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My God. Is Robert Jordan beyond a genius or what. Please read.


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Here's the scoop. I read The Eye of the World, probably in 1994 maybe? Hell it was sometime in between 1993 and 1996. Anyway, Im not sure when I read the rest but I read the rest of the ones that had been finished over the next couple years. I then read each new book as it came out, when it came out. Not sure why, MARRIAGE KIDS JOBS LIFE, whatever. I stopped at book 10 I guess 5 years ago MAYBE. Just read book 11. And its great of course. I had forgotten just how great. Nothing unusual. At this point, after having been reading many other fantasy authors, I have Jordan pegged as best author EVER, and probably Demi-God status. Half God. I dunno, something like Achilles. Maybe his father was a god, and his mother was a tavern owner from the middle ages. MAYBE it was his mother that was the goddess, and his father the mortal.....you get my point.

 

Escalating my point: the entire reason I stumbled here was Id read there was this site dedicated to the books, and I thought it would be a good place to recap the previous books. This is something that actually fell to the waste side until tonight. I finally got around to it by reading a link someone posted to me. Thank you to you by the way. Said link was http://www.tor.com/features/series/wot-reread.

 

I'd forgotten at least 94.62 repeating percent of these books. No, I'd say probably 89 percent. Well I remembered the MAIN stuff......or did I. No I did not remember quite ALOT of stuff. Should I point out here that Ive only read the reread on the first book? lol and Im already amazed. I saw characters in the first book that are in the 11th book that I didnt even remember being around back then. Basil Gill, for example. Just the small things you see that just go BAM 10 years and 6 books later.

 

I'm more impressed than I was before, which is very hard to imagine. I already rank the greatest things in life: Marriage to my wife, birth of kids, and WoT.

 

 

On the reread of the second book Morgaine comments after seeing Egwene hide Rand in the womems apartments:

"Moiraine permitted herself a small smile, quickly masked. If the girl shows as much initiative in Tar Valon, she thought wryly, she will sit in the Amyrlin Seat one day. If she can learn to control that initiative. If there is an Amyrlin Seat left on which to sit."

It sucks that I dont remember these things, but honestly, even had I just read the the first time last year, I wouldnt have remembered.

 

I just think hes a genius. And I doubt I have to prove that to any of you, I mean you're here for a reason. But damn. It's 4am(I work second shift) and if there was a book store open id go get book 12. But theres not so Im doing reread.

 

I just wanted to see if anyone else thought the same way.

 

Think there will ever be a movie? This would be greater than Star Wars(Only the single greastest story between Good vs Evil ever).

 

Also, Ive written a book. Well I havent written it. I only have it outlined. But if I WAS a writer, Id finish it. And I think it would be great. But reading Jordan makes me want to give up ever attempting to learn to write. My book is called Story. And its the tale of the greatest story the world has ever known. Maybe one day you guys will see it in stores and be like, that nut case use to post here.

 

BYE

 

EDIT: Just realized this is posted in the wrong forum, more than likely.

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jordan's only real fault in my opinion this series is plot armoured characters.

 

 

Whereas in AOL, the baddies were actually fearsome and causing alot of damage, the current age is just filled with victory after victory for our major characters.

 

the series lost alot of tension built up from the first 3 books.

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I'm more impressed than I was before, which is very hard to imagine. I already rank the greatest things in life: Marriage to my wife, birth of kids, and WoT.

Well now, imagine how it is for those of us who 1) aren't married, and 2) don't have kids. (Fortunately I have Bach and Chopin to add to my list.)

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