Heather B wrote:I thought they were a good read but everyone else seems to think they're absolutely stellar; I can't help but feel I'm missing something here...
I know the feeling! I've tried - twice - to read the Sword of Shannara. I know it's a fantasy classic, supposedly the best of the best, but I could not get past the first 150 pages! Super long sentences (45-50 words!) with super slow plot (all I learned was that he was half-elf, something large and frightening was chasing him, and they ran through a field to some friend's house for help. Really? 150 pages just for that?). I so wanted to love the series but I just couldn't.
Same with The Wheel of Time. Read the first book, still don't know what the Eye of the World really was, and was so muddled with characters and things that I really didn't want to continue. There must be something wrong with me - that's the only conclusion I could draw.
I'm so excited to research these books! A lot of what you guys have mentioned I've never heard of and I'm super thrilled to find new books to fall in love with. I hope we keep exchanging, this is great!! Thanks guys!!