Alright, I just read Book 5 of the Wheel of Time series. Feeling a little suspicious of a certain lack of action and a bit of worry over Mat Cauthon's apparent 'Best Friend' role (meaning his actions are dependent on Rand's) I went looking for reviews.
Good lord, is it really going to be that bad? I wanted to at least see Mat's wife, but could I even make it if I tried? Do I really want to even read a series when all have to look forward to is Book 10, the one where nothing happens?
Robert Jordan, I am not a happy camper here. You made me like your books and now apparently you are letting me down.
Yes, you can't write believable dialogue and your pacing is rotten. You can't hold back any bit of information once revealed. (Such as when Mat killed his evil Aiel girlfriend. He sits there and wonders about what he is going to do... AND THEN HE GOES AND TELLS RAND. Most pointless subplot EVER.)
But you know what Robert? You can write fluidly and as long as you had that, all the other stuff went right over my head. I didn't even notice it.
My eyes have been opened, Robert. I've taken a bite from the tree of Knowledge and the taste was bitter. Although entertaining. Some of those Amazon reviews were hilarious.