RR Martin's work annoyed me

November 03, 2007 10:35AM
He has a colossal set of characters and all the interesting ones have barely been developed yet - you can tell they aren't even halfway changed to what they'll end up being, and you KNOW that half of them will die along the way... As opposed to Jordan, whose base characters visibly grow and change as the series goes by, and who develop their own power bases and grow into well thought out adults (some more interesting than others). <br> <br>Both suffer from the typical epic fantasy issues, though, as more and more characters are introduced the campaign grows bigger and bigger and it is difficult to keep track of what is happening until your second or third read-through. At least for me. <br> <br>That being said, a good book along the line of what you suggested would be The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch, or perhaps March Upcountry, by David Weber and John Ringo (though this is more military science fiction than conventional fantasy)
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Ok, so now im done with Wheel of Time..

Cerunnir 423 November 02, 2007 01:19PM

I've got two

Lokain 339 November 02, 2007 01:28PM

George RR Martin is a good read.

Balrahd 279 November 02, 2007 02:50PM

Turtledove is good stuff. I liked Guns of the South n/t

Lokain 260 November 02, 2007 02:52PM

Magician and Eragon are both good. (nt)

Cointreau 298 November 02, 2007 04:52PM

Eragon was engaging, but I wouldn't call it &quot;good&quot;. txt

Isildur 273 November 02, 2007 06:10PM


Cointreau 264 November 02, 2007 07:06PM

Re: Eh.

Isildur 262 November 03, 2007 05:21AM

If he's a cry baby too, you're likely right :) nt

Leprechaun 253 November 03, 2007 05:34AM

It's not surprising. The guy who wrote it is younger than most of us.

Yhorian 293 November 03, 2007 05:59AM

Sword of truth series is worth reading~

ExPaladin 272 November 03, 2007 09:27AM

I read the first half of the first one. Thought it was kinda floofy n/t

Lokain 290 November 03, 2007 10:15AM

It gets better, second and third books are much better

ExPaladin 288 November 03, 2007 12:27PM

A few suggestions

Treebeard 299 November 03, 2007 10:25AM

RR Martin's work annoyed me

Randomizer 275 November 03, 2007 10:35AM

If you were to insert Martin where you typed Jordan and vice versa

Lokain 268 November 03, 2007 01:06PM

Jordan and Martin in a nutshell [Possible Spoilers]

jegec 240 November 05, 2007 02:45PM

I know Martin is supposedly 7 books, but it reads like a trilogy right now IMO

Balrahd 278 November 06, 2007 09:38AM

I could see that

jegec 299 November 06, 2007 12:18PM

Now that you mention it, that's true for me, too.

Balrahd 265 November 06, 2007 08:10PM

Re: Ok, so now im done with Wheel of Time..

Isildur 303 November 03, 2007 12:22PM

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