DazzyJim has joined Shannon in the "Let's tag this sucker with stupid trendy phrases like a couple of real morons" game!
One of his offerings is just kind of Mundane (like Kevin's first wife?): new must-read trilogy
But the other one is inspired: better to rule in hellhole than serve in the diadem
That's just so stupid I had to start a discussion on it:
Silly & grammatically erroneous tag
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Ronald Craig says:
I'm sorry, but besides being silly, this tag is also grammatically incorrect.
As a TAG, this will be applicable to AT MOST one book. (Unless of course Anderson repeats the same line in all three books of the Hellhole trilogy. Not entirely implausible, I suppose, given his past performance. So at most THREE books.) So it's kind of silly from the start.
But it also makes no sense grammatically. Hellhole is a PLANET, so ON Hellhole would be the more usual phrasing.
Also, "the Diadem" in this book appears to refer to a female ruler. In which case the preposition IN is completely superfluous (and, in fact, adds an almost pornographic nuance).
It's bad enough that Anderson has chosen to steal a line from Milton. But it's really SAD when one of his fanboys ineptly tries to follow suit.
I guess his true forte really is the Wall-of-Text, and that he chokes on these teeny-tiny things.
(Sure doesn't look like he chokes on much else!
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