“I knew my grandfather better than you.”

SandChigger | October 31, 2008

Waaah! Waaah! Waaaah! Yeah? So stop whining already and stand up and do something to protect his legacy. Sheesh. Tweet

Shill gets her just deserts

SandChigger | October 28, 2008

Amazon has revamped their customer reviewer ranking system (see their site for details) and long-time #1 fake and shill “reviewer” Harriet Klausner has been demoted to #445. (Although they still refer to her as #1 “Classic Reviewer”.) A long time coming, but a welcome change. (Still too high, of course, but so it goes.) In [...]

Finally a review: Publishers Weekly does the audio book

SandChigger | October 27, 2008

Unfortunately it reads like it was written by someone who doesn’t follow the series, and who got most of their info from the back cover. (Link) Calling it an “epic science fiction tale”, the anonymous “reviewer” repeats the now standard line about filling in The Gap. Told by modern-day sci-fi legends Anderson and Brian Herbert [...]

“Reviews Online” list updated

SandChigger | October 27, 2008

I’ve updated the “Reviews Online” post with some links to online reviews of Paul of Dune. If you’re a T(A)U or Jacurutu regular, you’ve probably already seen most of them. (If not, click “Resources” at the top of the page above and then the first link on the new page.) They’re a fairly sad lot, [...]

This is what they do, this is what they are

SandChigger | October 27, 2008

Rather than face up at last to the full implications of Paul of Dune‘s short-lived stint on the bestsellers lists for his long-held position that SALES SHOW QUALITY, Dune Novels BBS admin Byron has completely deleted a thread on the book’s ranking on the New York Times list. A thread which he himself started. All [...]

Heading out to sea…

SandChigger | October 26, 2008

Well, after circling around the bottom of the bowl for most of the month, Paul of Dune has finally done the ole squuoaash-dupp-dupp-dupp and disappeared completely from the commode—like one of those annoying little floaty turds you get when you’ve had too much fat content in your diet—and I figure the little shit is halfway [...]

There are a lot of idiots out there blogging…

SandChigger | October 13, 2008

And here‘s a “review” of PoD by one of them. According to this one, Paul of Dune, unlike previous Dune prequels, is “awesome.” The future part – with Paul as Emperor is brilliantly written and fills the gap that the original Dune series always had. To be honest, the original Dune novel was always my [...]