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  1. If you're talking about RJ, then yes, he has a lot of detail, many times too much so, but hard to call him nerdy ... at least I never found him so. If you were asking how I got through TGS ...well, I struggled through it, growing increasingly irritated until I could take it no more.
  2. I am not so caught up in the series that the way he changed the characters bothers me much, other than Mat. But even with Mat, enough has been said about the way he absolutely slaughtered that character that I was prepared for it before I started TGS. What makes the books unreadable for me is the fact that he is a bad writer. There is no other word for it. When your language is full of current American colloquialisms, and you appear to make no effort to make it more neutral, the only conclusion one can draw is that you're either lazy or writing well is beyond your skills. I suspect th
  3. I am part of the way through TOM, and I am giving up. I cannot read Sanderson any more. This was the last straw: <<<Gawyn joined him. Sleete threw the deadbolt a few times in its lock. "This door might have been forced," he said softly. "See the scrape here on the deadbolt? You can pop open this kind of lock by sliding a thin pick in and pushing it on the deadbolt, then putting pressure on the handle. It can be done very quietly.">>> Forget the needless drama. Forget the use of "deadbolt" and "pop open" ... I think we can all acknowledge that Sanderson's langu
  4. Thanks for the warm welcome, all! Have actually stopped reading the book since I stumbled here, discussions are quite interesting.
  5. Posting here since this seems to be the latest thread with a discussion on the quality of BS's work. I have read most of his other books, and the same thing stands out: he writes like he's writing a current best-seller - short, staccato sentences, lots of single word sentences and italics for dramatic effect, his language embarrassingly full of current American colloquialisms. E.g., the use of the word "ridiculous" to mean "a lot" - as in "Egwene had received a ridiculous number of beatings", a farmer referring to a lightning strike "on his property", and innumerable other examples. He di
  6. Hi, new to this site and to Wheel of Time. Started reading a couple of months ago, and am at TGS. Naturally wanted to see what people thought of Brandon Sanderson, and found this set of forums. Mat Cauthon made me stay, hence my handle.
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