Saturday, September 18, 2010
A Recycled Novel
I'm shocked that this novel was published at all, let alone that Goodkind's editor and agent thought he had a new story here that deserved being published. I'm amazed that Goodkind was able to stretch this recycled story beyond the length of a short story (which would have been far more appropriate) to 566 pages. I hate that I bought it, that I was suckered into paying $10 and wasting several hours of my life reading a recycled plot. I'm thoroughly disappointed in Goodkind—this novel trades on nothing more than his name and reputation, and it cheapens both.