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This has to be one of the most self-indulgent discussion threads I've ever seen. Wow.
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Maybe the most self-indulgent of this year (though there's still time for someone else to outdo it), but definitely not of all time.
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I got an IM asking why I stopped discussing Path of Daggers a few months back.

The answer is this.

I actually got as far as chapter 8, but I couldn't bring myself to post a my thoughts on chapter 6. Let me just sum it up like this.

I honestly believe that PoD Chapter 6 is the worst chapter in the entire series. It's the epitome of every negative trend in books 6-11.

The discussion I wrote on it is 3000 words long; and while I wasn't intending to be mean-spirited, I don't think I can post a discussion on this chapter without sounding...Well, harsh.

If you thought I was harsh before, multiply that by a factor of ten. As I reread it, I'm honestly reminded of the tone I hear in my head whenever I read Luckers talking about Brandon's work. Like him, I'm sincere in my dislike, but when honest critique starts taking a back seat to anger, it's problematic.

I will say this. The ending of Pod Chapter 6 - the narrow escape where Aviendha and Birgitte hold off the Seanchan while Elayne unravels the gateway - that part is fantastic. It's glorious and wonderful and amazing and indicative of everything that's good about WoT (In my opinion)

It's just sad that the lead up to that moment is indicative of everything that's bad about WoT (Once again, in my opinion)

So I just can't do it, I'm sorry. (Not that most of you care all that much). I can't bring myself to be that mean.
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Why not use the simple, time honored summary that was made for situation such as this?
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I got an IM asking why I stopped discussing Path of Daggers a few months back.

The answer is this.

I actually got as far as chapter 8, but I couldn't bring myself to post a my thoughts on chapter 6. Let me just sum it up like this.

I honestly believe that PoD Chapter 6 is the worst chapter in the entire series. It's the epitome of every negative trend in books 6-11.

The discussion I wrote on it is 3000 words long; and while I wasn't intending to be mean-spirited, I don't think I can post a discussion on this chapter without sounding...Well, harsh.

If you thought I was harsh before, multiply that by a factor of ten. As I reread it, I'm honestly reminded of the tone I hear in my head whenever I read Luckers talking about Brandon's work. Like him, I'm sincere in my dislike, but when honest critique starts taking a back seat to anger, it's problematic.

I will say this. The ending of Pod Chapter 6 - the narrow escape where Aviendha and Birgitte hold off the Seanchan while Elayne unravels the gateway - that part is fantastic. It's glorious and wonderful and amazing and indicative of everything that's good about WoT (In my opinion)

It's just sad that the lead up to that moment is indicative of everything that's bad about WoT (Once again, in my opinion)

So I just can't do it, I'm sorry. (Not that most of you care all that much). I can't bring myself to be that mean.
Throw on some Nikes. Just do it. If you are angry then let it show.

I found your posts very long but they were interesting.
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