Waffing aww the way! SoD 4

SandChigger | August 30, 2007

Destructive Review of Sandworms of Dune: “Chapter” 4 (pp 28 – 32: 4.1 pp) Epigraph: This is Kevin addressing the Old Guard fans, rubbing it in. “I’ve seen the no-otes! I’ve seen the out-line! Nyah-nyah-nyahnyah-nyah!” Pretty pot-and-kettle, though, for someone responsible for more infidelities than you can count (Oh, sorry! Just ONE, right?)—and in more [...]

Oops, forgot something! SoD 2 Addendum

SandChigger | August 30, 2007

It’s been nagging at me that I forgot to mention something the other day when doing “chapter” 2. So I had a quick look back over the last part and figured out what it was. Remember that Erasmus has ordered the marauding machine multitudes (m-m-m-moo!) to send back data from “databases, halls of records, libraries [...]

Proving my point for me

SandChigger | August 29, 2007

Freak(zilla) likes to point out that half of the population is below average intelligence. My observation thus far has been that most of the fans of the new books (but NOT ALL) fall into that half. (It’s also my impression that many of the most vocal supporters of the books and their authors are themselves [...]

Sandworms Down on Lists

SandChigger | August 28, 2007

Sandworms of Dune has fallen from No. 3 to No. 8 on the Publishers Weekly list of Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers, and from No. 4 to No. 6 on the New York Times list of same. (These are for the book’s second week on both lists.) Just letting you know because you know you won’t [...]

Bints Behaving Badly: SoD 3 (continued)

SandChigger | August 27, 2007

(Well, Saturday passed, then Sunday, and now it’s Monday evening. Better get back at it before I lose all that “momentum” I’ve built, huh?) OK. The main problem with this “chapter” is something I pointed out on Saturday morning: it’s been twenty-one years since the Bene Gesserit and the Honored Matres began integrating. I can [...]

Blah-blah-blahg round-up…about time to pull the plug?

SandChigger | August 27, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007 – Bestseller List On August 15 the HLP & hired hack heard from TOR that ‘Worms would debut at number 4 on the New York Times bestsellers list. And that sales were 22% higher than those of Hunters…which were their best to date. I’ve finally figured out why Kevin doesn’t like [...]

Bints Behaving Badly: SoD 3

SandChigger | August 25, 2007

Destructive Review of Sandworms of Dune: “Chapter” 3 (pp 23 – 27: 4.5 pp) Epigraph: Oh, GAWD, I would have hoped for something better from the First Primer of the Missionaria Protectiva than this flatulent drivel. (Like that one? It’s a product of my elaborate mind.) Logic can compel people to make great sacrifices. Was [...]