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Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... Etzel Send a noteboard - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM
I had forgotten just how tedious that extended scene with the circus was until I read that description of his. The bits about the sexual explosion was amusing, considering the typical complaints about the fetishes on display and the clothing descriptions. Not much else to the commentary, though. I suspect the pacing has become numbing to him.


Which I personally find pretty laughable concerning TFoH, and it's in my view easily refuted, if one actually reads the book.

Maybe this Adam Roberts is indeed just an arrogant idiot as others pointed out, but certainly not someone who seriously wants to review the WoT. *shrug*
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Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 19/03/2010 09:30:25 PM 10376 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2239 Views
Roberto BolaƱo - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 2012 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2183 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 998 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1535 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 2101 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 962 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1633 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1555 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 854 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1923 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1440 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1455 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1450 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1435 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1813 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 952 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1608 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1637 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1423 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1399 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1413 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 937 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 802 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1520 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1457 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1319 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1378 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1255 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1381 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1275 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1188 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1306 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1342 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1425 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1429 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1469 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1459 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1457 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1379 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1273 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1517 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1357 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1367 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1134 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1352 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1446 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1322 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1694 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1255 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1461 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 964 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1442 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1331 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1313 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1290 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1427 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1342 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1386 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1374 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1426 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1255 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1261 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1322 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1380 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1367 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1285 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1320 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1273 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1280 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1421 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1501 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1318 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1280 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1289 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1269 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1360 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1281 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1436 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1284 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1203 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1333 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1345 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1298 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1391 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1349 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1340 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1387 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1215 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1486 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 10092 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1387 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1549 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1293 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1406 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1450 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1507 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1367 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1540 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1505 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1495 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1929 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1730 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1223 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1320 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 849 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1497 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1317 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1332 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1205 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1232 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1519 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1187 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1297 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1449 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1487 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1353 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1421 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1199 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1286 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1202 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1285 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1245 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1402 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1322 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1194 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1397 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1293 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1279 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1336 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1154 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1384 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1332 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1352 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1847 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1268 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1392 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1353 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1363 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1167 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1305 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1216 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1229 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1217 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1408 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1431 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1391 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1170 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1393 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1431 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2576 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1180 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1235 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1205 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1346 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1325 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1231 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2157 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1305 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1276 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 1312 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1224 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1331 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1374 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2297 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1299 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 953 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1300 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1312 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1271 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1506 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1226 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1135 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1314 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1298 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1298 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1396 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1311 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1158 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1346 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1240 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1610 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1348 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1385 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1378 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 819 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1216 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1383 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1485 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1274 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1462 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1369 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1592 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1393 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 814 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1290 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1363 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1356 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1367 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8781 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1326 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1433 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1442 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1401 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1479 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1418 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1560 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1292 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1320 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1395 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1317 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1229 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1539 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 882 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1286 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 798 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1197 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 837 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1225 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1348 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1433 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1212 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1515 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1369 Views

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