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LCW
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Postby LCW » Thu October 9th, 2008, 3:20 pm

I got my copy yesterday and will be starting on it after I finish Devil's Brood. I admit that I'll be going in to it with a lot of preconcieved idea's about the book, esp. about Mohammed. It's difficult to get over the ick factor of him marrying a nine year old and basically raising his own wife! Yuck! But I'll try to have an open mind about the actual story itself and what's written in the book.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Thu October 9th, 2008, 9:06 pm

OH, tell me how it is. I can't buy it for a while, so I'd be interested to hear your opinions.
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Fri October 10th, 2008, 1:55 am

If anyone else is on LibraryThing, they're giving 20 copies away to their Early Reviewers program in October. I bet it'll be extremely popular though... all the historical novels they offer are that way.

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LCW
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Postby LCW » Fri October 10th, 2008, 6:12 am

"Divia" wrote:OH, tell me how it is. I can't buy it for a while, so I'd be interested to hear your opinions.


I definitely will! It looks like stuff's already hittin' the fan over in the Amazon reviews. This should be interesting!! :D
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Postby diamondlil » Mon October 13th, 2008, 8:51 am

Apparently the British publisher has now decided to delay the release date, and there is no new release date named either!

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This book seems as though it is going to be dogged by controversy whereever it is published.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon October 13th, 2008, 2:24 pm

The title is freakin great Yet Another Publisher Wusses Out to Islam Extremists

Agreed on that part and that publishers need to grow a pair. BTW, the book is selling like hotcakes. It has been in the 100 range or lower since it was published. Don't tell me its not selling...
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Mon October 13th, 2008, 3:08 pm

Has anyone seen it in a physical bookstore in the US? I went to Borders and B&N over the weekend and didn't see it anywhere.

Just read this interview Sherry Jones did with the Telegraph (UK) where she talks about the sequel.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Mon October 13th, 2008, 3:23 pm

"Ariadne" wrote:Has anyone seen it in a physical bookstore in the US? I went to Borders and B&N over the weekend and didn't see it anywhere.

Just read this interview Sherry Jones did with the Telegraph (UK) where she talks about the sequel.


I was in two B&N's over the weekend and didn't notice it, but I wasn't looking for it either, so I might have overlooked it.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon October 13th, 2008, 4:16 pm

B&N rarely has any of the new books. Everytime I go with my laundry list they are like hmmm, dont have it. So thats not surprising to me!
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LCW
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Postby LCW » Wed October 15th, 2008, 3:38 pm

OK, I have never in my life used the term "Purple Prose" to describe a book but there's a first time for everything! I'm not that far into JOM but so far I'm not impressed. I'm still keeping an open mind though. I've been known to hate books up for the first 100 pages but then I end up liking them. It remains to be seen if that will be the case with this one.
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