Ph'nglui mglw'nafn Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
- Apr 3, 2020
WoT is also remarkable as one of the few series where you can skim entire books and lose almost nothing. Honestly, the whole thing is so skimmable I'd just change one letter in a verb and recommend readers skip it. I did not complete it. I read the first five around when they came out, and lost the will to go on. I ended up reading six and seven because during a period of unemployment I was incredibly bored and my flatmate had them. The kindest I can say is that those two filled a few hours of time where I literally had nothing better to do.So that's how you managed to get through Wheel of Time. You just skimmed through the majority of the books.
Michael Sullivan apparently kept having his books rejected by publishers, and he was one of the early authors to turn to online publication. It was fairly popular online, so a publishing company relented and offered to put them into print. (Personally, I'm of the opinion the editors were absolutely right to reject his books from a quick flick-through I had of one.)Just blasted through Age of Myth by Michael Sullivan (the first book of the Legends of the First Empire saga).
Also a great thing about this series is that the writer wrote all 6 books to completions before publishing the first one so you know the story has an end and you can get the books in a timely fashion. Perfect for a binge-reader like myself.
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I've just finished "The Accidental War" by Walter Jon Williams, which is adequate in an old school SF sort of way, and "Crowfall" by Ed McDonald, which is adequate in a grimdark fantasy way.
I'm currently reading "The Plague", by Albert Camus because every once in a blue moon, I do read something that isn't SF&F.