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04:29 pm: Unexpected…

I…um…won that round.

 

Huh.

 

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From:fpb
Date:March 16th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Yip! Yip! yip!
YIPPEEEEEEE!!
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 16th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I'm still a bit shocked. ;-)
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From:superversive
Date:March 16th, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Huzzah!

I’m pleasantly surprised for you, but not utterly shocked. There are a lot of people (me for instance) who don’t like GRRM’s frequent forays into torture-porn, and even for those who love his stuff, I think he’s getting badly overexposed with that HBO series.

I am overjoyed to see that at least one part of the market is ready for something new. How wonderful that it turned out to be yours!

EDIT: I must report with shame that I did not vote in that round, as I have not read either book. I gave up on Martin a couple of books ago, and my budget has been so tight lately that I’ve been extremely selective about which books I buy. For recreational reading I’ve had to stick to free downloads and public-domain classics.

Prospero goes straight to the top of my shopping list. Next month I’ll have money to buy it with!

Edited at 2012-03-16 09:43 pm (UTC)
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 16th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!!!
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From:superversive
Date:March 17th, 2012 10:25 am (UTC)
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Update: I have some bucks left on an iTunes gift card. Accordingly, I just doled out $8.99 for the EPUB edition of Prospero Lost on iBooks. (Good thing it’s available there. I couldn’t have done that if it were Kindle-only, like so many ebooks.)

What a terrific opening! I have no doubt that I shall be buying the other two volumes as soon as I’m flush.

Edited at 2012-03-17 10:27 am (UTC)
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 17th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful! I am so glad you like it. My only word of warning is that some people find Book One Miranda too cold...if you don't give up on her, things change dramatically! Hopefully, Mab and Mephisto can keep you entertained until they do.

;-)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 16th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
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Gee, a choice between another unhappy book in an unending series full of unrealistically awful people and the unrelenting application of Murphey... Or the final book of a trilogy with rounded, not throughly selfish and disagreeable characters that change in response to events they experience, and have a happy ending. And you're surprised yours won? :-)
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 16th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Thanks...basically, I won because the other guy didn't show...but it was still a big surprise. I was so certain he was going to win, I didn't even worry about it.

But...thanks. ;-)
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From:fpb
Date:March 17th, 2012 07:25 am (UTC)
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Actually, he (she?) and superversive are thoroughly right. Mr.Martin needs to reconnect to ordinary mankind. You never got disconnected.
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 17th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
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He may not have even known about it.
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From:superversive
Date:March 18th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
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No indeed, but he has fans by the legion. I don’t suppose there is much going on in fandom (or reviewerdom) that doesn’t come to the attention of a pretty fair number of GRRM’s devoted readers.
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From:jmward14
Date:March 17th, 2012 06:23 am (UTC)
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Congratulations! Now on to the next one. :D
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From:bojojoti
Date:March 17th, 2012 07:31 am (UTC)
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Congratulations!
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From:filialucis
Date:March 17th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
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I will admit to being quite ridiculously pleased about this. :)
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 17th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks.

I will admit to still being in a bit of shock. ;-)
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From:marycatelli
Date:March 18th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
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O frabjous day!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 19th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)

md@michaeldavid.org

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Step into your way back machine, set the date for a croquet match weekend, an imperial wicket ball, a friendly stranger from the "other" campus, an evening that "could have been".... What if it had? I was thinking of you the other day while on travel and decided to google you in the off chance that both your first and last name were sufficiently unique to gin up some kind of positive result. Lo and Behold! (insert appropriate smoke and flashes here) But in all seriousness, how the heck are you? Obviously a mother and successful writer. But you the feisty brilliant spirit I knew more than 25 years ago...how is she?
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 20th, 2012 11:14 am (UTC)

Re: md@michaeldavid.org

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LOL Isn't that funny! I was thinking about you, too...mainly because we were talking about inappropriate photos of yesteryears. ;-)

How are you? If you haven't seen my website, you can look here: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/

Not only is there a long article about how I got published, but if you look here: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/works/nonfiction/china-posts/

You can read all about my recent trip to China with my daughter...which will tell you a great deal about what I am like now. ;-)
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