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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby SandChigger » 24 Sep 2009 15:48

TheDukester wrote:I see at least one of Kevin's "critical darlings," though! :lol:

Ooh, Kevin! It burns, it burns, doesn't it?! :laughing:
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Nekhrun » 24 Sep 2009 15:49

SandChigger wrote:
TheDukester wrote:I see at least one of Kevin's "critical darlings," though! :lol:

Ooh, Kevin! It burns, it burns, doesn't it?! :laughing:

There's a shit Star Wars book in there too that's probably outselling Keith's WoD.
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby TheDukester » 24 Sep 2009 15:55

Nekhrun wrote:There's a shit Star Wars book in there too that's probably outselling Keith's WoD.

It's a close contest in franchise hackery, but you called it. Current Amazon sales ranks:

Shit Star Wars book: 2,105
Jessica's Wind: 2,352
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Nekhrun » 24 Sep 2009 16:24

TheDukester wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:There's a shit Star Wars book in there too that's probably outselling Keith's WoD.

It's a close contest in franchise hackery, but you called it. Current Amazon sales ranks:

Shit Star Wars book: 2,105
Jessica's Wind: 2,352

That's just perfect.

I actually read the first book in that new Star Wars series. Even for Star Wars it was pretty bad and one of the first series I'm not even going to attempt to follow. Tells you how bad things are getting in the NuDune if it can't even keep up with that trash.
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby SandChigger » 24 Sep 2009 16:25

That by that Traveldass bint? :P
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

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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Nekhrun » 24 Sep 2009 16:37

I think the new one is I didn't read it. The one I read was by Aaron Allston, who usually isn't quite so bad, but his last one was.
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