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Old 11-19-2004, 02:58 PM
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I'm just beginning the wheel of time series with book 1. Everybody's been raving about these for years, so I thought I'd see what the fuss is all about.
Great series. Do yourself a favor, though, and stop after Book 6. You will think that the series is about to go from really good, to really, really, really good. But the next four books do absolutely nothing to advance the plot. Wait until he finally finishes, and read the last book.

In fact, a similar case could kind of be made after the end of Book 3. But then you'd miss the end of Book 6.
Completely agree. Skip 7, 8, 9, and all of 10 except the last 30 pages.
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sedaris' "dress your family in cordoroy and denim" (or similar).

pretty good. I think that he might be running out of material, or at least the pickins are slimmer. He even states that his family is (uderstandably) on to him now.

I like it, and his writing in general. But it isn;t as good as "me talk pretty". and I liked the rougher writing of "naked".
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Currently reading "The DaVinci Code" and "When We Had Faces".

"Code" is a quick, fun read, but rather simple-minded. Kind of annoying in that it is just the sort of thing wacko conspiracy theorists love to feed on. It's OK as a library book diversion, but I'm glad I didn't actually spend any money on it.

"Faces" is quite good so far, but overwhelmingly sad.
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I'm just beginning the wheel of time series with book 1. Everybody's been raving about these for years, so I thought I'd see what the fuss is all about.
WOW! I read these years ago when I was a young boy to learn better English. They were VERY good for the first few books but Mr. Jordan got too wrapped up in sub-plots that never went anywhere. I read book 8 or 9 then I gave up on the series. Is it over yet???? I want to know what happens in the end to Rand 'Al Thor
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I'm just beginning the wheel of time series with book 1. Everybody's been raving about these for years, so I thought I'd see what the fuss is all about.
WOW! I read these years ago when I was a young boy to learn better English. They were VERY good for the first few books but Mr. Jordan got too wrapped up in sub-plots that never went anywhere. I read book 8 or 9 then I gave up on the series. Is it over yet???? I want to know what happens in the end to Rand 'Al Thor
Here's a quick summary of Books 7-10:

Book 7: Lan marries Nynaive. Nothing else happens.

Book 8: They find the Bowl and use it. Things get warmer. Nothing else happens.

Book 9: Nothing happens, until the very end when, out of nowhere, Rand cleanses the taint, destroying Shadar Logoth in the process.

Book 10: Everyone in the world who can sense the One Power wonders, "What just happened?"
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I'm just finishing up Skeptical Odysseys by Paul Kurtz. Next is Complications - A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande.

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