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(NPR)   For 'Wheel Of Time' Fans, The Last Battle Is At Hand. Tai'shar Manetheran. Dovie'andi se tovya sagain   (npr.org) divider line 16
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2013-01-07 06:52:28 PM  
7 votes:
Spoiler alert:

sniff, tug braid, smooth dress, sniff
2013-01-07 07:46:31 PM  
4 votes:
shiat, i owe my wife five bucks...

he actually FINISHED it.

figured he'd milk that money-machine for MORE than a decade...

/quit after book six when he abandoned all semblance of a plot that moved or story momentum, as cheesy as it was, to return to the beginning pace-wise.
//i sent him an incredibly insulting and scornful letter. a month later he died.
///i thought about feeling bad, but i realized that, being a horrible person, the letter i wrote might have been the last one he read before he passed on, and that thought warmed my heart.
2013-01-08 01:51:40 AM  
3 votes:
And so ends the worlds longest discourse on embroidery.
2013-01-08 12:10:40 AM  
2 votes:

neongoats: swahnhennessy: Worst crap I've ever read. It embarrasses me to admit I even know the material, let alone read 5 of the books after having gone through the first one in county jail, where options were limited. I'm the type of guy who likes to finish what he started, and have read some horrible books because of that, but that's still no excuse for me to have made it so far in that series.

I don't know which direction to take in flaming you over this, so I'm just going to point and laugh at you for being a jailbird.


I don't know if I'd pick a fight with an ex-con who has the patience to read five Robert Jordan crap-fests. That's Batman-villain material.
2013-01-07 07:35:00 PM  
2 votes:

YouWinAgainGravity: I've read a lot of the spoilers and if you've been waiting years and years for this book and the ending let me just say, prepare to be disappointed.


Rand reaches to the top of the Tower and then realizes he forgot the Horn?
2013-01-07 06:45:04 PM  
2 votes:
I stopped reading this series somewhere in book 6 or so when I realized I could open any of the previous books to any random point and I probably wouldn't know what was going on or who half the characters were.
2013-01-08 08:18:58 AM  
1 votes:
Steven Erikson managed to write a better series in about half the time. If Sanderson hasn't saved WoT people would look at it like they do Sword of Truth except with braid tugging instead of rape.
2013-01-08 12:47:57 AM  
1 votes:

aerojockey: all of it to tell the story of a backcountry farm boy who finds out he's the Dragon Reborn, a hero out of prophecies, destined to defeat the Dark One - and probably die doing it.Really, that's what Wheet of Time is about?  How original.


Well, that's boiling down a 4,000,000 word series to 35... but yeah, that's the gist of the overall arc.
2013-01-07 11:59:24 PM  
1 votes:

swahnhennessy: Worst crap I've ever read. It embarrasses me to admit I even know the material, let alone read 5 of the books after having gone through the first one in county jail, where options were limited. I'm the type of guy who likes to finish what he started, and have read some horrible books because of that, but that's still no excuse for me to have made it so far in that series.


I don't know which direction to take in flaming you over this, so I'm just going to point and laugh at you for being a jailbird.
2013-01-07 08:12:52 PM  
1 votes:

had98c: I can't skip Tanchico cause Moghedien is my favorite character. I'm probably the only person that has her as a favorite but there it is.


I can't skip it because I always wind up singing "Huntin' the Black Ajah in Tanchico Bay" to that Montego Bay tune.
2013-01-07 08:02:23 PM  
1 votes:

Kome: Started reading the series in 9th grade, about 13 years ago. Since then, I read the entire series (at least, what's available) about once a year. On the whole it's damn good, even if there are some serious bad spots that are like a chore to get through.


Yeah. Me too. At this point I literally just know exactly what chapters can be skipped and just skip em, heh. I skip most of Tanchico. I skip everything Perrin related from Faile being kidnapped by the Shaido, until the battle where he rescues her. I find the stuff that's just Whitecloak intrigue with Morgase pretty pointless and boring too. Though the culmination of that, with Galad and the remains of the Whitecloaks going to join Rand and help in the last battle is pretty awesome.

Those are really the big two.
2013-01-07 07:55:54 PM  
1 votes:

Handsome B. Wonderful: 2000 characters. 1500 of them Aes Sedai. 1000 of them who have a name that starts with M.


At least it's not the Silmarillion. Good god. Feanor, Finrod Felagund, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Finawcrapigiveupafin!
2013-01-07 07:52:58 PM  
1 votes:
2000 characters. 1500 of them Aes Sedai. 1000 of them who have a name that starts with M.
2013-01-07 07:52:13 PM  
1 votes:

had98c: Some of the stuff in these books really point to the series being a kinky sexual fantasy outlet for RJ. Examples include women controlling other women via a collar and chain, overt lesbianism in school (pillow friends in the Tower, especially with Novices/Apprentices), an arch enemy that kills people by overloading them with feelings of sexual pleasure, a main character that openly declares his love for three women at the same time AND THEY'RE ALL COOL WITH IT.

Besides all that nonsense, it's a pretty good story overall.


The polygamy aspect really makes you understand why they got a Mormon to finish the series.
2013-01-07 07:50:23 PM  
1 votes:

Blues_X: Smeggy Smurf: Spoiler alert:

sniff, tug braid, smooth dress, sniff

You left out "boys and girls just don't understand each other!"


I wish (insert other male character) were here. He understands women.
2013-01-07 07:06:03 PM  
1 votes:

ModernLuddite: This is why my wife and I have instituted the "don't start reading a series until it's over" rule.

//I want to read "A Game of Thrones" so bad.
///BUT NO.


Don't worry, just read the Wikipedia article on the War of the Roses.
 
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