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Re: No, no, no HyogaRott Send a noteboard - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM
There are none so blind as those who will not see.

I already gave you the link to the site. Contrary to AR's ego there is not a site dedicated to only his work. It has alot of other authors, including suprisingly enough Robert Jordan.

This is my definition of accomplishment (from Webster):
1 : the act of accomplishing : completion
2 : something that has been accomplished : achievement
3 a : a quality or ability equipping one for society b : a special skill or ability acquired by training or practice

What is yours?

Perhaps we are having difficulty comind to terms with "successful." There I believe we are going to have a serious gap because you seem to be implying that because AR was nominated (and only nominated) for a couple of awards then he is something special that grants him a free pass on doing a "review" that is nothing of the sort (His review is equivelent to a kindergartner on the playground in Georgia making fun of the way a New Yorker talks). Well my dad was nominated for an Emmy once, he didn't win. As the saying goes, that and $1 will get him a cup of coffee. Perhaps it is because he is a professor at *gasp* CAMBRIDGE that makes him so special. OK, lets examine his life shall we? He went to high school, he went to college, he went to college, he went to college, he teaches at college. He wrote a few books (that may or may not be readable, I have seen comments both ways but I will judge for myself the next time I go to the Library) but had meidccre market appeal. Hmmm, still waiting for something in there to reach out and grab me... RJ on the other hand, now that man lead a life... AR seems to aspire to being an author, RJ was a master storyteller.

Oh, and as for the support you think you have in this thread for you view, I sugest you go back and actually look at the posts, I did. (ignoring you and I)There have been 7 different contributors that thought the "review" was nothing but snarky superficial crap, 3 who were ambivelent or partially agreed, and 3 that voiced agreement; though 1 of those had a change of opinion after the second "review"

I'm sorry to tell you, AR does not walk on water, if you look really closely I believe you will be able to see the snorkle.
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Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 19/03/2010 09:30:25 PM 10189 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2169 Views
Roberto BolaƱo - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 1919 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2112 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 965 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1475 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 2024 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 923 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1567 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1492 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 816 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1856 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1378 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1378 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1393 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1370 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1740 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 924 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1543 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1582 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1364 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1341 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1359 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 904 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 773 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1453 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1395 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1259 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1313 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1182 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1318 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1213 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1127 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1242 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1281 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1362 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1365 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1397 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1390 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1393 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1316 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1211 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1451 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1297 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1313 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1105 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1289 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1392 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1268 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1632 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1198 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1408 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 934 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1389 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1268 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1261 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1229 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1364 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1286 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1335 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1318 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1368 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1198 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1211 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1267 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1310 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1311 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1228 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1261 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1218 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1215 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1364 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1435 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1253 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1224 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1229 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1216 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1292 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1227 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1380 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1230 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1141 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1268 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1289 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1247 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1333 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1297 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1288 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1328 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1159 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1425 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 10032 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1326 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1489 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1214 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1350 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1395 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1443 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1293 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1483 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1451 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1437 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1872 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1676 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1171 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1261 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 820 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1432 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1255 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1270 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1148 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1177 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1462 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1133 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1238 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1392 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1435 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1296 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1365 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1144 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1229 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1148 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1224 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1176 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1344 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1268 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1136 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1337 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1235 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1222 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1283 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1101 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1320 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1275 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1292 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1798 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1208 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1339 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1298 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1307 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1107 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1239 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1167 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1167 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1164 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1353 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1375 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1328 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1122 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1330 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1375 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2524 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1129 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1176 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1148 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1288 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1262 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1173 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2100 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1250 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1217 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 1248 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1137 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1268 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1317 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2233 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1229 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 904 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1240 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1258 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1218 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1444 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1170 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1081 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1263 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1224 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1238 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1334 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1236 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1099 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1291 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1177 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1540 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1278 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1325 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1310 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 787 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1155 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1318 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1427 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1214 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1402 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1307 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1509 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1332 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 781 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1235 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1300 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1297 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1309 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8717 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1263 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1380 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1379 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1336 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1417 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1353 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1491 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1229 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1262 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1331 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1255 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1170 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1469 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 854 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1223 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 764 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1130 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 803 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1152 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1272 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1372 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1150 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1426 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1304 Views

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