Book 10 in the Wheel of Time series. Wow. That’s a lot of words. Crossroads of Twilight continues the unfortunate trend in the last four or so books of being glacially slow. Essentially nothing happens. Oh, there’s a lot of activity, but the plot really doesn’t move forward very much at all. Which is becoming exceptionally frustrating.
I am a bit in awe of Mr. Jordan’s world building–it’s simply unparalleled, with an almost creepily obsessive attention to detail. It’s just that there’s nothing much happening in this fabulously detailed world right now. It would be great if somebody could go in and re-edit the series. Taking out most of the really pointless sub plots and streamlining the series would make it such an astonishing tour de force.
Last I heard Mr. Jordan had plotted for eight books, but we’re now up to ten with no end in sight. I seriously can’t see investing my time in more than a few more books unless the pace gets picked up significantly.
Posted Friday, 28 November, 2003 by Nic Lindh
All Nic wants for WWDC is sync that actually works
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.