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When did you start reading TWOT?

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In 2002, because my English teacher thought my story's main character was a pale attempt at plagarizing Rand.  Imagine her surprise to learn I had never read WoT and had based my firey young lass on old Celtic mythology and ancient history with Asian-based magical twists.  :rolleyes:

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i started in late june 1996. someone suggested 2 fantasy series to me, i read them both to completion and have never had the opportunity to discuss either series or thank him for his suggestions...such is life.

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i started in late june 1996. someone suggested 2 fantasy series to me, i read them both to completion and have never had the opportunity to discuss either series or thank him for his suggestions...such is life.

 

One was obviously TWOT, what was the other?

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sword of truth

 

i liked the sword of truth up until i read ayn rand. the fountainhead was a decent read but the political ideology was something i couldn't get behind. then, one day, i realized the similarities between between the fountainhead and faith of the fallen and physically wretched. i went on to read atlas shrugged...after that i no longer questioned why i liked sinclair lewis novels.

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i liked the sword of truth up until i read ayn rand. the fountainhead was a decent read but the political ideology was something i couldn't get behind. then, one day, i realized the similarities between between the fountainhead and faith of the fallen and physically wretched.

 

Think some "similarities" with SoT and a certain other series have been well documented here as well. :wink:

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i liked the sword of truth up until i read ayn rand. the fountainhead was a decent read but the political ideology was something i couldn't get behind. then, one day, i realized the similarities between between the fountainhead and faith of the fallen and physically wretched.

 

Think some "similarities" with SoT and a certain other series have been well documented here as well. :wink:

 

 

no way... i was pretty sure i was the first person to notice the similarities. now i feel like a johnny-come-lately. :-)

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I started in 1991. Wow that was a long time ago. I'm really happy that the story was finished. After 22 years I finally got my ending.

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I believe I was thirteen or fourteen, which would put it in 2000 or 2001. My dad suggested it to me, as he'd been reading it for years.

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2009.  Was working on a tanker ship that had a real big library on it.  The Captain and some of the officers over the years were apparently real big nerds dressed as salty tough guys.  The whole series from book 1-10 was on board.  So I started reading.  Did books 1-7 in just 3 months.  (Think the fastest was reading book 4 in a week). 

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Interesting. It appears those who have been reading the series for a long time are very happy with the series ending.

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Well, after waiting for something for well over a decade, it is nice to finally have closure.  I think it's more bittersweet than true happiness though.

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Well, after waiting for something for well over a decade, it is nice to finally have closure.  I think it's more bittersweet than true happiness though.

 Almost 2 decades for me and I hear ya.

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I was 15, so it must have been 2005-2006 :)  7  years of wonderful journey. By that time they were out to 11 and i read them for 1 year. It is unforgettable. :)  One of the best times i had :) I still remember haw from the first scene when Nynaeve appears when it's not even sure yet if she was going to be a major character, i totally loved her. Love at first sight. Ha-ha :)  I was disappointed when all the Emond fielders left without her, then she joined them and from there on i absolutely fell in love with the books and not only because of Nynaeve :) 

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I was at my old job in high school, and someone left it on the break room table.  I was bored so I read the first chapter or two on my lunch break.  It was all over after that, I was hooked, lol

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1991. I was seven, and had a habit of stealing my grandma's thick-ass books. LOL, from that point on every video game that let you named a character had a Rand, Mat, Perrin, Elayne, and even Hopper (Secret of Evermore... a boy and his dog...)

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A year or so ago. My friend nagged at me about how the villains in this series are amazing until I agreed to read it. Now I want to choke him.

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A year or so ago. My friend nagged at me about how the villains in this series are amazing until I agreed to read it. Now I want to choke him.

 

LOL! You gotta read the series for what it is. Remember TWOT is essentially for young adults. Yes, I would have liked more depth and maturity in the characters but that would have taken it away from the younger core audience.

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A year or so ago. My friend nagged at me about how the villains in this series are amazing until I agreed to read it. Now I want to choke him.

 

LOL! You gotta read the series for what it is. Remember TWOT is essentially for young adults. Yes, I would have liked more depth and maturity in the characters but that would have taken it away from the younger core audience.

 

No. The villains ARE good. I just need to ignore other stuff.

 

I'll like it a lot more on a second read. I like EVERYTHING more a second time.

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