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[#] Fri Sep 03 2004 20:27:08 EDT from arabella @ Uncensored

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DON'T talk to me about life.....heree I am brain the size of a.......

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 11:33:44 EDT from doublethink @ Uncensored

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Finished reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman - overall I enjoyed it,  but I found the end 'climax' not as thrilling as I'd hoped. Still worth a good read, and I didn't pick some of the plot twists towards the end.

Next book is Revelation Space, by Alastair Reynolds

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 11:55:43 EDT from Patriot @ PixelBBS

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I read American Gods and yeah it was pretty good. Have to agree with you on the ending. He kinda just 'dropped' he couldn't figure out how to end it.

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 11:58:18 EDT from Bafleyanne @ PixelBBS

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You read American Gods? Where was *I*? I have been wanting to read that.

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 11:58:55 EDT from Patriot @ PixelBBS

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EBook, hon.

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 09:06:19 EDT from doublethink @ Uncensored

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So far, Revelation Space is a pretty decent 'hard' sci-fi novel, hard like a slug of vodka in the morning. I'm finding I have to concentrate on Reynold's words, unlike Gaiman's which just seem to 'flow'. But, it seems fairly unique and ejoyable thus far. Yes, I do believe that you can have grades of uniqueness, if you consider the term from an object-oriented perspective.

Next book will be Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, I think, which has the best opening line I've ever read:

"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold."

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 09:40:37 EDT from wabewalker @ Uncensored

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Anne Rice rails against the ""sheer outrageous stupidity" of some reader-reviewers: "

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 10:33:56 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I do not blame her ire, though. I've always found her books to be extremely well crafted. The effort she must put into them doesn't deserve nastiness.

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 10:40:04 EDT from grey elf @ Uncensored

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Why would anyone give a flying fuck what some nameless fuckwit on amazon thought?

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 11:04:01 EDT from girthta @ Uncensored

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I don't think she does. But it must be hard seeing all that crap. She's been through a lot this year and probably was just blowing off steam.

She's had a lot of grief in her life... I can't imagine.

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 11:26:56 EDT from wabewalker @ Uncensored

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Reader reviews can affect book sales, and I'm assuming her latest isn't moving quite as well as she expected. She does also seem a bit touchy about her finished work being messed with...remember all the fuss she made over the 'Interview' movie? I remember reading another author's reflections on 'separation anxiety' when a completed work goes to market and is no longer under the author's complete control. That's got to be a real challenge for any artist.

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 12:52:57 EDT from girthta @ Uncensored

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Well, she just lost her husband of 41 years after a debilitating and horrific brain tumor.

And she lost a 6 year old daughter to leukemia years ago.

I suspect, tho she's no stranger to grief, it's probably rough going for her to be middle aged and suddenly all alone. (esp since she and her hubby were HS sweethearts and married young)

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 16:19:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Why would anyone give a flying fuck what some nameless fuckwit on
amazon thought?

Exactly. If she can't handle criticism from random strangers, she shouldn't be anywhere *near* the Internet.

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 18:33:03 EDT from doublethink @ Uncensored

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well in that case, I won't recommend Uncensored to her then :)

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 18:39:06 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Aw... it might be nice to see her artfully tell people interesting ways they may fuck off.

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 18:40:38 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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less talk more beer.


[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 22:02:52 EDT from Sig @ PixelBBS

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I am finally at a stage in training wherein I am allowed to consume alcohol again. I had a Red Hook ESB with dinner the other night (a wood-fired pizza), and then picked up a 6 of Sam Adams Oktoberfest on the way home. Beer is good.

[#] Tue Sep 21 2004 22:24:59 EDT from vermilion @ Uncensored

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On the subject of beer, this looks like it could be an awesome event:

[#] Wed Sep 22 2004 05:26:19 EDT from girthta @ Uncensored

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I'm just saying, she's been listening to critic of her work since 1977- almost 30 years of people either loving or absolutely hating her work. Perhaps at this stage of the game, she's tired of it and wanted to let off a little steam.

I doubt if she loses any sleep over some nameless fuckwit on the Internet.

And I find that most people who don't like her work don't like it because they don't get it. Dr Dan denegrates her work, yet he's never read any of it- which seems kind of ignorant to me for such an intelligent man... *shrugs*

Then again, if he DID read it, I don't think he'd get it. He's not that deep.

[#] Wed Sep 22 2004 07:28:45 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Vermilion - oooOoooo.. Not only lots of good beers including Sapporo for the difficult people, and many good beers, but Black '47 will be playing.

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