Thursday, July 24, 2008

Finished The Dreamers

Okay, so I just finished The Dreamers and thought I would post a mini-review of it (well, mini-ish). Basically, I couldn't wait to finish it, but since I had already started it I figured I would just finish it, and when I did my reaction was exclaiming "Finally" as I chucked it across the room. How is this a best-seller?? I mean, it's exactly like the previous books David (and Leigh) Eddings has written. And by the time I got to the end, it was a deus ex machina, basically a big "Fuck you, none of this happened after all, haha," to the readers because the gods went back in time and prevented all of the events ever happening. So I ask, WHY EVEN WRITE THE BOOK IN THE FIRST PLACE? If you're going to spend the time to write a story only to take it back by the end, why even bother? Oh wait, you want your money. So now, David Eddings, you have become the Dean Koontz of fantasy. I once would have worshiped you, but now you've pissed me off.

I encourage people to stay away from The Dreamers, since if you have already read The Belgariad or The Redemption of Althalus you've essentially already read The Dreamers. I can't believe I made it through: the prose was uninventive, the characters were the same old reused ones we've seen before, and the story line was the same: start at point A, achieve point B--but then wait!--never mind, I take it all back. I want to know who loved this series, and why. Seriously, if you loved this series, you tell me how it was amazing and best-seller worthy--how was it different from what David Eddings has already given us?

Meanwhile, I'm going to find something else to read, and hopefully it won't infuriate me.