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Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... orius Send a noteboard - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM
I've taken shots at the excessive mentions of necklines in various places on the web over the years. It is one of the cheap and easy jokes to make along with the sniffing. Yeah, the sniffing and stuff is probably supposed to be a character trait, but when every woman does it, it's not special. At least Nynaeve gets original with yanking on that braid of hers.

But I'm not just talking about clothing. At least with stuff like the buildings, he does a decent job of portraying the different cities as unique.
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Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 19/03/2010 09:30:25 PM 9736 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2025 Views
Roberto BolaƱo - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 1795 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 1956 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 864 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1342 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 1885 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 835 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1411 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1354 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 730 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1702 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1247 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1243 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1257 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1245 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1595 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 821 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1412 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1454 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1237 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1185 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1237 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 819 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 680 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1335 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1256 Views
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Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1178 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1046 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1198 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1091 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1019 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1103 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1163 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1212 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1225 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1272 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1265 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1257 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1188 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1057 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1300 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1171 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1192 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1024 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1155 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1267 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1149 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1509 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1087 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1284 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 843 Views
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Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1153 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1131 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1100 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1234 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1158 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1212 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1193 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1222 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1072 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1070 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1136 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1188 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1182 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1110 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1129 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1064 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1084 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1242 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1300 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1133 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1098 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1100 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1085 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1160 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1097 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1257 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1091 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1004 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1134 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1173 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1117 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1202 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1179 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1156 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1198 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1035 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1283 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 9894 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1188 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1363 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1080 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1221 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1266 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1321 Views
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What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1357 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1326 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1319 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1746 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1536 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1050 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1137 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 725 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1306 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1142 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1141 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1023 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1058 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1338 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1007 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1101 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1252 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1305 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1170 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1237 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1013 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1080 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1019 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1103 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1047 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1199 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1137 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1010 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1208 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1121 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1089 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1162 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 971 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1186 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1142 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1173 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1690 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1087 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1205 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1161 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1180 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 976 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1100 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1034 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1016 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1036 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1226 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1255 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1196 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 982 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1187 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1249 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2401 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1007 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1043 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1022 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1168 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1131 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1050 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 1973 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1125 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1090 Views
I'm sorry, but he's totally right. "The Circus" made me put down this series for 5 YEARS. - 09/04/2010 03:38:16 PM 1108 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1015 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1132 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1194 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2090 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1098 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 818 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1121 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1125 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1089 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1288 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1043 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 966 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1126 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1083 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1098 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1199 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1096 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 970 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1156 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1059 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1395 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1147 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1193 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1174 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 707 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1035 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1186 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1277 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1083 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1269 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1173 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1351 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1196 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 687 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1099 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1178 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1162 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1170 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8562 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1140 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1256 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1248 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1203 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1281 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1228 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1364 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1114 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1137 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1203 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1120 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1057 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1340 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 775 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1105 Views
I agree, I didn't even notice it was an old post, definitely did not deserve to be revived. *NM* - 30/03/2011 02:41:12 PM 684 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1006 Views
Now I notice as well that this is a year old. You're very silly, Larry, very silly. *NM* - 30/03/2011 04:13:38 PM 720 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1034 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1139 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1258 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1023 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1279 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1194 Views

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