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Curious if you... posted 09 February 2004 in Author Q & ACurious if you... by banditski, Candidate

yeah, i agree... it's one thing for a bunch of schmucks like us here to compare darkness to lotr, but it's quite another for the publisher to do it. i would think that it is just setting the reader up to look for faults with it - ie. reasons why it doesn't out-tolkien tolkien.

you can easily say many great things about darkness. i think it's a little cheesy to try to suck people in with such a loaded statement as that.

and to say "me too" again, i love the cover and the feel of the book. i have little to no trouble with the 'elvin script' on the cover. paying homage (if that is indeed the intent) is a far cry from a direct comparison.

all this being said, i think the book is strong enough by itself that i wouldn't think that a blurb like that will make *or* break the book. i just think it's a bit cheap and unnecessary. of course in this time of lotr mania, i suppose it's hard to resist...

*after* writing this, i decided to read what exactly was on the book. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> i see that the quote in question isn't from penguin, but from a third party. i guess this lessens the cheese a little, but i'd still say it's not needed. of course, i know nothing about publishing books, so.... view post


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