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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 02:03:17 pm »
I'm seeing a common "complaint" about the books with these reviews - it's not all tied up in a pretty bow. No shit, that's part of the point of the writing - it was not done to screw the reader over, but to engage the reader in a way few authors can pull off.
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 04:45:54 pm »
Speculiction:

http://speculiction.blogspot.nl/2017/09/review-of-unholy-consult-by-r-scott.html

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I'm seeing a common "complaint" about the books with these reviews - it's not all tied up in a pretty bow. No shit, that's part of the point of the writing - it was not done to screw the reader over, but to engage the reader in a way few authors can pull off.

I actually thought Speculiction's review was pretty positive, overall.
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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2017, 06:26:46 am »
He says: "And finally, with the publishing of The Unholy Consult, I think it can at last be said that Bakker has written the epic fantasy series of the post-Tolkien era."  If you don't think that's a positive review, I think you need to reexamine your standards.

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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2017, 07:21:54 pm »
Didn't mean to suggest all of these reviews were negative - to clarify, of those "complaining" about the work, I'm seeing some common criticisms. Not a big deal.
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2017, 08:47:15 pm »
Ha! Reference my thread, [TUC Spoilers] TaoHorror’s big take away from the series.

This reviewer agrees with me ... and he's a doctor, ooo aaah! The reward centers in my brain are firing on all cylinders  ;D

http://frigidreads.blogspot.nl/2017/08/the-unholy-consult-by-r-scott-bakker.html

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Our society, often divided between those arrogantly assured of their salvation and immunity to the flames and those who honestly believe that those flames don't exist, has in large measure forgotten that horror even exists. Mr. Bakker brings us a small reminder that something as immense as eternity should not be taken casually. If Hell is an objective, provable fact in your universe, then it is a horrifying, gut churning, bowel loosening one and should be treated as such.
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 11:28:54 pm »
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This reviewer agrees with me ... and he's a doctor, ooo aaah! The reward centers in my brain are firing on all cylinders  ;D

You've officially have the coolest doctor on Earth! Lucky you. You'll live forever, with his revelations from the book. ;)

ETA: shit I thought it was your doctor. .. I might look him up though, lol
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“No. I am your end. Before your eyes I will put your seed to the knife. I will quarter your carcass and feed it to the dogs. Your bones I will grind to dust and cast to the winds. I will strike down those who speak your name or the name of your fathers, until ‘Yursalka’ becomes as meaningless as infant babble. I will blot you out, hunt down your every trace! The track of your life has come to me,

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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2017, 03:46:16 am »
frigid isn't a doctor nor does he claim to be.  His editor, on the other hand, is a mutual friend and does have Phd.

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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2017, 05:54:14 pm »
frigid isn't a doctor nor does he claim to be.  His editor, on the other hand, is a mutual friend and does have Phd.

Aw, nuts! I misread that - the editor is a phd ... oh, well, ego now deflated. Does Frigid have respects? Anything?
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2017, 06:37:22 pm »
Is there any recent interview of Bakker in any site? Nothing?
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2017, 10:50:45 pm »
frigid isn't a doctor nor does he claim to be.  His editor, on the other hand, is a mutual friend and does have Phd.

Aw, nuts! I misread that - the editor is a phd ... oh, well, ego now deflated. Does Frigid have respects? Anything?

I'm not sure what you're asking.  He's a veteran of the US Marine Corps with an Anthropology degree who takes his Christianity seriously but who has no problems with being friends with godless atheists like yours truly.

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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2017, 10:54:39 pm »
frigid isn't a doctor nor does he claim to be.  His editor, on the other hand, is a mutual friend and does have Phd.

Aw, nuts! I misread that - the editor is a phd ... oh, well, ego now deflated. Does Frigid have respects? Anything?

I'm not sure what you're asking.  He's a veteran of the US Marine Corps with an Anthropology degree who takes his Christianity seriously but who has no problems with being friends with godless atheists like yours truly.

Good enough for me! See TSA people ... I can be smart! Me and this very impressive person agree, Hell isn't just some scare tactic to get kids to Sunday school - it's some serious shit!
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« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 05:26:48 pm »
Speculiction did a second review/addendum/piece on TUC!
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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2017, 11:12:12 pm »
Speculiction did a second review/addendum/piece on TUC!

Oh, I wonder who privately contacted him about this ... hmm
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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2017, 02:05:28 pm »
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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2017, 07:51:00 pm »
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