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  1. Agree. I read the Shannara books as a kid and I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for them even though objectively I know they're not very good. On the other side of the coin, I first read LOTR as an adult and while they were "fine" I guess, I don't really see why people love them so much except for maybe the nostalgia value.
  2. It would be hard for me to agree with your hidden comments more. I was immediately reminded of:
  3. The series peaks at book 3. After that, Jordan lost control of the story.
  4. I tend to agree. It's less "multi layered" and more, "he hid some cool easter eggs and foreshadowing".
  5. I strongly suspect that most of the reasons that he's given for delays are him just searching for things people will accept to mask the real reason for the delay: He has crippling anxiety that it's not good enough, and doesn't know what to do. It's clear from his public speaking (the guinea pigs are fish story, for example) that he has a very high opinion of his own intelligence and is also hyper-critical of others. People like this tend to be hugely insecure, and have anxiety that they're being judged in the way they judge others.
  6. This thread feels like a good place to leave this link.
  7. You can get an amazon fire tablet for $39.99 these days. If you want a kindle (easier on the eyes) they're $79.99. They've gotten significantly cheaper.
  8. Me too. I travel for work, and the e-reader really comes in handy.
  9. Basically, his take is that you can do whatever you want as long as you're not a dick. About as clear as Tempi explaining the Lethani.
  10. I thought this communication to his fans was much better tone wise than he has been in the past. Humble yourself a little bit, give a little update (even if it's that the writing is not going well) and I think most people will be satisfied and empathize.
  11. Kind of amazing isn't it? For a guy that goes out of his way to tell us what a feminist he is, he comes off as a real creep sometimes. Maybe he thought he was empowering them through their sexuality and missed the mark?
  12. The phrase "words are wind" appears 13 times in the book. People make fun of George for overusing it. (Like they made fun of Jordan for the braid tugging in WOT)
  13. Methinks I touched a nerve. Your post was a strawman, and not even a funny one. Try harder.
  14. You identified the only other possibility. Well done.
  15. I actually don't follow your logic. He didn't have editors or anyone pushing him for book 1, he self edited it, and it was his strongest. Maybe we just need to re-calibrate our expectations for the guy. His entire career might end up being 4 or 5 books, or once every 10-12 years.