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Not only that, but the Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange, etc. shtick is lifted directly from "The Taking of Pelham 123".
Treating "originality" as a sacred goal is a one-way ticket to getting nothing accomplished. This isn't to say that we should be openly plagiarizing, but that a narrow-minded focus on originality itself will only lead to frustration.
Since when is second-person narrative (in and of itself) necessary to make a book "more of a literary novelty than a good novel"?
So, I guess writers like Italo Clavino ("If On A Winter's Night A Traveller"), Jay McInnery ("Bright Lights, Big City"), and GÃ¼nter Grass ("Cat and Mouse") just wrote "novelties" then?
RIM's support for OSX is hideously outdated. It's basically a set of bandage solutions so that you can do the minimum amount of syncing and media management...but not at the same time.
I've seen some of this with suppliers I work with: hiring freeze, no overtime allowed, etc.. Is it "prudent"? Yes, but - particularly for companies who trade (or whose parent companies trade) on the stock market - there's been incredible pressure to appear "fiscally responsible", which in some ways is another way of saying "risk averse".
It really depends on the industry.
would the first 50 posts about conflict in the Middle East concern itself with the semantics of east-west notation on a sphere.
The author of the review makes it hard for me to take him, the book, or his review seriously for the following reasons:
- he is incapable of using an apostrophe.
- independent of the book's context, he uses language which displays an existing bias (or, perhaps "hatred" is a better word) against the subject matter ("EBM shows that homeopathy and other bogus cures are of no value").
- the intent of the review (I can't speak of the book as I haven't read it) seems to be nothing more than "all alternative medicine and their practitioners are dirty cheats. All of them".
- the comparison to the current economic crisis which bookends the review is rather thin and clumsy.