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Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
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Oct 17, 2007

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bookshelves: fantasy, nook, nook-own
Read from June 12 to July 21, 2012

This is such a hit-and-miss volume of the series. My memories from reading it last time are apparently of about 20 pages of awesome midway, and then the last 40 explosive pages. I'd somehow forgotten the other 900 pages of "let's sit down and have a chat and nothing will happen for 100 more pages!" that the rest of the book is.

Lord of Chaos really, really suffers from some pacing issues, for me. Even with how long this is, it's pretty abnormal for me to crawl through a book over a month, but between not nearly enough time to read and the plot itself was hard to get into the mindset for this.

The biggest fix for this would have been to extend the events of the ending. While most of this book spends its time at a crawl, the (view spoiler)

This is one of those rare situations where I'd probably go for a half-star and set this at a 3.5, but rounding down because it certainly isn't a 4.

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Reading Progress

06/12/2012 page 65
06/25/2012 page 384
41.0% "Still tough going, despite knowing just how poor the pacing is from reading this years ago. Such neat things happen in here, but there's a lot I slogging to get through."
07/16/2012 page 748
02/08/2017 marked as: read
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Xarah Having troubles, dear sister?

Caroline Combination of soooo much standing around and chatting with me not having enough time to read is making this take forever.

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