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A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan
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Mar 19, 2012

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I feel like I may be out of my league with a book when I have to consult the Glossary to figure out who a character is, and even more humiliating when I can't figure out how to pronounce someone's name. I can let it slide when the character is written about on an extremely limited basis, but let's discuss the name Nynaeve. Really Jordan? Were you on acid when you thought up that brilliant, still-can't-say-it-even-when-I-know-the-pronunciation name? Have you ever tried to say it out loud? It's not easy. When I read that Gwyneth Paltrow named their kid after a fruit I rolled my eyes but at least it slides off my tongue without a problem. If you're going to use names like Nynaeve why not just break out the Star Wars guttural noises of some of the tribes from a land far, far away?

I just read a great synopsis of A Crown of Swords. I was provided with all the details of everything that happened. It was about 150 words. The Epilogue of this book was 30,000+ words. Sigh. I'm too far now to stop, and I'm too prideful to only read the synopsis, so I will continue. But I'm not happy about it.
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message 1: by Lindsey (new) - added it

Lindsey Garcia I love this review. I think I'm pronouncing Nynaeve correctly, it's Moiraine that's really hard for me. I just started this book, I'm hoping it's not as bad as everyone says it is.

Helen Took the words out of my mouth!

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