Tenant of the Tower of Flints
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^^ I've got Blood Meridian on my shelf to read sometime as well. I don't think I'll dive straight in though.
The Scribbling Man said:^^ I've got Blood Meridian on my shelf to read sometime as well. I don't think I'll dive straight in though.
Moe_Syzlak said:Being locked down here in Germany, I’ve had a lot of time to read. Since Christmas I’ve read books 2 and 3 in the Wheel of Time series and am well into book 4. I know many find Jordan’s descriptions long winded, but I really enjoy it and his attention to detail makes the world truly feel alive. Unfortunately, I don’t find him as good with character. I enjoy all the characters but there isn’t much depth. But the series really feels like it is about plotting. What started in book 1 feeling like Lord of the Rings fan fiction has really come into its own. And now it feels to me like Game of Thrones may have started as Wheel of Time fan fiction. I’ve got a long way to go with the series but I’m surely hooked now.
The Scribbling Man said:I've never read wheel of time. I'm not typically a fantasy guy. Having said that, I'm currently listening to Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings. I believe he also finishes off the Wheel of Time series.
|While there are competent elements, because of its terrible foundation, everything built on top comes crumbling down. The result is something that starts off interesting, but morphs into frustration and boredom. There's a neat idea for a twist at the end, but ultimately it just isn't enough to pull the story out of the mess it creates.|
I did do some reading on non-Aristotelianism and general semantics beforehand in the hopes of gaining some context, but it didn't really make much difference. The book is so vague that it just feels like one big white room packed with cardboard characters and empty twists.
I hoped to at least enjoy this ironically, but no. Van Vogt's reputation seems to be justified, because this really is just a bad book.