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The Downward Spiral,
By A Customer
This review is from: Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3) (Hardcover)
After reading Wizards First Rule, and Stone of Tears I was, to put it lighty, intrigued by the Sword of Truth series. Yes, I realized it's obvious faults and blantant silliness, but I turned to reading Goodkind after having my mind weighed down by to much philosophy and heavy reading; I needed to think less and observe more. In the first two books, my expectations were met. I was captivated by the story, but to be honest his writing ability does not seem to excede that of a middle school level. Imaginative though. Let's face it, if I had a problem with reading childish gobbledy gook, I wouldn't be be attempting to read fantasy novels, so I continued to "Blood of the Fold" out of a sense of duty as well as an interest. Though about 400 pages shorter than its predecessors, "Blood of the Fold" took me at least twice as long to read. The themes reaked of redundancy, as well as the plot line. I suspect that perhaps Goodkind wanted to save new-comers to the series the trouble of reading the first two novels. This is the only hypothesis that I can form as to why he would write numerous sixth-gradish paragraphs quickly recapping on past novels.
I was, to say the least, disapointed with "Blood of the Fold". The Sword of Truth series takes a plunge for the worst here, and in my opinion, never resurfaces.
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Initial post: Apr 20, 2009 1:02:36 PM PDT
Amy Roberts says:
I agree 100% with this. I also enjoyed the first two novels for what they where. Blood of the Fold seemed a book entirely composed of exposition. I have no idea what Mr. Goodkind was thinking.
Posted on Sep 20, 2011 1:01:47 PM PDT
I agree with this comment as well. I was moved by the first two novels but the 3rd one has taken me longer to read since it is very redundant. Not sure if I could start another one of these books with the bad grammer and errors on the Kindle versions.
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