Bakers Boy, The by J.V. Jones(47 ratings)
|Title||Bakers Boy, The|
|Series||Book of Words, The|
|Submitted by Ryan Vaughn |
This book and the 2 following books were very well written in my humble opinion. The characters are interesting and filled with nuance. You see from the villians perspective and this is not something you always get. The thing in particular I liked the most about J. V. Jones is that for the first time, and granted I have read somewhere between 200 to 300 books, I have been able to be surprised repeatedly by the plot twists. They were very exiting to read, and even harder to put down. Most of the books were 1 or 2 sitting reads. Thats good because I usually average 2 weeks to read a book thats really good. Definitly a book I have recomended repeatedly, and yes I am reading the second series just haven't been able to get the third book.
|Submitted by Phil|
I really didn't like this book. I found the characters in it too basic and uninteresting. The whole idea of the bumbling but well-meaning baker's boy discovering hidden powers within himself is just too trite and cliched. The villain was also very shallow. Other than ambition and greed there is not much too him. Pretty much every character in the book falls into the catergory of sickeningly saccharine or tiresomely selfish and evil. I've been able to swallow this kind of plot before, but the writing in this book was too poor to redeem itself. Please save yourself the trouble of trying to read this book.
|Submitted by Ihsan Alnasrawi|
Growing up reading ROBERT E HOWARD's tales of the Cimmerian CONAN, I started reading ROBERT JORDAN's own chronicles of the most famous of all barbarians (I loved Jordan's narrative style from the start - it's been said that nobody alive writes CONAN better than Robert Jordan) and so naturally progressed to reading the brilliant WHEEL OF TIME series (and despite it's annoying meanderings and frustrating side-tracking sub-plots, I still feel it will be, when completed, the single greatest fantasy series of all time, and probably the largest!).