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posts by Myself Commoner | joined 05 Mar 2004 | 3


posted 05 Mar 2004, 21:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow did you get here? by Myself, Commoner

Came here by divine intervention. view post


posted 06 Mar 2004, 13:03 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeThorough review of TDTCB (MAJOR SPOILERS) by Myself, Commoner

LOL I had a schoolmate who was a nietzsche fanatic. He was more of a nihilist though. I agree that the ending is wanting, as ideally all books should stand alone on their own. But I don't think TDtCB is romance-oriented. After all, in all genre fiction, characters are the principal vessels of the story. It felt more epic to me. The grip I had with this otherwise excellent novel is that it is sometimes self-indulgent (much less so however than the review!), a flaw I remarked recently in many authors. view post


posted 06 Mar 2004, 13:03 in Author Q & ATDTCD third on SFsite's year's best list! by Myself, Commoner

Yeah, I thought it amazing! However popularity contest should always be taken with a pinch of salt, although SF polls seem fairly sensitive. As to the Editor list, maybe many contributors didn't get to read the book (even if it has got a nice reputation on the net, which is why I suspect so many internauts voted for it) view post


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