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Friday, September 28, 2007

A Solid Farewell To An Icon

It's really irrelevant if you liked Robert Jordan's work or not. You can't deny his impact on fantasy literature, one that while not as powerful as Tolkien's, is certainly recognizable. Jordan pioneered the massive fantasy epic series. There is no doubt that his writing (including not only the Wheel of Time, but various other work too) has brought rise to countless long-winded fantasy series. And like all literature, it's hit or miss. The impact is undeniable, whether or not you see it as positive or negative (though you have to admit that his impact is a little of both).
With his passing he has left behind quite a legacy, including an unfortunately unfinished fantasy series that we all of have heard of--The Wheel of Time. Like Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber...
I have never read any of his works, but I recognize his importance to the fantasy genre, much like I recognize Tolkien even though I was not a fan of his writing (the story was excellent, but it wasn't written very well in my opinion).
So with that, here is a wonderful adieu to an icon that seems to have left his mark.

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1 comment:

  1. I have not read any of his work. I picked up the first in his series but it has sat in my TBR pile for months now. I guess I should break it out and see what everyone else loved so much. Nice post.