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    NOOOOOOOO!

    Please, please, please tell me he had finished the notes for all the loose ends...

    Oh, and, um, my condolences to his family...

    Reminds me of Labor Day weekend, while I was in line for DragonCon tickets (for three fucking hours!) and someone had set up a trivia/comedy show for people waiting in line; they predicted this might happen.

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    I fell off the WoT wagon when I borrowed Path of Daggers from the library. I plodded through, bits were fun, but it was long and drawn out and it's difficult for me to get into soooo many flopping threads. The Dramatis Personae alone was responsible for clearing a thousand acres of timberlands.

    I was in the last chapter when I realized this was all very familiar. I thought, "That person's going to die," and they did, exactly how I expected them to. It was only then that I realized I'd actually read this one before, about a year prior, and honestly had no clue at all until the very end. I thought this was a perfect illustration of what was wrong with his series and style.

    His family and friends have my sympathy, but his story does not.
    "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo

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    Oh drat! I didn't recognize the name right off. He seemed like a good guy.

    And I'm also ticked that I plowed through all those books and might never get to the end. Talk about a J's nightmare!
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Oh drat! I didn't recognize the name right off. He seemed like a good guy.

    And I'm also ticked that I plowed through all those books and might never get to the end. Talk about a J's nightmare!
    Like I said, I hear his notes were pretty much finished, and his wife will write the last book for him.
    "No one can be free of the chains that surround them"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahara View Post
    Like I said, I hear his notes were pretty much finished, and his wife will write the last book for him.
    I will buy it at full price when it comes out in respect for her.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I will buy it at full price when it comes out in respect for her.

    Good idea actually, I never thought of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    And I'm also ticked that I plowed through all those books and might never get to the end. Talk about a J's nightmare!
    Then again, you also do have Stephen King scribbling out the last three books of the Dark Tower series after his near brush with "Death by Inebriated Redneck" and only portions of it were worthy of the rest of the story.

    (At least he nailed the ending. If you have to get SOMETHING right, get the ending right!)

    I'm not surprised Jordan had copious notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Then again, you also do have Stephen King scribbling out the last three books of the Dark Tower series after his near brush with "Death by Inebriated Redneck" and only portions of it were worthy of the rest of the story.

    (At least he nailed the ending. If you have to get SOMETHING right, get the ending right!)

    I'm not surprised Jordan had copious notes.
    A good ending is worth a lot. Only a really bad ending is worse than no ending, though.
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    I wonder if there is a fund set up for Jordan's widow. I have never read the series and don't feel like having a large book lying around the house that I will never read; but maybe for people who want to honor them?

    I don't know. Just an idea. I know she does not make much money off a sold copy of the book, percentage-wise. Then again, perhaps just having so many people buy the book that she put together is more of an honor to her.
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    If she does manage to finish off the series, I'm sure she'll make a killing. Everyone who was ever a fan of the series will buy or borrow all the books in the series just to get some closure. Personally, I wasn't going to bother reading any more of the books until I knew the last one was out, and I know a number of people who felt the same.

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