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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Temple of the Winds- how...annoying!

So, I'm only less than 300 pages into the 4th book of The Sword of Truth series, Temple of the Winds by Terry Goodkind. I am very annoyed at Mr. Goodkind. How many times does he have to use the characters thoughts to fill up a half a page thinking about things that have already happened and re-explain them to the reader? As if we haven't read the previous books... I don't think that anyone could properly read past book 1 as a stand alone book. Also, it seems that everytime the characters are conversing, that they nearly have to pull the others teeth out to get anything out of them. Come on!!! Did he really need to drag on through the pages like this? It's all bullshit just to fill in pages to make the freaking book longer! I hope to God that the rest of the series is not like this or I may not read past the 5th book! Plus... I seriously hope that after this series came out that any population of physciatrists that read any of these books offered free help to Mr. Goodkind. All these horrible rape/torture scenes are starting to become sickening. :(

SoT by Terry Goodkind, B3- Blood of the Fold

So, I finished the 3rd book in The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind a couple days ago. Blood of the Fold was very good. Being 623 pages long made it a faster read than the 2nd book by far. It also had alot of exciting things going on in this one, rather than just having a sense of dread. We see alot of twists and turns in this book. Richard now has Aydindril in the palm of his hand if he can hold tight enough... Alot of alliances and trust between them are tested... Good point; not as many horrific torture or rape scenes. Though at a few points I winced and grabbed my I also found myself yelling at Richard alot throught this book. He's so headstrong and just going off and doing whatever whim of an idea comes to mind. Though his ideas have not come to go wrong enough that I don't trust's just...I don't trust Terry Goodkind not to twist it on us. I find that as soon as you think something is going right Mr. Goodkind decides to flip the tables on us. That can be a double egded sword there. I like to not feel on the verge of histaria reading a book and reading about the characters. LOL...ok. Maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit... Maybe I'm just feeling that way now...I started the 4th book yesterday. ;) Let me just say this... I have times I just wanna yell at both Kahlan and Richard, maybe go as far as bend them over my knee and spank them. ROFL. Anyways, 3rd book was wonderful :) I was very happy with it after reading the 2nd book and worrying that the 3rd would be like it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

SoT by Terry Goodkind, B2- Stone of Tears

So the 2nd book in The Sword of Truth series is Stone of Tears. This had to be the LONGEST book I have ever read. It was 979 pages long and felt it. It was a good book, but I had a hard time getting through the first half of the book. I had become so attached to the characters from the 1st book that I just felt a sense of dread and foreboding that made every page feel like the longest day of my life. With tons of sneak peeks at prophecy of what may or may not happen to our favorite characters throughout the book, it made it hard to want to keep reading. I'm one of those people who yell at people on tv when they do stuff stupid or stuff that I know will only cause them grief, because as the reader we have more insight about things than the characters sometimes have. I rarely feel like yelling at characters in the books I read, but I felt like doing that in this book. For those of you haven't ever read this book, do not read this as a bad thing and decide not to read it. Would you not live your life just because someone told you it wouldn't be a good one and that you would make tons of mistakes? I would still live my life and vow that it had to be better than that person said. The 2nd half of this books makes up for the 1st half of this book. Trust me you will be smiling at the end. :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind: Wizard's First Rule

Ok, so I started reading The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind maybe three weeks ago. The first book, Wizard's First Rule, was 573 pages long in the large edition print. I didn't realize it was the first book in a series when I purchased it until later... I read it as a stand alone book not realizing til maybe a week after I finished it that there were many more books in the series. I was excited and annoyed at the same time. I love to read, so when I find a series of books I get excited because it's like a promise of the story to continue longer than usual. Yet, I have come to dread series as well because I read so fast and must have the next book as soon as I'm finished with the one in my hands that my wallet cries everytime I find a new book series. ( I buy my books and keep them to reread later) Well, anyways... Wizard's First Rule was wonderful. It took me 3 days to read. I fell in love with all the characters so quickly. It reminded me some of The Belgariad and The Malloreon by David Eddings...I'll talk about those books in later blogs... Anyways, Richard is a great hero in this tale and you quickly see how he can love Kahlan. Zedd makes a marvalous "all knowing" grandfather figure *wink*wink*. The book flew by before my eyes and I have the gift of being able to see these words in my mind almost as a movie playing before me. Though quite nerve wracking at some points, it was a breathless exilerating journey around Midlands and into the People's Palace. (which btw I love that it's called the People's Palace. In a way, if felt almost like it was my home too. After Richard of course clears it of it's evil...*listens for Zedd's fire and order to walk not run and rethinks that statement* LOL Anyways, if you haven't read this series, I would recommend it so far. It's a great epic fantasy tale. If you have read it. Please leave comments and tell me what you thought about the book. I have finished w/ the 2nd book already last night and started the third today. I will post seperate posts for them. :)