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Riddle-Master by Patricia A. McKillip
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Mar 28, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: zero-stars-maximus-horribilis, fantasy, lumi-s-reviews

It pains me to give a fantasy book zero-stars, because fantasy is one of my favourite genres and I usually find something to like in a fantasy book even if I didn't think it was that great.

But I can't remember liking anything about The Riddle-Master. I found the writing obscure and difficult to get into, none of the characters were especially appealing and it seemed to me the plot just dragged on and on without going anywhere exciting. I'd give more details but I read this awhile ago and my only clear memory is having to force myself to finish the book and the whole time I couldn't wait to get it over with. It's extra disappointing considering all the good reviews I'd read on it. I really expected to like it, I wanted to like it, but I just didn't.
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It's books like this series and the Shannara series that completely turned me off on reading fantasy. I had all but quit until Terry Pratchett wrote The Colour Of Magic.

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