Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Robert Jordan Dead

Many of you might not care, but Robert Jordan author of the Wheel of Time series died Sunday. A friend of mine started me on the series while I was in Chiropractic college. I vacuumed them all up and continued on with them. They fill up a shelf by my Tolkien books.

Jordan created a fantastic world filled by male and female energies. He captures gender perspectives, political realities and cultural differences and folds them into a believable world. If you haven't read his stuff and you enjoy fantasy, get started. It will take a while to get through them all, but it's a break from reality.

Some people read romance novels. I read fantasy. Told you I was a nerd.



H/T Glenn Reynolds

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have tried so hard to get into fantasy, romance novels and other stuff that is not "reality" but I lose interest almost immediately and it is a chore when reading it. I wish I could get into it since I know there are a great many books out there that are considered classics. It is really difficult for me to stay focused on that type of litature.

One book that I really could not put down though was "A Fine Balance." I thought about it for days and days after the read was finished. It was amazing...I thought.

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