Jonathan J. Schlosser
- Jun 4, 2007
Go start your camp fires with his books, you have to buy them first which means he's getting money for your purchase, so on behalf of Terry Goodkind thank you for your patronship. As well as contributing to his stature as a New York Times Number One Best Selling Author.
Actually, I bought them off Amazon, used, so he gets nothing.
I've also realized that this thread is about his topics. I'd like to throw out there this little fact: his writing is also horrible. I mean the actual way in which he puts the words together to tell the story. NOTHING HAPPENS for huge chunks of his books. Everything is repeated about seven thousand times per novel. Even the discussion of plans. For Example:
Kahlan: I think we should go to Westland.
Richard: I think we should go to Aydindril.
Kahlan: I don't think so. We should for sure go to Westland.
Richard: Do you think so?
Richard: Let's sit here for 8 chapters and talk about why, and we'll use a monotone narative voice while we do it. Also, nothing exciting will happen.
Kahlan: Ok, but I think we should go to Westland.
Richard: You know, I really think I'm the Seeker of Truth. Oh, and I think we should go to Aydindril.
You get the idea. I think, if I cut out all the unneeded scenes and unneeded speech, I could rewrite Soul of the Fire in about 150-200 pages.
EDIT: Obviously the above scene was totally fictitious, as I don't know if that choice ever had to be made. But these kinds of scenes happen over and over in Goodkind's work.