Season 1 Book and Show review
My good friend and blogger-partner Gwen Whiting and I have been discussing Wheel of Time.
See her post here
The show has left some unsettled questions, questions we can’t even ask until we go back and review the book. I just don’t have the memory it takes to recall the series of events in the story. So after episode 8, you’ll find us talking about the books, and comparing them somewhat to the show.
We aren’t going to do this to be highly critical of the adaption, but rather to add our own opinions because, like I said before, the series leaves the reader with a certain possessiveness. These characters are ours, you know. They played upon our emotions, our hearts, for so long they became ours.
Light and bloody ashes, you’re talking at least three months of abduction!
I’ve already started reading again and had forgotten how rich Jordan’s writing is. It was this series that made me want to start writing epic fantasy, and not just fantasy in itself. I wanted to learn how to dig deeply into the world I’m creating, from the very road we walk on, to the blazing sun or stormy wind. I want to see every detail and learn to write it.
I’m still not there. I still don’t create my world as richly as Jordan does, so that there’s no stone left uncovered, or detail ignored. But it’s a goal. Reading his words, and there are many, again will help me enrich mine, and for that I’m thrilled.
I’ve found reviewers have in the past criticized my own work for being too descriptive, and here I am complaining they aren’t enough! I think there’s something to be said about fantasy lovers and their need to touch, taste, and smell the world they step into. We’re a breed of our own!
And so next week, come back and read what we have to say about The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.