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Which Invisible Man? Larry Send a noteboard - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM
No, you really don't need to read it. Believe it or not I am trying very hard to enjoy the story, especially in light of the circumstances that lead me to the author. I want to like it. I really do, but so far it is garbage. This reads more like a second draft than a finished product. It is written in a form that I, generally speaking, do not like (1st person retrospective). However looking past the purely subjective viewpoint perspective it is not a plesant read. Nor, up to this point has it been very cohesive. The continuity errors ahve been rather glaring as well. This is only in the first 40 pages.

As for my sarcasm, I'm really not trying very hard to be sarcastic. Actually, I am making a bit of an effort in the opposite direction.

If I had come accross this book in any other circumstance, I would not continue reading it. This could well rival The Invisible Man for last place in my literary pantheon. I tore the pages out of that book as I read them to help preserve future generations.


I liked Ellison's more than Wells', but both I thought were fine stories, more or less. I'll get around to reading it after I buy his latest two books, Yellow Blue Tibia and New Model Army.
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 9943 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2074 Views
Roberto Bolaño - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 1842 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2013 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 894 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1390 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 1937 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 874 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1470 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1406 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 761 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1752 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1302 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1293 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1305 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1289 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1645 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 857 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1463 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1502 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1285 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1244 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1285 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 857 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 713 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1376 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1315 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1183 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1226 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1097 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1247 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1141 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1063 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1150 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1211 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1261 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1270 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1323 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1323 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1310 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1241 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1113 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1348 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1212 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1238 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1058 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1201 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1311 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1196 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1551 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1132 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1327 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 875 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1301 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1195 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1177 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1150 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1277 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1204 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1261 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1230 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1268 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1118 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1115 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1187 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1231 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1233 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1154 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1175 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1127 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1123 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1286 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1348 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1182 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1139 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1143 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1129 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1205 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1143 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1300 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1143 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1051 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1185 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1213 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1162 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1249 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1224 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1202 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1243 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1080 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1332 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 9950 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1238 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1408 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1126 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1268 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1317 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1365 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1209 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1406 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1372 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1363 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1790 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1589 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1092 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1185 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 759 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1355 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1186 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1185 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1065 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1102 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1385 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1057 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1149 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1300 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1355 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1221 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1287 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1058 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1139 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1068 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1151 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1089 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1248 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1181 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1058 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1256 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1162 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1143 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1210 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1022 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1235 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1194 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1218 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1733 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1136 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1253 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1217 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1228 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1019 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1146 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1083 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1066 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1080 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1277 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1300 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1245 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1034 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1240 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1293 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2445 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1048 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1093 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1068 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1216 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1182 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1093 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2020 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1170 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1138 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 1152 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1062 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1177 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1241 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2135 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1147 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 848 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1166 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1173 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1133 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1335 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1085 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1008 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1180 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1127 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1141 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1244 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1143 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1018 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1199 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1105 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1446 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1199 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1240 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1231 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 744 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1075 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1231 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1330 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1126 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1313 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1231 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1399 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1247 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 723 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1150 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1221 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1209 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1228 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8622 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1180 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1305 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1291 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1249 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1328 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1272 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1411 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1151 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1181 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1253 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1164 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1094 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1386 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 805 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1143 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 707 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1046 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 752 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1080 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1183 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1299 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1063 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1334 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1238 Views

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