tad williams (was Re: : fantasy monarchies)
ferricide at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 5 18:46:07 EST 2003
>From: Melissa Proffitt I have to disagree with you very strenuously. The
>fact that you prefer
>brevity does not equate to Williams' writing being overdone or bad.
note: i'm just talking about MS&T. i haven't really tried otherland and
sure, my personal taste is for brevity but i believe that williams is a bad
writer all the same. he can't write dialogue and covers it up with endless
flowery prose. MS&T, imo, is full of redundancy and crappy metaphor. weak
honestly, i do believe that length is a weakness.
>And in reference to your other post about listening to us about fantasy:
>Aren't you here because you like DWJ? Doesn't that qualify as fantasy?
well, i'm aware. i am saying that i got bored of the "fantasy" section of
the book store, i guess. stopped being able to be interested in these quest
fantasy novels with their cliches. that's all.
i moved on to novels set in the real world, not because i didn't like
fantasy anymore but because they seemed to have deeper, more interesting
characterizations, better and more inventive writing, etc. things that i
liked. DWJ has these things and i love her for it. i don't feel that writing
set in the real world is preferable to fantasy (or the other way, either.
i'll read either equally happily.) most recently i read lolita and was
floored. but i was almost as floored by the queen of attolia, a rec i got
from this list.
>We can all just *tell* you what to
>read and then most of the hard work will be done. :)
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