Interesting review of KJA's work

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Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Dr. Why » 18 May 2010 21:19

Just browsing internet reviews, after a friend of mine reminded me of my loathing of KJA after he read "Captain Nemo". This one was fairly spot on http://januarymagazine.com/SFF/dogged.html
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby TheDukester » 18 May 2010 21:27

That is GOOD stuff.

SandRider, give the man a cookie!

One of my favorite passages (among many):

"I should point out that the 27 "Kevin J. Anderson" bestselling titles (so often alluded to throughout this book; excessive boasting, it seems, isn't problematic for Anderson and Rusch) were all franchise books, such as Star Wars, The X-Files and Dune novels. Bravo to him for landing such high-profile, high-paying gigs, but while other, non-Kevin J. Anderson Star Wars, The X-Files and Dune titles have charted, no non-franchise Kevin J. Anderson book can make that claim. It's rather spurious to emphasize his status as a bestselling author when, clearly, the brand that sold those books was never his name."
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Nekhrun » 18 May 2010 21:34

TheDukester wrote:That is GOOD stuff.

SandRider, give the man a cookie!

Not so fast. Giver Serkanner that cookie last August: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1585&hilit=dogged

Still a good find. :wink:
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby TheDukester » 18 May 2010 21:35

Multiple cookies!
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Dr. Why » 18 May 2010 21:44

Huzzah multiple cookies. Sorry about the double post then as well.
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

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Double post? :?
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby merkin muffley » 18 May 2010 21:48

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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Dr. Why » 18 May 2010 21:49

Freakzilla wrote:Double post? :?


Sorry for the bad communication, I meant to it to be sorry for having this review on the forums for a second time.
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Nekhrun » 18 May 2010 21:52

Dr. Why wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Double post? :?


Sorry for the bad communication, I meant to it to be sorry for having this review on the forums for a second time.

No problem, it happens all the time (that fucking dunecat photo :evil: ), I just thought that people who see this might like to see some of those other links as well.
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Postby TheDukester » 18 May 2010 21:55

(I've still never gotten a SandRider cookie ...)
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Nekhrun » 18 May 2010 21:57

TheDukester wrote:(I've still never gotten a SandRider cookie ...)

That kind of simpering self-pity is more likely to earn you a stompin' from the likes of SandRider. You'd better man up before he gets back.
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Postby TheDukester » 18 May 2010 22:02

Shit! You're right.

Time to COWBOY UP!

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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby SandRider » 19 May 2010 02:13

aww, what the fuck ?
I spend the evening out in the line shack get my camp ready for this weekend,
and I come back at 1:30 in the morning and fuckers are just strong-armin'
cookies now ?

anyway, Dr. Why get cookie for bein' from Mississippi and not being a post whore ...

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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby lotek » 19 May 2010 05:15

so have I
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby MrFlibble » 20 May 2010 14:17

I'm certain that if the links to reviews were collected in a single sticky topic, such incidents would not occur.
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby SandChigger » 20 May 2010 14:56

That's not a bad idea. :)

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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby MrFlibble » 20 May 2010 15:08

Actually, I think the original topic could be just stickied and then updated every time something noteworthy comes up.
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Superdog » 20 May 2010 21:54

The absurd part being that Frank Herbert is clearly one of the hifalutin intellectual "Talented Authors" that KJA apparently feels are pretentious twats.

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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Hunchback Jack » 20 May 2010 21:59

FH a "critical darling"??? Say it ain't so!

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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby SandChigger » 21 May 2010 03:07

There's a thought...

Any record of KJA having written anything about Dune or FH before lucking into the "partnership" with BoBoHerb? ;)
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby MrFlibble » 21 May 2010 06:14

SandChigger wrote:Any record of KJA having written anything about Dune or FH before lucking into the "partnership" with BoBoHerb? ;)

Intriguing, indeed :wink: But didn't he say Dune is his favourite book ever? :lol:
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Serkanner » 21 May 2010 09:43

MrFlibble wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Any record of KJA having written anything about Dune or FH before lucking into the "partnership" with BoBoHerb? ;)

Intriguing, indeed :wink: But didn't he say Dune is his favourite book ever? :lol:


He said that before he actually tried to read it.
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby Freakzilla » 21 May 2010 10:15

Serkanner wrote:
MrFlibble wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Any record of KJA having written anything about Dune or FH before lucking into the "partnership" with BoBoHerb? ;)

Intriguing, indeed :wink: But didn't he say Dune is his favourite book ever? :lol:


He said that before he actually tried to read it.


To be fair, do you actually have to read a book for it to be your favorite? :P

Did he say, "Of all the books I've read, Dune is my favorite?"
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby lotek » 21 May 2010 12:48

Serkanner wrote:
MrFlibble wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Any record of KJA having written anything about Dune or FH before lucking into the "partnership" with BoBoHerb? ;)

Intriguing, indeed :wink: But didn't he say Dune is his favourite book ever? :lol:


He said that before he actually tried to read it.


that's the Keith strategy, he knows it is a masterpiece and he has to say he read it and thought it was the bollocks, not because he believes it but because that's what he thinks people expect from him...
wether he did or not is irrelevant(for him)as he doesn't allow a biaised question such as "have you really read it?(the Readers Digest version doesn't count btw)"
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Re: Interesting review of KJA's work

Postby TheDukester » 21 May 2010 12:54

My favorite part is that he claims he reads Dune (by which I think he means the original) "once per year."

Watch for it; he's Twatted/blogged about it before. I think it's usually during the winter/holiday season. It's a combination of "Oh, this book is my favorite!" and "Look at me! The international best-selling author is showing all this respect for the franchise he is anally assaulting!"

Of course, he's also watching 11 DVDs, three TV shows, going through his collection of Becca-porn, and "keying in some correx" at the dame time. Because he is a knob.

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