Quote from: Razgon on Today at 05:25:41 PM
Quote from: Gratch on Today at 04:32:21 PM
Quote from: Razgon on Today at 04:11:10 PM
I do think that series has shitty storytelling, and you obviously didn't. Just a difference of opinion, not sure what is twat-worthy about that.
Writing is a craft. If a carpenter makes a chair, and you don't like the chair - do you call it shitty carpentry, or do you say you don't like the chair, according to your own sensibilities?
Steven Erikson is guilty of many things in his writing , but not knowing his craft is certainly not one of them.
I spent the bulk of my time with the first two books just trying to figure out what the hell was going on. This exercise finally became so frustrating that I simply gave up. So Erikson did a great job of creating a very interesting world with compelling characters, then made it so difficult to try and piece together what was actually happening that I felt it wasn't work the effort. In my mind, that is pretty much the definition of failing entirely as a storyteller.
And for the record, I really wanted to like that series. So much so that I read the first book twice in the hopes that it would make more sense the second time around.