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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 2:15 am

3 accused of UK plot to attack Muhammad publisher
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Post by Divia » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 11:13 am

I'll say it again that damn professor shoudl be caned for starting the trouble she did. I blame this on her because there is another book coming out and no ones gotten their knickers in a knot over that one. She's an ******* and thats the truth of the matter.

If anyone dies its HER fault.
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Post by LCW » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 3:21 pm

I have this book on preorder set to arrive with my copy of Devil's Brood. I'll be very interested to see how it lives up to the hype!

And I'll say it again, where is the muslim outrage over the violence and the threats of violence? The silence is deafening!
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Post by Catherine Delors » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 4:31 pm

I am no academic, but I have heard of this brand of bitterness... As for this particular academic, what I find really unappealing is that she was raising concerns about Muslim anger with the publisher, while at the same time fanning the flames by inciting her graduate student to alert his listservs.

Now if you read the Smart Bitches review, you will see why some Muslims are upset over this depiction of Aisha. That's of course no excuse to (1) censor the book or (2) hurt anyone.

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Post by diamondlil » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 8:44 pm

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Post by Divia » Sat October 4th, 2008, 1:43 am

Excellent. AndI hope it reaches number one :)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 7th, 2008, 12:55 am

Mohammad wife novel released early in U.S. after fire
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Post by Ariadne » Tue October 7th, 2008, 1:28 am

I got a galley in the mail today. I've been skimming through it but won't have time to read it in depth - it's going out for review tomorrow morning. I'll be getting my own copy later.

More from GalleyCat, who interviewed Jones last Friday. They report it's #1 on the bestseller list in Serbia.

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Post by Divia » Tue October 7th, 2008, 3:22 am

On Amazon sales rank it is 178.

BTW, this from GalleryCat is spot on
Now that we've read the novel for ourselves, and seen precisely two paragraphs that might be construed as sexually explicit (and that's being extremely generous to one of them), Jones deserves a public apology from Spellberg for her public misrepresentations. (Jones has asked Spellberg to recant; she told us Friday that repeated efforts to contact her detractor have met with silence.)
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Post by Divia » Tue October 7th, 2008, 9:15 pm

Yesterday it was 178 on Amazon and today it is 56. :eek:

I wonder if it will make the New York Times bestseller list!
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