Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

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Re: Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

Postby Ampoliros » 10 Sep 2009 12:53

I don't blame you, we are talking about the guy who made a flying sno-cone into the most "uber superweapon" in Star Wars
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Re: Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

Postby SandChigger » 10 Sep 2009 13:20

(I still don't buy the Ghola Kynes bit. Just saying. ;) )

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Re: Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

Postby Ampoliros » 10 Sep 2009 19:10

I think its a bit of a Schrodinger's cat. Something dangled out there for the OH to chomp on that can be written anyway he pleases in the next book. I'm wary about it because Kynes is probably my favorite character in the books. Sure we can give them the benefit of the doubt, but when has that worked in our favor?
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Re: Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

Postby Drew_Atreides » 17 Sep 2009 13:05

...wow...this thread had me in tears sometimes.. Nice job.

Glad to know that there are others out there that recognize the lack of talent of KJA...

I have to admit that I am on the waiting list at the library for "Winds of Dune"...Did the same thing with PoD. After being hosed one final time with the Dune7 duology, i vowed never to give these guys another cent of my money, but i also am masochistically curious about what goes on in the Dune books...

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Re: Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

Postby Freakzilla » 17 Sep 2009 13:28

Drew_Atreides wrote:...wow...this thread had me in tears sometimes.. Nice job.

Glad to know that there are others out there that recognize the lack of talent of KJA...

I have to admit that I am on the waiting list at the library for "Winds of Dune"...Did the same thing with PoD. After being hosed one final time with the Dune7 duology, i vowed never to give these guys another cent of my money, but i also am masochistically curious about what goes on in the Dune books...


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Re: Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 17 Sep 2009 13:28

Drew_Atreides wrote:...wow...this thread had me in tears sometimes.. Nice job.

Glad to know that there are others out there that recognize the lack of talent of KJA...

I have to admit that I am on the waiting list at the library for "Winds of Dune"...Did the same thing with PoD. After being hosed one final time with the Dune7 duology, i vowed never to give these guys another cent of my money, but i also am masochistically curious about what goes on in the Dune books...


:lol: Not a bad first post, welcome to the club.

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Re: Winds of Dune: Fail

Postby Nekhrun » 07 Oct 2009 20:56

Well, in the Pics or it Didn't Happen category...

I was looking over at bn.com yesterday and thought I'd check something out (look at the bottom):

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I tried again later and it actually worked, but if it happened to me I'm guessing it has happened to someone else.
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Re: Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

Postby Ampoliros » 07 Oct 2009 21:34

I'll have to take a screenshot, i think its an internal error but I found some of Dune books listed under Bargain Juvie a few days ago.
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Re: Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

Postby Hunchback Jack » 22 Oct 2009 13:18

On a different topic:

If I'm remembering correctly, there was a short period just before Winds came out where it had a rating of 5 stars, but no reviews, on Amazon. Others have noticed that happening with other books on Amazon, and have speculated that the culprit is none other than Harriet Klausner.

Yeah, "she" really irritates me as well. I'm convinced she's definitely got some deal with amazon. Not only does she often post her review of a book the day it is released, but I am convinced that she frequently submits her reviews to amazon BEFORE the book is published. And that's despite the fact that Amazon does not allow the average person to write a review before its release date- there simply isn't a 'write a review' option.

For example, the most recent book I've noticed is FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE by Kim Harrison. If you go to Amazon and search for Kim Harrison, the book in question will be listed along with all the others. It is also, however, listed with a five star rating. When you click on the link, and look at the book, there is no review on the book page and no option to review because it doesn't get released until MARCH 20, 2007! (If you simply search using the title it doesn't show a rating so make sure you click on the author's link to look at all her books. I don't know why it's like that.) THEN, if you go to barnes and noble and look for the same book, you'll notice that HK has already written a five star review (shocker) on that site. Coincidence? I think not.


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Re: Winds of Dune: a complete non-event

Postby SandChigger » 22 Oct 2009 18:36

I remember that, but I don't believe Harriet has reviewed WoD yet, has she? I just checked the five- and four-stars and she wasn't there.

Of course, Harriet Klausner isn't the only "Harriet Klausner" over there. Check out my man Arthur W. Jordin sometime. ;)
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