KJASF member David James, telling US in an Amazon review comment thread, wrote:And I've seen jacurutu months ago. You guys aren't really nice at all. And I can say what I need to say here because I'm not so much saying that you don't have any valid opinions, indeed when I finish reading all of the books I may decide I don't like the additions either, but the way you go about it is all wrong. It's like you guys just live to hate and you got it all focused on Brian and Kevin's DUNE books. And Ronald has it all on Kevin, period.
Aw ... he NOTICED.
(But talk about LONG-WINDED.
I post this for all the guests, recent arrivals and special little troopers....
The feelings on this board are the result of discussions on several boards, especially dumbnovels, over the last 3-5 years.If you go back and read the topics and threads over the last several years you can see how and why attitudes changed, and many members of this board were rather tame if you check back far enough.
For example, almost nobody went after Byron like they do now or even Brian.
The only posters who seemed to be fired up from the beginning were the ones who already had read and knew about Kevin J Anderson. (I had never heard of him until I read the nudune books).
The HLP is responsible for any "hate" due to their "you are with us or against us" approach.
If you really think about it, if they really had the extensive notes claimed in the beginning, then there never would have been any need for their "you are with us or against us" approach.What started as thousands of pages of notes and 20+ page outline has subsequently dwindled to 2-3 pages (they're never really certain even about this in their interviews) and perhaps a dozen pages of random notes.
THEY LIED AND YOU PEOPLE LOOK REALLY STUPID AND ABOUT AS SOPHISTICATED AS A KJA CHARACTER BURSTING IN AND SAYING WE ARE GOING ABOUT IT ALL WRONG WITH THE WRONG ATTITUDE.
If somebody outside of the HLP recommended the approach they followed he or she should be fired.
Well, too late...
Kevin is in firm control now!