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...because I find this to be absolutely hilarious.

(In the comments to Scalzi's blog post, someone brings up the idea of an omnibus edition, reminding me of that time in college when we calculated the mass and volume of a mole of textbooks.)

Date: 2009-03-31 04:35 pm (UTC)
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I also thought it was pretty amusing. (It also gave me a sense of the scope of the series, which I read the first few books of back in college and then lost interest in -- distractions, plus frustration with the covers falling off all the paperbacks. Part of me became wistful about reading the entire series. The rest of me is going, "You think you had distractions in your life then?!!?" I seriously doubt I could catch up before the last projected release date.)


Date: 2009-03-31 05:40 pm (UTC)
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I think I got farther than you did (I read at least one new book in the series when I was in college). Unfortunately, I also have almost no memory of what happened in the last two books I read...

One of the things that's weird about this to me is that I actually think Sanderson is a better author than Jordan, which almost never seems to happen with this kind of continuation.

Date: 2009-03-31 11:55 pm (UTC)
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I've never read any of it, originally (when the first book appeared) because I felt that, if I was going to invest in reading a book that long, I was going to have to have more evidence that it was really good; and later, when I found out how many books he was aiming at, because I had and have serious doubts about the literary ability of anyone who can't finish a story in under a million words.

Date: 2009-04-01 04:40 pm (UTC)
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I feel like there's a sort of Groucho Marx quality to million-word stories: nobody who feels the need to write one is actually qualified to do so.

That said, I adored Jordan for a while in high school, so I might end up reading everything when it all comes out just for nostalgia.


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