Read lately - and stuff
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Tue Nov 4 12:22:22 EST 2003
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 18:28:31 -0700, Robyn Starkey wrote:
>At the suggestion of the list, I have read some Martha Wells. Actually, I
>have read Wheel of the Infinite and enjoyed it immensely. However, I am
>stuck in the first 30 pages of both Death of a Necromancer, and the more
>recent one (it's downstairs, and it's cold down there, so I can't type the
>title). So I need some advice, will I enjoy them if I persist? I am not
>quite sure what I don't like; I think it is a stylistic thing, because I
>keep finding myself in the middle of a paragraph and not understanding what
>is going on.
_Necromancer_ is my least favorite of her books, but that was on an overall
reading rather than the first little bit. If it is a style issue, as
Jennifer says that doesn't change much, so give it just a bit to see if you
can get used to it. If not...I'd say look for _City of Bones_ instead.
_The Wizard Hunters_ (the recent one) isn't as impenetrable later in the
book; I think Wells is doing it on purpose near the beginning.
_Necromancer_ is pretty much the same all the way through. My difficulty
with it was that my perceptions of what the plot was *supposed* to be (as
revealed by the text) didn't match up to what I *felt* it was doing (based
on the varying emphases given to events). The style may have had something
to do with it. I'm sure I'll re-read it some day and figure it out.
But I'll probably re-read _Wheel_ first. That book was yummy.
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