Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Phaedra Lampros, Jun 23, 2014.
I hate read most of the books. A friend loaned me them at a time when I had little else to read (long story). I used to have to put them down for a bit to go and do something happy, and then come back to them. Talk about writing misery for misery's sake. The first book was vaguely enjoyable, but he really could have stopped there.
I *loved* the TV series because it kept the entertaining bits (the stories) and cut out all the preachy, political waffle. It was epic I was sad it got cancelled
Every time I hear someone said they enjoyed Sword of truth another Little piece of my soul cries
The "special person" thing is part of fantasy too.
Being a chosen one etc is part of fantasy. Repeating the above phrase 50000000000 times per book is a Goodkind thing.
And this is coming from someone who likes the SOT.
I can't wait till they make Wheel of Time into a series on TV!
Me too! I really loved the Game of Thrones books and I have to Thank HBO for the Series, because it paves the way for WoT series to perhaps be made!
I really really hope something like that Materializes!
I've heard comparisons for the Dune series too but Wheel of Time and Dune are different genres!
Hello. First post.
I did a google search for SOT vs WOT just to see what other people thought. This was the first hit. Figured I'd drop my 2 cents worth in.
I read WoT a couple years back and have safely locked my set of books away for a return visit some day. I wish that I had a reset button in my head so that I could totally forget this story and re-read it again some day and relive it's pure excellence. As far as I'm concerned, there is nothing that comes close to it.
Similarities between SOT and WOT? Yes. I thought so from the beginning. But, similarities is as far as it goes though. I've read plenty of other stuff with such similarities. I do not believe in any sense that it's a rip off or a copy.
That being said, I have so far enjoyed the heck out of SOT. I'm almost finished with the 14th (I think it's 14) SOT book, Confessor. I will continue to read the remaining books in the series, including the prequels. I have not enjoyed SOT as much as WOT for 2 reasons. The first reason is has been stated above - the sexual violence. The level of detail in some of these books is just a bit too much. I've gotten really good at skimming. It's easy enough for people just use their imagination while skimming to get the picture of how bad and bleak and terrible things are for the good guys. The second reason is due to how preachy it's gotten in a couple of places. Quite a bit of droning on when some of the discussion could have been cut WAY down.
Lastly, someone mentioned a Song of Ice and Fire... Talk about too much detail in sexual violence and over the top details in sex scenes in general. Some of GRRM's wording cracks me up. He's told a killer story but has dumbed it way down with the level of smut peddling he's done... If he'd cut out his dirty old man thoughts, maybe he could have finished the series by now
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