I did it
Posted on June 15, 2017 at 03:01
I did it. The Wheel of Time, finished.
It took a slighly more than six months to read all these books (each book has from slightly less than 700 to 1200+ pages), but now I have read them all. And what a journey it was! One of the best stories I have ever read, and finally a fantasy series with a good, proper ending. These are books I'll never forget, but also books I won't be reading again in several years, not until the memories have faded - and I have time to read again, which means when I am unemployed and living on a street, I guess.
I might have spent too much time reading them lately, since every single night for the last few weeks (and by few I mean 3 or 4) I have seen a dream related to The Wheel of Time. This means the characters and the world were well written. Especially the characters, you - well, at least I - really started to care about them. When something good happened to them, you felt pure joy, and when something bad happened to them, you wanted to stop reading and ignore everything that was going to happen, because it made you feel bad for them. This, if anything, is a sign of a good book series, and usually this is possible only in longer books or book series.
Of course the series wasn't perfect. It could have been a few books shorter, in some books hardly anything happened, but I don't care. The last three books were the best - and the ones written by Brandon Sandersson, probably using Robert Jordan's, the original author's, notes or something - and made me forget the boring ones.
What next? I have a feeling no book will feel like anything after reading this magnificent fantasy epic. I'm sure I won't start reading another fantasy epic for a few months - I'm considering starting to read books by Brandon Sandersson -, I need a break. I'll read some simple detective stories/murder mysteries.