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Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing Larry Send a noteboard - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM

I'm halfway through Lord of Chaos now and the amount of clothing/building descriptions is starting to become numbing, in part part because it feels so repetitive. Sure, some of that repetition is purposely done in order to help certain readers remember details, but for those such as myself that have good memories, it's more like being hit with a plastic mallet between the eyes every time a female character sniffs or a man is being mule-stubborn. Just not enough variance there for certain readers, and I'm certainly one of those.

I agree with you that it is too much for some readers, and also on why Jordan does use it so often.

That being said, I find it easy enough to ignore it so that it doesn't stop me from enjoying the story and the characters.


It certainly isn't that easy for me. It's like eating a steak that has a lot of gristle surrounding it. Sure, the meaty bits are interesting/good, but the gristle wears on the eater after a while :P
Illusions fall like the husk of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience. - Narrator, Sylvie

Je suis méchant.
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Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 19/03/2010 09:30:25 PM 10189 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2172 Views
Roberto Bolaño - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 1920 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2112 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 966 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1476 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 2024 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 924 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1568 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1493 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 816 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1857 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1380 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1380 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1394 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1371 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1741 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 925 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1544 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1583 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1365 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1342 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1360 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 905 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 774 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1454 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1396 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1260 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1314 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1183 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1319 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1215 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1128 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1244 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1282 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1363 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1366 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1399 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1392 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1394 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1317 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1212 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1452 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1298 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1314 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1105 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1290 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1393 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1269 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1633 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1199 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1409 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 935 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1390 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1269 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1263 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1230 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1365 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1287 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1336 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1319 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1369 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1199 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1212 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1269 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1311 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1312 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1229 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1262 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1220 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1216 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1365 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1436 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1254 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1225 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1230 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1217 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1294 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1229 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1381 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1232 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1143 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1270 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1290 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1248 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1335 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1299 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1289 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1328 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1160 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1426 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 10034 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1327 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1490 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1215 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1351 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1396 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1444 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1294 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1484 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1453 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1439 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1872 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1677 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1172 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1262 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 820 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1432 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1256 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1271 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1149 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1178 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1463 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1134 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1239 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1393 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1436 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1297 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1367 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1145 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1230 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1149 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1225 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1177 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1345 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1269 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1139 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1338 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1237 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1223 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1284 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1102 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1321 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1276 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1293 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1799 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1210 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1340 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1299 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1308 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1108 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1241 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1168 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1168 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1165 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1354 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1376 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1330 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1123 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1331 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1375 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2525 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1130 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1177 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1150 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1290 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1263 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1173 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2102 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1252 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1218 Views
I'm sorry, but he's totally right. "The Circus" made me put down this series for 5 YEARS. - 09/04/2010 03:38:16 PM 1248 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1138 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1269 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1318 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2235 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1230 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 905 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1242 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1260 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1219 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1445 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1171 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1083 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1264 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1224 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1239 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1334 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1237 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1100 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1292 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1178 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1540 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1280 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1326 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1310 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 788 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1155 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1320 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1428 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1214 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1402 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1308 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1509 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1332 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 783 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1235 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1302 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1297 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1309 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8718 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1263 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1381 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1379 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1337 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1418 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1354 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1492 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1230 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1263 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1332 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1256 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1170 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1471 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 855 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1224 Views
I agree, I didn't even notice it was an old post, definitely did not deserve to be revived. *NM* - 30/03/2011 02:41:12 PM 766 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1131 Views
Now I notice as well that this is a year old. You're very silly, Larry, very silly. *NM* - 30/03/2011 04:13:38 PM 804 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1154 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1272 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1373 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1150 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1428 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1305 Views

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