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 Post subject: Wheel of Time-Robert Jordan
PostPosted: August 15th, 2005, 1:26 pm 
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hey has anyone read the Wheel of Time series???

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Yes!! :bounce:

I love the series.. it's so much more 'real' than LotR in many ways (which is not necessarily a good thing, but I happen to like it). I'm working my way through the tenth right now, it isn't quite as good as the previous ones, a bit tedious, but the next one should be very intense, so it's all good.

Some may recall that I went under Sprunkit Sedai on the tag and chat a while back.. :bye2:


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PostPosted: August 19th, 2005, 10:08 am 
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I have read only first book. They haven't translated others. I hate it!

But the book itself...I couldn't help noticing similarites between it and LotR. But I like it.

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i have read 1-8 and i will pick up where i left off in 9 after i finish the dark tower series

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I've read books 1-10, waiting for them to get the next one at the library. lol. I like them!


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PostPosted: August 23rd, 2005, 5:10 pm 
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I've read 1 to 9 I think and have now given up on them. I enjoyed the first 5 but then they started getting slower and slower with more and more seemingly unnessessary characters. It didn't seem as if the story would ever go anywhere. Also I can't be bother rereading books 1-9 so as I can make sense of the new ones.

Hopefully someone will tell me what happens in the last book if he ever writes it ;)

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I've read 1 to 9 I think and have now given up on them. I enjoyed the first 5 but then they started getting slower and slower with more and more seemingly unnessessary characters. It didn't seem as if the story would ever go anywhere. Also I can't be bother rereading books 1-9 so as I can make sense of the new ones.

Hopefully someone will tell me what happens in the last book if he ever writes it ;)

yeah thats what i thought too, and he'll probably take forever writing the last book.......

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PostPosted: September 9th, 2005, 1:17 pm 
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I like it, but on the other way i don't. Because when i pick up a book, i ALWAYS compare it with lotr...and lotr is the best novel so... :confused:

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I read something a dragonmount.com that in the 11th book Knife of Dreams all the minor characters and plots start coming together and that the twelfth book is the last book!

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I have read New Spring, and then 2-8 all the way through, I skimmed 9, and I read book 10.

I thought it was a fabulous series. I'm waiting to get a hold of Knife of Dreams because I got to read the first chapter somewhere online, and I thought it was really good.

I love the whole 'world' he created. Very ingenious.

Mat is the coolest, then Rand, then Perrin, then Lan. So incredibly cool.

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I'm waiting to get a hold of Knife of Dreams

I'm about a third of the way through. It is, in my opinion, much better than the couple previous ones were. Things really happen (almost frighteningly so :blink:), or are about to at least, and it doesn't get bogged into politics too much.

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I didn't get anything of it! I only like the fights with those,,,,,,what are they called? :confused:

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Lol...I'm afraid I can't help you out, Angrod - there's a lot of 'things' in WoT.

So it is good, Sprunkit? I've been thinking it would be, but until now nobody I know has really stated what they thought of it.

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Mat is the coolest

Yay! Another fan of Mat! :D

Me too! :bounce:
I'm still waiting for our library to get Knife of Dreams...I saw at a bookstore but I'm broke so I couldn't get it.
Those books are crazy, the way they have so much detail and so many minor characters. I think Path of Daggers (maybe, could've been one around it) only covered about three days but was as long as the rest! It's insane! But they're really good.

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PostPosted: February 9th, 2006, 10:19 pm 
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Well I gave up, too many underlying plots and unimportant characters (such as nobles) that he wants us to know about, and I would forget about them in the next chapter because there would be so many.
No more Jordan for me!
Too time consuming, too many other good books to read!

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I've just started reading them and I love them! :D My friend gave me "The Eye of the World" for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I've read that, the next two and New Spring so far. New Spring was good - I think perhaps because it was only really about Moiraine and you got to know her as a character, even though I don't think it was as well written nor did it have as much action.
I've really enjoyed them. I've found them gripping and captivating. I like the characters and the world and so on. I think it works really well how it jumps about from character to character - normally in a book I hate that.
I'm actually really impressed - I think that if I tried to write something like that my head would explode!

I'm kind of lucky - I find it easy to follow what is going on because I read fast (I read the third one in just over a day... :blink: ) so I don't forget things as much as I otherwise would. Also I have a friend who is reading them all for the fourth time and a friend who just started reading them before me, so it's nice to have people to talk to about it and so on.

I haven't really compared it to LotR - I just switch the ringer part of my brain off while I am reading... :p I'm about to read the fourth book. :)

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