Friday, June 12, 2009

The Flaw of Flawlessness

If I had to name my second biggest flaw I would pick impatience (yet procrastination would be my #1).

Almost 10 years ago I made a rule about fantasy trilogies:
Thou shalt not beginneth Book 1 without firtht thecuring actheth to Bookth 2 and 3.

My torturous wait for The Amber Spyglass spanned only a few months because I came late to Pullman's series. But those few months founded my completionist complex. I don't know what sparked my need to state it with a lisp.

Recently a succession of ho-hum fantasy trilogies lulled me into a false sense of increased patience. Last week I broke my trilogy rule and started The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

Yep.
Bad decision.
Very
bad decision.
It was a fantastic first installment.

The Name of the Wind's hero is described here as flawed with flawlessness. I agree that Kvothe is too perfect but the trilogy's number one flaw for me is that books 2 and 3 are yet to be published.

*thigh*

3 comments:

Mariana Soffer said...

Isnt it a serious flaw to lose one sock from the pair almost every week?

jambuku said...

Hi Mariana, not so serious :-) If we didn't lose a sock or two we wouldn't get the opportunity to smile as we find them again. Given the choice, I would prefer to lose a few more socks and gain a little more patience ;-)

Mariana Soffer said...

Excelent response

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