Re: [Fantasy_Books] My Opinion on recent subjects..as if anyone cares
- On Dec 4, 2003, at 9:15 PM, Bob spells Bob Backwards wrote:
> I like my heroes to be unperfect. We're getting into my philosophy ofDeism aside, I tend to write with characters that start in their teens.
> but I believe that while we should search for perfection, to find
> wouldbe boring as all hell. This is why I'm glad I'm not god, or,
> maybe god
> isn't perfect.
For much the same reason -- I like seeing them change, grow and shift
over time, develop and mature. I like it when they fuck up and I like
seeing how they, older and wiser, look back on their history of
fuckups. (Kids fuck up a lot but it's nothing major. Adults fuck up
less often, but when they do, it's usually pretty significant.)
Some of my favorite novels do that. A character starts out one way,
ends up another. I did that most markedly in _The Beasts of Delphos_,
with Barris starting as a more or less self centered preteen and ending
up as a very mature young adult.
Stories that are about action and scenes and dialogue aren't very
compelling to me. I'd rather have a story where I can see how the
character changes over time, becomes changed, more solid and realized
as a human. That's the kind'a stuff carbonates my hormones.
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- Who knows when the sword of truth will end, all I'm saying is that Goodkind could end the whole series in one more book, where as Jordan still has many prophecies still floating around for it to end realistically in 4 or 5 more books
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Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 8:08 AM
Subject: [Fantasy_Books] Re: My Opinion on recent subjects..as if anyone cares
--- In Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com, "Ken James" <ogi8745@h...> wrote:
> >From: "John Romaine" <rednail33@p...>
> >All I will say on this, is that Goodkind seems to have an ending in
> >near future, unlike Jordan
> Does he, after reading the first couple of books I can see this
> Truth thing going forever.
> While Jordan does have an ending, he is just taking his sweet time
I saw a news item couple months ago stating that there will be 12
books in Wheel of Time (I guess not counting this thing coming out in
I honestly can't see all the plot threads tied up in two more books;
but this is the pattern Jordan uses within the books themselves: a
short beginning, an endless middle, then all of a sudden in a chapter
or two the ending hits us - unexpectedly (except we see that there
aren't that many pages left!)
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