Friday, June 08, 2007

Man, "The Sword of Shannara" sure is terrible

I think I was warned about this, but I have no idea why The Sword of Shannara was so popular when it came out or is on anyone's top sci-fi/fantasy list. Hopefully his later stuff was better, but this just reads like he tore out pages of the Lords of the Rings, threw them up in the air, and tried to figure out a plot line based on the randomly-reassembled scenes. To be fair, he does add a lot of detail to the scenery, but the writing style is dreck.

Oh well, back to re-reading Guns, Germs, and Steel.

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