Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Wheel of Time
I have been reading the Wheel of Time series of books - along with the rest of my family. We have occasionally had four different books from the series out from the library simultaneously! Part of the appeal of the book are the themes of redemption, sacrifice and servant leadership. Someday, if not already, someone will write about "Christian themes in the Wheel of Times series" just as has been done for Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. Christian themes resonate with most of us.
Another series that is popular at the moment is Game of Thrones - although that is better known as a TV series. I got halfway through the first book when the harsh cruelty of the story and the pornographic descriptions got to me. I liked the characters and was intrigued by the story. I imagine that the storyline eventually offered at least hope if not nobility. But the taint to the telling was destructive. It worries me that for many people these harsh themes resonate.
The world seems to wage war for our souls.
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I finished the WoT series (finally!) in December. Wow, what a marathon that was - started over ten years ago when I picked the first book up.
I took book 5 out of the library today. I like the thought of there being another ten books to go! But, yes, a marathon :-)
Yeah, it slows down hectically from here on, you'll find. It's nice, on one hand, to not rush through a book; but if you're having an impatient day it can get a bit much!
I've noticed that some books are faster paced than others. If they slow down too much I may well lose interest. At least there is no pressure when reading for fun!
I've not read either series, "Game of Thones" sounds like an interesting title, but from what I've heard, it doesn't seem to deal with the title might lead me to expect.
I'm not sure if this sort of fantasy literature would be your cup of tea. I find it quite interesting to see who enjoys it and who finds it a waste of time! Maybe you should try and let us know :-)
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