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A klassic Klausner typo

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A klassic Klausner typo

Post by Misfit » Thu June 30th, 2011, 12:10 am

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu June 30th, 2011, 12:24 am

LOL! I was puzzling over the "somewhat linear" storyline myself. With a character talking to Mr. Happy, I don't think the additional distraction of a triangular or circular storyline would be welcome.
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Post by Misfit » Thu June 30th, 2011, 12:52 am

At least it is profound and character driven :D
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu June 30th, 2011, 2:06 am

I want to know what was the actual word that was meant to be posted instead of penis!

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu June 30th, 2011, 4:46 am

The word was right, Sonja, it was the punctuation. The sentence was meant to imply that his organ wasn't working since the accident, but ended up saying that it was named after his friend.

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Post by SGM » Thu June 30th, 2011, 7:30 am

You have probably already seen this thread

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2003/0 ... sner-post/

But it was the 137 reviews posted in two days that had me intrigued (and the fact that someone bothered to count).

Now, I will admit to taking longer than I used to get through books but in my younger days I did used to be able to read several in one day but then life intruded and I had to, and wanted to, do other things as well and then, unfortunately, came the need to go out to work. Even before then I didn't read more than one book every day. I might even today still refer to several books a day but I would never really consider that reading a book even if I might quite enjoy it.

I would love to understand what the point of this is. Speed reading has a place but not in reading books for enjoyment and obviously in this case understanding them. I agree that this is probably some sort of publicity thing but the reviews also remind me of how I write when using my phone to do it (which is a constant embarrassment to me). Could they not do a better job?
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Post by Misfit » Thu June 30th, 2011, 11:55 am

[quote=""MLE""]The word was right, Sonja, it was the punctuation. The sentence was meant to imply that his organ wasn't working since the accident, but ended up saying that it was named after his friend.[/quote]

She can be quite unintentionally hilarious at times ;)

SGM, there's a lot of guesses as to who or what Klausner is, whether a consortium or just a mad hatter posting book blurbs like mad on Amazon, but one thing most everyone agrees on - she doesn't read the books. Maybe the first and last chapter but not much more. She gets so many things wrong.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu June 30th, 2011, 5:59 pm

[quote=""MLE""]The word was right, Sonja, it was the punctuation. The sentence was meant to imply that his organ wasn't working since the accident, but ended up saying that it was named after his friend.[/quote]

Ah, thanks for explaining!

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