Words of Radiance: A Review


(Day 5. 41 pages, 17,644 words.)

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/
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3 Responses to Words of Radiance: A Review

  1. brknwntr says:

    This is completely unreadable on my phone. It won’t zoom in close enough to see the text, and when it gets close, the text is just squiggly black lines. I’m going to assume this was all positive.

    • stchucky says:

      Dang it, my phone displays it fine, but then – my phone is a monster.

      I told Edpool that he had settled on a really weird format and horrible font for his reviews, and he told me that he was me, so obviously I was the fucking idiot. This confused me, so I left him alone.

      I’m going to assume this was all positive.

      Basically. I don’t know about dead characters who refuse to stay dead, and I get bored by duel / fight scenes with intricate stance-names and fighting moves. But otherwise, this was brilliant.

  2. brknwntr says:

    Because Sanderson.

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