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The backlash contiunes for The Jewel of Medina

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Wed September 24th, 2008, 2:53 pm

You know, I had a feeling that after all the drama and hoopla it was going to end up being a mediocre book. I still plan on reading it, after all, that is one person's opinion and this person reads mainly Historical Romance. I wonder if someone with an interest in HF would have a different POV?

Either way I'm goona buy the book. If nothing else as a protest against bowing to the pressure from religious extremeists! Just for that I hope the author and the new publisher rake in the cash!
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Perdita
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Postby Perdita » Sun September 28th, 2008, 10:56 am

I just read in the Sunday Times that the house of the British publisher has been firebombed. Luckily no-one hurt and the men have been arrested

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sun September 28th, 2008, 1:42 pm

Personally I blame this all on the stupid dumbass professor. If she has kept her mouth shut instead of getting her knickers in a knot none of this would have been an issue. I doubt anyone would have known. But nooo she had an ax to grind and now this is happening.
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LCW
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Postby LCW » Sun September 28th, 2008, 2:39 pm

Yikes! That is just wrong on so many levels. It was probably done by someone living in England and taking advantages of everything a free democracy offers. What a piece of $%#@$! I hope the Muslim community will be as loud and vocal protesting this senseless act of violence as they were against the publication of this book. We shall see!
Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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Catherine Delors
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Postby Catherine Delors » Mon September 29th, 2008, 10:51 am

There's a review of Jewel at Smart Bitches Trashy Books: D+...
For a full text:
http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/index.php/weblog/comments/the-jewel-of-medina-by-sherry-jones/

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue September 30th, 2008, 3:03 am

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Catherine Delors
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Postby Catherine Delors » Tue September 30th, 2008, 10:57 am

Wow! Look at the book's Amazon ranking: 204. That PR campaign launched by an obscure Texas professor sure worked beyond her wildest dreams...
Let's hope no one gets hurt.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Tue September 30th, 2008, 11:11 am

Agreed. And that is super impressive! I wonder if it wilsl contiune to climb
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Tue September 30th, 2008, 3:21 pm

Here's the latest, from The Bookseller (UK):

Jewel in 'suspended animation'

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Sheramy
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Postby Sheramy » Tue September 30th, 2008, 4:37 pm

If the professor truly had cared about the safety of the author, she wouldn't have gone to various listservs and raised an alarm about the book in the first place. She would have very quietly raised her concerns to the publisher. The whole thing smacked of academic territoriality to me (and being an academic, I can tell you it definitely exists), and now it's gotten out of control in a very dangerous way. Here's hoping for everyone's safety.
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