I’m more of a sci-fi girl and my husband is the fantasy reader in the family. I may have read The Wheel of Time at one point (I used to read a book a day, once upon a time before dishes, laundry, and other generally mundane things took over my life). If so, I don’t recall much about it except something about how the author overuses the physical beats having to do with braids. Truly, that’s all my memory could come up with. I hope I’m thinking of the right books.
And with all the furor over this series, I thought I might be missing out on something. So, I asked hubby if he thought it was worth reading. I’m paraphrasing, but his response was a comparison to a buffet: The food is terrible, but the portions are huge. So mostly I’ve been relying on those who have read it to tell me just how far the TV show diverges from the source material. Hubby and I watched 3 or 4 episodes. We will not be watching the rest. We found it telly, boring, and didn’t care about any of the characters. Like a lot of Amazon’s “productions” it misses the mark.
My friend Scott did a review of the new Amazon series, The Wheel of Time, and he nails it. Read his excellent review here.