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Offline Nora

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2016, 03:32:24 AM »
Could be wrong, but I only remember him dropping one or two. The rest of the time he shot a bullet into the ground and used the casing from that.
I think someone should've been accidentally shot though. You can't just run around shooting bullets downward and not expect casualties.

Yes dear, youre wrong.  ;D The moment I read the expression twice, I started counting. He does it all the time. Like Vin and Kelsier used cheap coins from logical coin purses, Wax uses a shit-ton of bullet casings. In Bands of Mourning's first chapter he uses two already.
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #106 on: March 22, 2016, 04:18:03 AM »
Any book in the Cthulu Mythos:

See nothing, be terrified
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #107 on: March 22, 2016, 11:01:30 AM »
Any book in the Cthulu Mythos:

See nothing, be terrified
excellent.

Though one time I read The Dunwich Horror aloud to my wife and daughter. It was about an hour of derisive laughter and cries of "are we there yet?" And "this has to be the stupidest thing I've ever heard!"

So they would give a four word review of:

See nothing, bored silly
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #108 on: March 22, 2016, 09:04:28 PM »
Any book in the Cthulu Mythos:

See nothing, be terrified
excellent.

Though one time I read The Dunwich Horror aloud to my wife and daughter. It was about an hour of derisive laughter and cries of "are we there yet?" And "this has to be the stupidest thing I've ever heard!"

So they would give a four word review of:

See nothing, bored silly
In that case highly recommend The Ballad of Black Tom, a really fantastic subversion and proper telling of the Lovecraftian story from the perspective he would never have even considered. They would definitely like it I think :)

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #109 on: March 30, 2016, 12:37:28 PM »
Any book in the Cthulu Mythos:

See nothing, be terrified
excellent.

Though one time I read The Dunwich Horror aloud to my wife and daughter. It was about an hour of derisive laughter and cries of "are we there yet?" And "this has to be the stupidest thing I've ever heard!"

So they would give a four word review of:

See nothing, bored silly

Were you doing the reading in some kind of ridiculous hat? That can take away the tone of these things, I have found! Also a silly voice undermines the horror somewhat.

And Mr.J I'll check out Black Tom, thanks for the tip.
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #110 on: March 30, 2016, 01:18:04 PM »
Any book in the Cthulu Mythos:

See nothing, be terrified
excellent.

Though one time I read The Dunwich Horror aloud to my wife and daughter. It was about an hour of derisive laughter and cries of "are we there yet?" And "this has to be the stupidest thing I've ever heard!"

So they would give a four word review of:

See nothing, bored silly

Were you doing the reading in some kind of ridiculous hat? That can take away the tone of these things, I have found! Also a silly voice undermines the horror somewhat.


Darn. Forgot about the hat. It keeps ruining things.
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #111 on: April 08, 2016, 10:11:16 PM »
Feist's Magician:
Humble boys become badasses

SoIaF:
Your favourite character dies

Belgariad:
Feel good pop song

The First Law:
Everyone can be broken

The Hobbit:
Bilbo grows some balls

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #112 on: April 08, 2016, 10:50:36 PM »
Words of Radiance.

Working Title was Funnier.


(The working title was The Book of Endless Pages, and when you consider that the book itself is over 1,000 pages long...)

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #113 on: April 10, 2016, 12:30:24 PM »
Feist's Magician:
Humble boys become badasses

SoIaF:
Your favourite character dies

Belgariad:
Feel good pop song

The First Law:
Everyone can be broken

The Hobbit:
Bilbo grows some balls

Love these  ;D
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #114 on: April 10, 2016, 04:52:24 PM »
A few more

Terry Pratchett's Witches books:
Being good causes bitchiness

Terry Pratchett's City Guard books:
Never giving up works

Kushiel's Dart:
Kinkiness saves the day

Bridge of Birds:
Look behind the mask

Dresden Files:
Wiseass overcomes frequent beatings

Left Hand of God:
Droppings of the devil
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #115 on: May 02, 2016, 11:39:45 AM »
Black Cross by J P Ashman

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Offline Takoren

Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #116 on: May 25, 2016, 11:04:38 PM »
The Black Company series by Glen Cook:

Reader riveted, narrator bored.
"The battle's won easy and the war's won cheap
My lords seem to trust me but I'm just 18
So I'll hang their hides from the bannisters
When I take my revenge on the Lannisters
Got engaged to a Frey so I could win a free pass
Can't get with Talisa but damn dat ass
Hey, hey, I wanna be Robb Stark..."

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #117 on: June 10, 2016, 03:56:01 AM »
Wow -- I joined this forum as soon as I saw this hilarious thread.  Made me want to write some of my own reviews:

The Name of the Wind  (Rothfuss)
Harry Potter for Adults

The Republic of Thieves (Lynch)
Witty Hero, Annoying Ex 

Red Sails Under Red Skies  (Lynch)
Bro-mance tops the Romance

The Way of Kings (Sanderson)
Ben-Hur meets Tinkerbell 
OR
Tinkerbell:  My Story

Elantris  (Sanderson)
I only remember mud

The Ocean at the End of the Lane  (Gaiman)
Best Part: Kitten Field!
 

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #118 on: June 10, 2016, 11:43:55 AM »
Wow -- I joined this forum as soon as I saw this hilarious thread.  Made me want to write some of my own reviews:

The Name of the Wind  (Rothfuss)
Harry Potter for Adults

The Republic of Thieves (Lynch)
Witty Hero, Annoying Ex 

Red Sails Under Red Skies  (Lynch)
Bro-mance tops the Romance

The Way of Kings (Sanderson)
Ben-Hur meets Tinkerbell 
OR
Tinkerbell:  My Story

Elantris  (Sanderson)
I only remember mud

The Ocean at the End of the Lane  (Gaiman)
Best Part: Kitten Field!
 

Love these!

I haven't done one for awhile. How about:

Captain America:Civil War
"Pause for Spiderman advert"

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #119 on: July 11, 2016, 08:42:46 PM »
The Battle Of The Five Armies movie (Hobbit part iii)

What The F**K, Jackson