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This review is from: The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12 (Mass Market Paperback)
This book has provoked such a diverse range of responses from the fantasy genre fanbase, I thought I would add my comments to the fray! Of course, this genre does attract people of all ages and backgrounds so it is perhaps not surprising that the reviews for this novel range from awful to sublime. As an old fan of Tolkien, Salvatore, Hobbs and (early) Eddings amongst others I was mildly impressed with the first of this seemingly ever expanding series. It is true that some of the English is somewhat dubious but less so than other American authors (Conn Iggulden et al) and is sometimes actually fairly amusing. (Granted, this is perhaps not a good thing where it's unintentional.) The descriptive narrative is excessive upon occassion, although I personally find this to be a positive attribute of the author; which does not get in the way of the plot and sets the scene well. Ah yes; the 'plot'. It is simplistic but not unimaginative and well paced for a novel of this size. In summary, there are several elements of this book that could be improved upon but I kept coming back to it and every time I picked it up I looked forward to reading the next few chapters. In fact, I read it in less than a week - Recommended.
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2009 19:30:30 BDT
Umm... Conn Iggulden is in fact English, not Amercian, so your point losses any impact. Sorry!
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2009 14:35:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Jul 2009 14:39:24 BDT
D. J. Matthews says:
You're quite right, Conn is indeed English, although this I fail to see how this detracts from my point about the author of this particular book?! Also, I think the word you are looking for is 'loses' rather than 'losses', so your point also loses any impact - Hohoho!
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