Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Another Day...

...another book with a promising beginning that doesn't pay off. This time it was Jonathan Carroll's "classic modern fantasy" The Land of Laughs. What a crock, although at least I managed to finish it.

12 Comments:

At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading around on your blog, it strikes me as the most misanthropic, ill conceived waste of fingers on a keyboard I have seen in a long time. You hate everything but you can't even express that intelligently or wittily. Why even write a blog when all you say is "everything stinks" in different but unoriginal phrases? It's always the same. ALWAYS. Anyone who thinks THE LAND OF LAUGHS is a "crock" is either stupid or tone deaf.

Maria Frederick

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger Tim said...

Thanks for sharing, Maria. You're a doll.

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger JPW said...

I love it when the fans write to us. If only we had something that we could autograph and send to them.

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger TimT said...

I've never told you about this before, Maria, but I think I'm in love with you.

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger JPW said...

Wait..."tone deaf"?

 
At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes-- Tone deaf-- as in can't tell the difference between good from bad sound. As in language/ as in spoken. PS Interesting how you two are the only ones who comment. Rallying all your readers to your defense, eh? PS I'm glad you're in love with me. Remember the old adage, "The dog barks when the parade goes by." Woof woof, Spot and Rex.

MF

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Actually there are three of us. Two Tims and a James.

I love it how your criticism of our site hinges on the fact that I didn't like some mediocre fantasy novel. Oh, and we're too negative. Remember the old adage, Maria: Fuck off.

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger JPW said...

Anyway, enough of her. Hey, guys, do youse wanna come with me to the National Gallery of Victoria this weekend? I hear that the sculptures taste great, and there are some paintings that just came in from Europe that are a real treat for the nose.

Afterwards, we can drink beer, and marvel at how good it looks.

In short, Maria, the very fact that Tim calls the book in question a piece of shit, and that you leap to its defence, can mean only one thing: it is a piece of shit, and you are a fucking Scientologist.

Also, I'm drunk.

 
At 10:50 PM, Blogger JPW said...

On top of that, I've never heard the adage "The dog barks as the parade goes by". Even a careful check of my Every Boy's Big Book Of Olde-Time Adages fails to edify me.

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger JPW said...

And now I must pee.

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger Tim said...

Big night, James?

Speaking of "tone", have you noticed how all trolls sound the same? It's the anonymity that does it, the same way all thirteen-year-old prank callers sound the same.

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger JPW said...

I think it's a Word template you can use.

 

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