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Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was HyogaRott Send a noteboard - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM
That does not matter. he could have ever single writing award ever given in the last 1,000 years in his shirt pocket, with a Nobel Prize on his wall and it would not change the fact that his "review" is complete crap. Pointing out his awards is like countering the argument that Farah Fawcett couldn't act by saying she is pretty. It is not relevant.

Thoreau is crittically accalimed and I find his writings to be those of a pompus ass with no value; Thomas Hardy is considered to be one of the "greats" and I find him to be completely unreadable, and more worthy of the "fluff packing" criticism than Jordan ever was.

Bottom line is, if you don't like it, don't read it. However, judging by the number of books sold. The number of #1 Bestselelrs in the series, well... I get the impression that Adam Roberts could only wish to sell as many. Heck Robert Adams sold more than him, AND he has a much better sense of humor.

Additionally, according to Wikki (and several other sources) he has been nominated for 2 awards (both on his first novel, wining neither, and nothing since). Douglas Adams won twice the number of awards that Adam Roberts has been nominated for. None of which means anything. Meanwhile RJ was nominated for 12 awards and won 2. This, of course, is in addition to the 2 REAL awards he earned in his life; a DFC and Bronze Star. There is no comparison. Between Jordan's and Adams' writing carrer. RJ will be remembered and inspire future generations of writers, while Roberts is an academic footnote.

Have a Nice Day
(which, by the way, probably sold more copies than Mr Roberts entire body of work and was a #1 Bestseller by yet another author with a better sense of humor).
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Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 19/03/2010 09:30:25 PM 9933 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2073 Views
Roberto BolaƱo - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 1841 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2012 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 893 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1389 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 1936 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 872 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1468 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1405 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 759 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1750 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1299 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1290 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1304 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1288 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1642 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 856 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1460 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1497 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1282 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1243 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1282 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 854 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 712 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1373 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1311 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1180 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1223 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1094 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1244 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1138 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1060 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1147 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1208 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1260 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1267 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1322 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1321 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1307 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1240 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1110 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1345 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1209 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1235 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1057 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1198 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1310 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1195 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1550 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1131 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1326 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 874 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1300 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1194 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1176 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1149 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1276 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1203 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1260 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1229 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1267 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1117 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1114 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1184 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1230 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1232 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1153 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1173 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1126 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1122 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1285 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1345 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1179 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1136 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1142 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1127 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1204 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1142 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1299 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1141 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1050 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1183 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1212 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1161 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1247 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1223 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1201 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1239 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1079 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1330 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 9949 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1236 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1406 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1123 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1265 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1314 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1362 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1208 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1404 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1371 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1361 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1788 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1588 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1091 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1184 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 758 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1353 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1185 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1183 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1062 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1101 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1382 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1054 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1148 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1299 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1354 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1218 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1284 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1055 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1136 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1066 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1148 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1088 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1247 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1180 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1057 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1254 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1161 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1140 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1207 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1019 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1233 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1193 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1217 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1731 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1135 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1249 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1213 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1225 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1016 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1141 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1081 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1062 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1077 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1274 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1299 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1244 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1033 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1239 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1290 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2444 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1047 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1092 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1067 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1214 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1181 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1092 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2018 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1169 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1137 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 1149 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1059 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1175 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1238 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2132 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1144 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 847 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1163 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1169 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1132 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1333 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1084 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1007 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1179 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1126 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1139 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1243 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1140 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1016 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1197 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1103 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1445 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1197 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1238 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1228 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 742 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1073 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1229 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1328 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1124 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1311 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1228 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1396 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1245 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 721 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1148 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1219 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1207 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1227 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8620 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1179 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1304 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1289 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1248 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1327 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1271 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1410 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1150 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1180 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1251 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1162 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1092 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1385 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 804 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1142 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 706 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1045 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 751 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1078 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1182 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1297 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1061 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1333 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1237 Views

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