The comment is pretty funny but how much time passed in the book before Mat returned? Not as much time as had passed in our world that it took him to write that book. So Mat may have recovered in a week or 4-5 months (I don't remember the period of time from the book), When he enphasised "a building", It implies Mat wasn't grazed by a brick. Tons of building landed on him. Did a powerful yellow Aes Sedai heal him? I can't remember but he should have been long dead before they got there. I forgot the actual circumstances. Only the falling building. Hey, I really enjoyed the series despite the weaknesses like Deus ex machina. All good guy characters avoided dearh every time.
until the last book wherehis notes have Sanderson kill a boatload...why not?
I thought that ^ was dumb.
Rand bored me, I liked Perrin a lot then ran lukewarm, hated Faile, liked Berelain, loved Bashere, didn't like mat but later he was my favorite, loved Moiraine, Sian, and Gareth, hated the bad reds (all but one), the Aiel and Elaine bored me, The Seancean and the bowl were filler, Aviendah grew on me, Loved Cadsuane, loved Nyneave and Lan but that finally grew old, (was Padan Fain Jordan's closest character to gollum?), Min not so much, liked lanfear, Loial and Verrin, didn't really like Mat early but loved him later...so funny, Loved Thom Merrilin. There are about 1,589 I forgot and most not worth mentioning anyhow. Anyhow, I bet we all have some big differences on most of these.
Compare that to Tolkien's cast. Who can you forget? We even renember useless Tom Bombadil. Remembered only for his lack of importance to the plot. Then again, the only poetry I remember at all is the tale of the ring to rule them all (was that poetry?)
I consider it a dark urban fantasy. I love the fantasy but generally not crazy about dark and urban. I really didn't care for the storyline. So I did not like the book. Since I don't and Tom and you really do, in all likelihood alucard will LOVE it!