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Interviews: East of the Sun Con - Brandoch Daha

Summary:

Entries

3

Date

Jun 16th, 1995

Type

Paraphrased

Location

Stockholm, SE

TourCon

East of the Sun

Reporter

Brandoch Daha

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    sleepinghour

    I looked around for other reports from the [East of the Sun] convention and found this one.

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    Brandoch Daha

    In 1995, I helped arrange a fantasy convention in Stockholm, "East of the Sun," and one of our author guests of honor was Robert Jordan. A very nice man, I might add. In my interview with him, I asked why he wrote so much (at the time, only the first six books had been published, nota bene).

    Robert Jordan

    His response was interesting and enlightening. You need many words to fully tell a story, was his answer, plain and simple. There's only one reason why authors don't write five, six, and ten book series: They are lazy. A good story is long, complete, and omits nothing.

    BRANDOCH DAHA

    In other words, Robert Jordan has absolutely no clue what a good literary text looks like.

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    Brandoch Daha

    Another question I asked was why men and women keep talking past each other in the books.

    Robert Jordan

    His answer to that question was that that's how it really is. Men and women think too differently to really understand each other; that's a biological impossibility. His books simply reflect this fact.

    BRANDOCH DAHA

    However, I never asked why the main characters all have a mental age of thirteen. But as I said, a sympathetic Southern gentleman he is. (Though his wife was even nicer.)

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