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View Poll Results: Do you like the Wheel of Time Novels
A Big Zero 6 10.71%
Ok 15 26.79%
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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What your opinion of the Wheel of Time novels by Robert Jordan?
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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I'll never have an opinion. Jordan didn't finish it -- and I refuse to read ghost-written books. Glad I never hopped on this particular train.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:18 AM   #3
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I really need a sliding scale to answer this poll. I loved the first couple books but my opinion dropped as it continued on. It was just a "let's milk this for all it's worth" series. I stopped reading them.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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I really need a sliding scale to answer this poll. I loved the first couple books but my opinion dropped as it continued on. It was just a "let's milk this for all it's worth" series. I stopped reading them.
I'm currently on book 6, and I can definitely see your point. Action is slowing down and the story line seems to crawl along. And the characters have the same fears and internal dialog with themselves repeatedly to the point of being tiresome.

True, in real life we go over the same emotional territory time and time again. But this ain't real life! Books 5 and 6 could easily have been edited down into a single volume of modest size.

That bing said, I still like the main characters and will probably slog along for a bit longer. But the author IS trying my patience.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:14 PM   #5
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I enjoy the books, but the continual delays (and now with the latest ebook being delayed) make it a one star rating.

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Old 11-16-2010, 04:22 PM   #6
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Summed up nicely Glen.
They remind me of the Terry Goodkind "Sword of Truth" series I really enjoyed the first 4/5 but then struggled thereafter. I think for me that sometimes the length of the book is a factor as these are long books
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:30 PM   #7
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OK...I don't *really* think the series is a big zero...but, yeah, book 10 pissed me off THAT MUCH. Wiped all the goodwill remaining from the first 3-4 books (and that had been dwindling up to that point).

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Old 11-16-2010, 06:35 PM   #8
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I think Sanderson saved the series... but that's just my opinion.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:57 PM   #9
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I just started reading the first book last night. I will have to wait a bit to answer the poll.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:59 PM   #10
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Summed up nicely Glen.
They remind me of the Terry Goodkind "Sword of Truth" series I really enjoyed the first 4/5 but then struggled thereafter. I think for me that sometimes the length of the book is a factor as these are long books
I felt the same way about the SOT books. I got up to book 9. I plan on reading the rest of the series, as I have read that the last few books pick up a bit, but I thought that books 7 and 8 dragged the story down.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #11
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I agreed that the books crawl.
BUT, is a wonderful serie of a super fantasy world, and i love it.
I am in 7 book. Well, when i arrive to last books (B. Sanderson) i have a reward that these books are cheaper than now..
Because the books are big, i read in same time another book...in this moment the Red Wolf Conspiracy.
Sorry for the poor english
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:17 PM   #12
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I really need a sliding scale to answer this poll. I loved the first couple books but my opinion dropped as it continued on. It was just a "let's milk this for all it's worth" series. I stopped reading them.
I agree even though I'm still reading them.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:20 PM   #13
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I actually enjoy it. Not really a rapid page turner but it is a good read for someone who likes fantasy and indepth description of the scene/setting. I finished book 10 not that long ago (awaiting arrival of 11) and I found it a little disappointing, but the other books are good.

Despite what people say about SOT I will give it a go when I have finished WOT. I like to have a big series going in amongst my normal readings. I read The First Law series and whilst it was really good, 3 books felt a little small for me (then some people like small series, others like large ones).
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:41 PM   #14
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Big fan even of the slow ones. I think 1, 3, and 7 are my favorites, but I've not read 12 or 13 yet, still sitting on the shelf.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:53 AM   #15
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I've never even started it, and don't know if I ever will. After all, I've never managed to make myself read Tolkien.
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