where I borrow the new book and skim it to see if
> @> there's any point to actually reading the damn thing.
> @>
> @> Hasn't been for the last, ...umm, like five or something.
> This is a good plan.
> Once he's finished the series, I will probably get the remaining books out
> of the library and force myself to read them, because I do feel compelled
> to find out how that story ends. I refuse to give the guy any more money,
> though. (I haven't since "Lord of Chaos", the "Nothing happens" book.)

I liked the first couple, then started reading to find out what was going to
then continued reading to recoup my time investment, then finally threw up
my hands
and said "Never again!" I could care less what happens in this boring world
these boring characters. I'll not give any more money to Robert Jordan.

I'll never read a book again to recoup my time investment. A hard lesson to
but thank you Robert Jordan.

p.s. Funny to see A Game of Thrones by GRR Martin mentioned in this thread.
I guess
I like soap operas...