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I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment Larry Send a noteboard - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM
A dictionary quotation is that exciting? :O

Never knew! :P

to be honest, it was more snarky than Mr. Roberts' review. Plus, i have to give him credit for his "hilton perez" reference.

and to be even more honest, i was being sarcastic :P


I didn't find it to be as snarky as I found it trying to fight fire with something close to fire. The Hilton Perez bit, while I recognized who it was, didn't really resonate since the critic/author had more to offer than just snark, especially in the third review.

Let's face it, remove the snark and several of his comments are points that have been argued around here and before then at wotmania for over 10 years. Not bad for someone who's only read the first three books only once, no? :P
Illusions fall like the husk of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience. - Narrator, Sylvie

Je suis méchant.
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Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 19/03/2010 09:30:25 PM 10028 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2099 Views
Roberto Bolaño - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 1862 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2041 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 919 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1414 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 1961 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 890 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1495 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1433 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 779 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1781 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1322 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1315 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1330 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1311 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1668 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 878 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1487 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1527 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1309 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1269 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1307 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 870 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 737 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1398 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1331 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1202 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1246 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1116 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1266 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1157 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1079 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1174 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1232 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1287 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1295 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1349 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1343 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1335 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1266 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1148 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1371 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1234 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1260 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1072 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1223 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1330 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1212 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1574 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1148 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1348 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 897 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1331 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1212 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1201 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1171 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1299 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1227 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1282 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1255 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1295 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1140 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1141 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1208 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1253 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1255 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1171 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1203 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1155 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1150 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1307 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1377 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1203 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1168 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1164 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1159 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1227 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1166 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1323 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1170 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1074 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1212 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1235 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1189 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1277 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1247 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1225 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1270 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1102 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1358 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 9967 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1269 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1433 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1155 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1299 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1344 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1384 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1235 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1429 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1395 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1385 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1812 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1619 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1115 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1203 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 786 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1376 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1202 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1209 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1096 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1121 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1407 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1080 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1169 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1336 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1372 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1242 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1309 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1081 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1162 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1090 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1170 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1112 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1277 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1211 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1079 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1281 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1183 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1168 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1231 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1044 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1259 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1218 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1238 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1748 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1154 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1280 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1235 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1251 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1045 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1174 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1110 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1096 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1105 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1297 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1323 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1270 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1061 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1269 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1318 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2467 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1071 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1116 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1093 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1238 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1207 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1115 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2044 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1193 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1161 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 1180 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1083 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1199 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1264 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2157 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1173 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 870 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1191 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1197 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1157 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1369 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1108 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1025 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1212 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1155 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1174 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1271 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1167 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1041 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1233 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1122 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1465 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1218 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1272 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1251 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 758 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1098 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1255 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1355 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1154 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1344 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1251 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1425 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1273 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 742 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1172 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1243 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1232 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1251 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8645 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1200 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1327 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1313 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1270 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1354 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1292 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1433 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1172 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1202 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1274 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1184 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1114 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1414 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 822 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1169 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 728 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1071 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 771 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1109 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1208 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1318 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1087 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1365 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1253 Views

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