Spaßvogel, on 16 July 2011 - 09:42 PM, said:
You know, the first book wasn't that bad really. (and had some pretty badass moments that the TV show avoided, like Richard wearing the cattle-prod around his neck permanently). The second book was a little slower, but I didn't hate it. Then the third book came along, and I was thinking...what? I managed to slog through the third book, and by slog, I mean skimming through the flavor text to get to the dialogue and the action. I read about 30 pages of the fourth book and then just read the summaries on wikipedia.
I don't quite understand why you would have 50 threads of bashing though. I wouldn't waste my time bashing Goodkind books, there are better things to do with my time, hehe. There is so much bad genre fiction out there, what about Goodkind deserves all of this attention?
It isn't really about the Sword of Truth series, it is more of a random pastime. Like those facebook games. Mister Goodkind and his previous appointed envoy made persistent and easy targets of themselves, and the series opens the door to a lot of mockery it's self, even if I would consider most of it to be an enjoyable read.
As example, in book four the two main characters are forced to wed other people and consummate the union as the price for diverting genocide. (yes really) The Male lead however manages to put the old switch-a-roo, but it is dark and silence is required so he can't tell the Female lead, and she doesn't know the sound and scent and feel of her husband, and isn't familiar enough with his touch on her skin to guess. So the Male lead takes the Female lead while she shutters and whimpers and sobs, because you know it is easy for men to maintain an erection while the woman they love and care for is cringing away from them and crying.
That however isn't good enough for the magical spirits who demanded the above price. If the the world is going to be saved, and if the Female lead wishes to keep every last human being in the world from dieing a horrible lingering death, she must enjoy the aforementioned consummation. So she bites the bullet and manages it. You know, to save all the world's children and the like.
At the end of this rather icky scene, the Male lead, rather then dropping a line like “You know, sorry about mounting you while you were terrified, disgusted, ashamed, in mourning, and so forth. Maybe I should have waited until you figured out it was me before commencing to humpin'” he becomes enraged with her. He is infuriated with her because she enjoyed a sexual encounter when she thought it was with someone else. Once again, doing just that was a prerequisite for averting the destruction of the species.
So he stomps off, leaves her sobbing, and refuses to come back for several weeks. Keep in mind this is the hero. The Avatar of Reason that people pray to for protection. The man the world has been waiting on for thousands of years so they can make a god emperor.
Like I said, a pretty easy target. It is easy to throw tomatoes at, and they made some friends doing so years ago, thus they keep at it. Besides, a lot of the written parodies and the extranormal films are hilarious.
Or if that was way too long to bother reading, in short: It is all in good fun.