paul Hend
Baltimore, Maryland
About Me
Middle aged man teaching middle school English. I coach football, wrestling, and lacrosse in high school. I was a big fan of fantasy and science fiction when I first started reading,and have gone back to it again. Many years in grad school and writing programs and universities poisoned the love of reading and a good yarn. So back to my childhood and adolescent loves. Plot, plot and more plot-- and an understanding of human nature and history.
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Cloud Atlas One Year Later: Why 2012’s Biggest Flop is Also its Biggest Triumph 52 replies | 29429 views
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The Wheel of Time Re-read: Lord of Chaos, Part 22 174 replies | 30859 views
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The Malazan Re-read of the Fallen: Gardens of the Moon, Prologue and Chapter 1 135 replies | 69766 views Fiddler Fiddler
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The Wheel of Time Re-read: Lord of Chaos, Part 31 725 replies | 71811 views ZEXXES ZEXXES
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Sleeps With Monsters: “It is Very Simple, but in War the Simplest Things Become Very Difficult” 23 replies | 5328 views Mayhem Mayhem
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S.M. Stirling on Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That. at Wednesday December 12, 2012
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tugthis tugthis said (5 years ago):
Free, The part of spoiler free review I don't understand is the review part. I am taking it for granted that Leigh, and most everyone on the board will read the book, and I am certainly hoping that we all like it. But why review a book if you are not going to talk about plot, character, style, or substance. What you are doing then is simply promoting the book. . . not an altogether bad thing, but on a fan site it seems a bit silly-- preaching to the choir-- if I may say that. I don't think my comment was inane, I think the "review" was inane, not in the sense that it is stupid, but that it was useless. I would much have preferred if Leigh had written an actual review discussing the book, as a true aficionado, and posted it on the site... maybe a week after publication. It would have seemed more valuable to fans to get her opinion of how the new book works or doesn't. I don't think it would affect sales at all, and it would give me (and some other more casual readers) some idea of what I should be looking for in my read of the book. I did not post this on the regular board because it is really just a misunderstanding between us. I respect your opinions of the WOW more than most and would not engage in some protracted discussion of the process/methodology of this web site. Discussions of the book are for the "comments" section. Peace, Tugthis