klj at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Mon Mar 26 13:22:20 EST 2001
See, Eddings had two sequences which made me laugh out loud -
something about the foolish Arendian in the Belgariad and the part with
the old sorcerer/scholar who discovered how to teleport in the Mallorean -
Silk, and 'Zakath. Without Silk I would probably have stopped reading
after the first book. His other two series not only have no redeeming
qualities and the same nearly unbearable style but also have the
Child-Goddess Aphrael, who is, I believe, the single most hateful character
I have ever encountered in literature.
"The Revelation: Ninety percent of everything is crud."
---Ted Sturgeon, Venture Science Fiction, Mar. 1958
On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, otheng wrote:
> I agree - I finally weaned myself off Eddings after the second Belgarion
> sequence. His narrative can be quite gripping, but the style is so clumpy it
> makes me scream out loud - eventually, I couldn't bring myself to read any
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