[links] Link salad follows the example of the comic-paper idol

The Dragon Page reviews Green Powell’s | Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Borders ] — (Thanks to .)

A reader reacts to Madness of Flowers Powell’s | Amazon ]

Jay Lake, Religion and a Benediction — Shlomi, on my cancer.

TWA Mechanics from Outer Space — Hilarious photo, ca. 1941.

Saturn After the Equinox — Another APOD image that will take your breath away.

1962 textbook, When You Marry — Check out the excerpted material on class differences in child rearing and sex. It’s creepy.

SMBC on the perils of evolutionists — Heh.

Antihealthcare Reform Idiocy — Oh, wow. Money shot: “When I need health care, I pay for it out of pocket,” he said, adding that he did not fear the possibility that an accident or illness would leave him with unaffordable bills. “I’m a Christian, so I’m not afraid of death,” he said. Good luck with that.

?otD: How thick are you?


11/10/2009
Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning’s weigh-in: 234.0
Currently reading: The Jade Man’s Skin by Daniel Fox

5 thoughts on “[links] Link salad follows the example of the comic-paper idol

  1. Meran says:

    While reading reviews of your books thru links posted here, I’ve noticed a common trend: the reviewers recount a lot of the plot, even go so far as mentioning whether it’s a “page turner” or not, but rarely pick up (or if they do, they don’t mention it) on any possible parallels to our modern society and/or culture.
    Is this the type of review an author prefers nowadays? I know I’m getting up there in years, but an old fashioned book report did more than that… I could recount the blurbie on bn.com or amazon as easily as these reviewers do! (hah! I just reviewed the reviews! 🙂 )
    I ask, since I’ll be writing reviews soon on my own blog and would like to do it fairly well… My writing will be rusty, I warn you!

    1. Jay says:

      I’m with you, frankly. Plot point recounts are useful to a small degree, but I’m a lot more interested in what a book *does*.

  2. Meran says:

    That gives me guidance, thanks!
    I figure, if the goal is to make someone go out and buy the book, then a bit of plot is good… But to so many readers Plot is God and the only reason to read (obviously, I’m not in that pack)…
    Btw, you can blame a Charles de Lint review on “Green” from F&SF mag for my interest in your novels…

  3. Cora says:

    I don’t know if you’ve seen it yet, but Smart Bitches, Trashy books just gave a shout-out to Green.

    http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/index.php/weblog/comments/the-bookmatcher-paranormals-and-westerns/

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