Journeyed there and back again
Elantris was a torture for me. Boring characters, boring story and god awful and awkward romance. That book was an epitome of preachiness to me.
And it's not about guts and entrails, or painful sex (what kind of books have you been reading Tom? ),
I have only read Stormlight and Mistborn but João has Elantris toward the bottom of his list.