[DWJ] Robert Jordan - sad news

Roslyn Gross roslyn.gross at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 01:11:51 EDT 2007


In this vein...

I recently heard that Madeleine L'Engle has died. While I found some of her
books somewhat preachy, I loved others. _A Wrinkle in Time- blew me away
when I read it as a teenager.

Ros

On 9/19/07, Aimee Smith <aimees001 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I heard yesterday that Robert Jordan has passed away.
> The Wheel of Time has played such a significant part of my life and
> imagination, for so many years, that I am very sorry.
> For a few years I'd been very frustrated with the quality of writing,
> but earlier this year I was really surprised by how much I thoroughly
> enjoyed book eleven, despite everything.
> I'm sorry I was frustrated now: he was ill.
> Robert Jordan is the man I credit with making me a plot writer (or
> encouraging a tendency). He inspired me and I lived in that world so
> fiercely throughout my teenage years I would have happily given a
> limb to change realities. Which shows some talent, really.
> I thank him.
>
> Aimee.
>
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