September 18, 2007


"Wheel of Time" author, 58 (Bruce Smith, 9/18/07, The Associated Press)

Author Robert Jordan, whose "Wheel of Time" series of fantasy novels sold millions of copies, has died of a rare blood disease, his aide said Monday. He was 58. [...]

Book 11, "Knife of Dreams," came out in 2005; there was also a prequel, "New Spring: The Novel," in 2004. The other titles in the series include "The Great Hunt," "Lord of Chaos" and "The Path of Daggers." Mr. Jordan was working on a 12th volume at the time of his death, Simons said.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet McDougal Rigney.

While your heart goes out to the family, your sympathies have to extend to anyone who kept reading the now officially interminable series.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2007 3:47 PM

I must admit enjoying the first two books, but, didn't Stephen King coin the phrase, 'diarrhea of the typewriter'?

Posted by: Randall Voth at September 18, 2007 6:01 PM

What about the ones that they mounted successfully?

Posted by: Bruno at September 18, 2007 8:11 PM

Well, Stephen King would know. I've had a couple of people recommend the Wheel of Time series, but it just seemed like a lot a work for very little payoff.

Posted by: Bryan at September 19, 2007 6:15 AM

Reminds me of what Capote said about "On the Road" - "That's not writing, it's typing."

Posted by: George at September 19, 2007 11:35 AM