?? — 6 years ago
So-I know that I will probably be stoned to death for saying this but…What the heck is all the fuss about over this book?
Although I found some of the magickal elements to be interesting the overall plot fell flat. I was very nearly bored to tears after the first few pages but pushed on in hopes that the story would live up to all the hype that it has garnished since it’s made-for-TV debut. I finished the last page feeling the same as I had after the first. What was the point?
I suppose that I understood the overall themes.
Ged’s journey to destroy the shadow was really him seeking to destroy the darkness within himself. The obstacles that he met with could represent the roadblocks that we all face as we journey through life seeking to find our true selves. Both love and hate for himself and others presented real working motives to destroy himself along with the ever nearer monster that stalks him. And I am guessing that the moral of the story is that we must face our bad side in an effort to become the good we seek.
Really I feel that I am drawing a lot out of a story that amounts to very little.
In short, I found the writing style less than captivating, the plot a bit trite and the conclusion predictable.