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Robert Jordan Wasn't a Good Writer, but
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019
he was an amazing world builder. And he developed an amazing story. He's also pretty sexist, when you get down to it. I don't think a single female character isn't conniving and/or petty. It wasn't until the 3rd in the series that I realized I was getting angry and frustrated by certain characters, then I realized that's just how Jordan portrayed women.
His writing isn't great, either. But his story is. I loved the world he built, the cultures, the history of the cultures, the mystery, and the magic. So ... that's my 2 cents. I have heard that after Jordan's passing, when Brandon Sanderson finished the series (based on Jordan's notes) that the writing improved ten-fold. If you can make it that far through the series, that is.