I'm sick of people siting Wikipedia--for anything. Wikipedia is not an authoritative site; the information is not peer reviewed, meaning that what you're reading could be inaccurate. In fact, there are people who make a hobby out of changing random articles in Wikipedia, changing dates and "facts." Most professors I've come across wouldn't accept Wikipedia as a reliable source, because IT ISN'T.
So look elsewhere for credible information, especially when you need to reinforce a point you've made.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Okay, so I am a huge fan of David (and Leigh) Eddings, but I’ve recently discovered some things about their work that has me outraged (and my personality loves it when I’m outraged, so here we go).