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Worse than I thought

Postby Nekhrun » 17 Sep 2008 21:02

Well, I started.

I just finished the first chapter of PoD and fear it's going to take me a while to finish, which is unusual for me to put down a book so quickly. It is completely uninspiring and I found myself losing interest after a few pages. Oh well, I won't be getting my notes up tomorrow as I'd hoped. At this pace I'll be lucky if I can finish it in the next week.

I thought I'd at least get into bashing it while taking notes. I'm just not in the right mood. I can't believe that anyone would say that this is their best work yet. I'll keep you posted.

I may just go read one of the new Star Wars books instead.

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Postby Ampoliros » 17 Sep 2008 21:40

most are by Karen Traviss, who by all accounts is as bad or worse than KJA. She also is the coiner of the term "talifan".

Stick with PoD. I'm reading it because after this, it will be impossible to read a crappier book. You know, until Jessica comes out.

I love reading their squirming replies to the OH community.
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on PoD

Postby Sole Man » 18 Sep 2008 12:59

I fear for what might happen to my insanity after reading PoD

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Re: on PoD

Postby Freakzilla » 18 Sep 2008 13:02

Sole Man wrote:I fear for what might happen to my insanity after reading PoD


I fear for your sanity now! :wink:

If you read PoD, do it in a padded cell in a straight jacket. :lol:
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Postby SandChigger » 18 Sep 2008 13:57

I'm looking at setting aside most of this coming Sunday for reading and slashing it.

Good Times....NOT. :twisted:
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Ampoliros » 18 Sep 2008 19:43

Dare I read the young paul sections? from page turning and the hints they give they sound like garbage. Paul gets attacked by giant catapillars...

WTF is up with Kevin's super-weapon/monster fetish. Maybe if we promise to buy him one of those mechanical dildo's and a bunch of hentai he'll agree to leave Dune alone.
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Postby Tleszer » 18 Sep 2008 20:07

Ampoliros wrote:Dare I read the young paul sections? from page turning and the hints they give they sound like garbage. Paul gets attacked by giant catapillars...

WTF is up with Kevin's super-weapon/monster fetish. Maybe if we promise to buy him one of those mechanical dildo's and a bunch of hentai he'll agree to leave Dune alone.


Um, that will probably only fuel his desire.
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Postby SandChigger » 18 Sep 2008 22:32

Or, at worse, up his..."output". :shock:
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Omphalos » 18 Sep 2008 22:56

Let's call it "throughput."

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Postby Nekhrun » 19 Sep 2008 07:59

I'm 33 pages in and already have plenty to comment on. I'm thinking I might just do the whole thing in 5 installments as this might take me longer to read than "Race for God". :roll:

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Postby SandChigger » 19 Sep 2008 12:13

How about seven intallments, one for each section of the book? ;)

(In this case, "installment" refers to your metaphysical location while reading: in the shitter.)
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Nekhrun » 19 Sep 2008 14:14

SandChigger wrote:How about seven intallments, one for each section of the book? ;)

(In this case, "installment" refers to your metaphysical location while reading: in the shitter.)

I actually did consider only reading it in the bathroom just because that's where it belongs. :lol:

I like my bathroom clean though.


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