Obits (8)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2007-09-17 03:20 ID:XKqEk3sO

Well, Robert Jordan's dead. This thread is for recognizing when writers die, and either praising or bashing their memory.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2007-09-18 03:01 ID:hwUx28Es


3 Name: Bookworm : 2007-09-18 03:12 ID:XKqEk3sO

>>2 Wrote the Wheel of Time series.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2007-09-18 23:56 ID:hwUx28Es



5 Name: Bookworm : 2007-09-22 08:02 ID:tZKAUZs1


They're books.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2007-09-24 23:43 ID:hwUx28Es


You've made it hard to further reply while feigning ignorance, so I'll reveal that I was merely bashing the memory of a dead writer, as per the theme of this thread.

7 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2007-09-25 05:13 ID:Heaven

I realize it's wrong, but I can't help it: it fills me with schadenfreude.

As a teen I was a fan of the WoT series, but book 6 was just too anemic and I stopped reading. Some unfortunate friends were a bit more persistent and reported back after a couple more books were released that nothing had changed -- in fact it was getting worse.

If Robert Jordan had capped the series at six books and written appropriately, it would have been a decent run. Instead there was some strange time dilation effect going on, where each book grew progressively thicker and covered progressively less time.

If I wanted to read a novel about a single day, I'd read Ulysses instead. At least I can then play a pretentious dickhead and say "yes I would yes" like the best of them.

8 Name: Bookworm : 2007-10-04 03:20 ID:t5weP814

Which is worse...when an author dies, or when an author stops writing?

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