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Comment Re:Peerage (Score 1) 366

>The welds are too easy to spot

>The Postal books especially seem to have been edited by third parties, rather than written.

>There are some glaringly inconsistent passages which do not even make logical sense

Strange, I haven't seen these problems.

Comment Re:Good omens (Score 1) 366

I don't know about him, but I have read the Silmarillion many times (6, at least). I see how it could be hard to get though, but so was Dune, the first time I read it, and Don Quixote was harder than either, but all of them are very much worth reading.

Not that there is anything wrong with readability, or Rowling.

Comment Re:Trollope,Proust and Powell (Score 1) 366

Like Ringworld? That is what I thought at first, but it is actually the mythological idea of a flat world resting on the backs of four elephants standing on the shell of The Great A'Tuin, the star turtle.

What is he standing on? He's a *turtle*. They swim, in this case though space.

Comment Re:Good omens (Score 1) 366

Rowling is no Tolkien, but as someone just starting the series after avoiding them for a long time, I have to say HP books are better than I expected. Not great, but entertaining, and I now agree that they are a good way to get kids to read more. Certainly HP is much better than Eregon or whatever that drivel was called.

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Starcraft 2 To Be a Trilogy 253

The Starcraft 2 gameplay panel was an eventful one at Blizzcon today. The developers faced an obstacle when designing the game; the plans they had were just too massive to implement in a single game on anything approaching a reasonable timeline. Their solution was to divide the game up into three separate, stand-alone titles: Terran: Wings of Libery, Zerg: Heart of the Swarm, and Protoss: Legacy of the Void. Read on for further details.

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