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Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan
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Apr 25, 11

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Read from December 06, 2010 to April 21, 2011

If I knew 13 years ago what I know now, I probably would never have begun reading the Wheel of Time series.

It's really fun. It has some terrific ideas. I can't wait to see how it's going to end. I'm committed.

But that's the problem. I don't really have much more motivation to read the series anymore beyond the fact that I'm committed to it.

This book was fun. Some exciting things happened that we've been waiting for for a long time. But it took 500 pages before I felt like the pace of the story was "worth it."

In addition, the series has gotten soooooooooo looooooooooong that Sanderson felt the need to re-explain every little detail all over again. I didn't think it helped the pacing. It didn't help to advance the plot. It just brought me to the brink of utter despair wondering if it was ever going to end.

I plan to read the final book when it is published next year. I've read the entire series to myself. I've also read the entire thing out loud to my wife. I am committed. But I don't recommend the Wheel of Time to anyone anymore, at least not if I care about them.
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message 1: by Ryan (new)

Ryan I don't know anything about this book or series, but I must admit that I'm surprised to see such a low rating on a Robert Jordan book from you!

Peter Krol Yeah, I didn't have time to write a review the other night when I posted my rating. I'll do so now, and it might help you to understand this anomaly for me. :)

message 3: by Ryan (new)

Ryan That helps. The last line of your review is a great one.

message 4: by Mike (new)

Mike That is one problem characteristic of every volume. It treats you as if you are a new reader to the series. It repeats way too much which drains the life out of the committed fan. It is surprising the editors allowed this.

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