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message 1: by Tamahome (last edited May 24, 2011 08:33PM) (new)

Tamahome | 4973 comments Something I'm checking out...

http://requireshate.wordpress.com

Um, Veronica, don't read the Charlaine Harris review.

NSFW...


message 2: by aldenoneil (last edited May 24, 2011 08:52PM) (new)

aldenoneil | 1000 comments I don't like angry reviews. They make me angry.


message 3: by Kris (new)

Kris (KVolk) | 796 comments Like the energy ...


message 4: by Glenn (new)

Glenn Hopper (hghtrey) | 30 comments Good lord...that may be one of the most venomous,hate filled humans I've ever seen ,and at this point in my life that fills me with sadness. I'm not going to waste time defending her comments on Jim Butcher, and Charlaine Harris, just to pick two out of dozens, because we all have our opinions and they may be valid even if only to ourselves. But her unquenchable hatred of Caucasians is terrifying. Her facts are ...fuzzy at best and her knowledge of historical events is incorrect. I suppose it's "cool" to spew venomous hate at everything that came before you, but it isn't very productive or healthy. Truly we humans don't live nearly long enough to waste time hating. However to be clear about this I am not attempting to change anyone's mind, just stating my opinion.


message 5: by Halbot42 (last edited May 25, 2011 12:03PM) (new)

Halbot42 | 185 comments one wonders why she spends so much time reading these books she really seems to hate. what an insightful review, someone who hates the genre hates this book too...Reminds me of those really intelligent insightful GOT tv reviews we discussed around launch


Victoria (vikz writes) (VixtoriaVikzwrites) Halbot42 wrote: "one wonders why she spends so much time reading these books she really seems to hate. what an insightful review, someone who hates the genre hates this book too...Reminds me of those really intell..."

I can never see any point in reviewing books you hate. Why give them the publicity?


message 7: by Kate (last edited May 25, 2011 02:25PM) (new)

Kate O'Hanlon (kateohanlon) | 778 comments I find myself really curious about what books she does like.

*edit* She liked For The Win. I approve.


message 8: by Tamahome (last edited May 25, 2011 02:24PM) (new)

Tamahome | 4973 comments Zoo City is the only urban fantasy book I’ve read since forever that didn’t spill down from the hotwettight furfang romance dung-heaps. It’s urban fantasy in the true sense of the label, like The City and the City or Neverwhere, rather than paranormal romance desperately passing itself off as something that doesn’t contain embarrassingly terrible porn.

I don't know, I feel a sense of relief when I read something like that.


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message 10: by Al (new)

Al | 159 comments Kate wrote: "I find myself really curious about what books she does like.

*edit* She liked For The Win. I approve."


Going for digression points: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/...


message 11: by Al (new)

Al | 159 comments Sean wrote: "Not nearly as entertaining as the Angry Black Woman's rant against Paul Di Filippo."

You're right,Sean...great rant there. On other hand, how often do you find someone with Maggot Feast as a largish type phrase in their tag cloud.


message 12: by Al (new)

Al | 159 comments And to prove it's All One Thread, I used to read di Flippo in a magazine called Science Fiction Eye and they would routinely rant about how sucky Orson Scott Card was as a writer. I'm not a big OSC fan but it always seemed overblown...I figured it had to be political with them coming from pretty much the perspective of the folks that di Flippo is trying to trash in the ABW referenced text.


message 13: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 4973 comments I like this lolcat from her latest review:

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